Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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I could come up with a story and an excuse for baking these bars, but truth is, there was no special occasion. I just felt like baking for the love of it. I did choose these bars for a reason though. Everyone around me loves cheesecake and lemon. I could care less for the both of them, I’m more of a chocolate or cake person.

Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Crust Ingredients:
2 Large eggs (1 added after the picture), 1 1/2 cups almond flour, 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon, 1/3 cup baking stevia, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 tsp baking powder.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Mix all the crust ingredients together and add extra coconut oil if it’s too dry.

Evenly distribute a pan with the almond flour crust.

If I were you, I’d use a 2x larger pan than the one I used. Bake the crust for 20 minutes at 325 degrees.

While the crust is baking, prepare the lemon cheesecake.

Lemon Cheesecake Ingredients: 
3 packages of 1/3 less fat cream cheese, 3 large eggs, 1 cup baking stevia, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tablespoon of lemon extract or 3 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.

The filling was a little clumpy when I tried to stir it with a spoon, and so I threw it all into the electric mixer and whipped it up.

Take the crust out of the oven and add the cheesecake mix evenly over the top.

If you want a little extra, mix in a couple of white chocolate shavings on top!

Instead of white chocolate, I added a little lemon zest to keep it low carb and low sugar. Bake for 45 minutes. The edges will be slightly brown.

Let the cheesecake bars cool in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until firm.

Once they’re firm, cut it into bars. I used a smaller pan than should have and so I only cut twelve pieces, but this recipe is supposed to make 24 pieces. Mine were just extra big.

You can find complete recipes of this Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake Bars in simplytaralynn.com

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