Cool Your Tastebuds With These Cinco De Mayo Lime Cheesecake Bars

Cool Your Tastebuds With These Cinco De Mayo Lime Cheesecake Bars



There are fewer finer tastes in life than cheesecake. So what better way to celebrate with friends and family on cinco de mayo than with a protein-packed recipe that everyone can enjoy? Regardless of whether or not you’ve had too many cervezas, there’s plenty of lime to accent your drink, or a delicious treat to soak up some sobriety. Oh, and they also taste incredible, so no matter what your level of celebration, everyone wins with cheesecake. Take a look at the full recipe and get ready to fall in love.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO

CINCO DE MAYO LIME CHEESECAKE BARS

Yields: 9 servings |  Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories: 140 | Protein: 10g  | Fat: 8g | Net Carb: 4g 

Total Carb: 13g 

Prep Time: 25 mins  | Cook Time:  4-6 hours (cool time) | Total Time: ~ 5-6 hrs.

Ingredients

LIME CHEESECAKE BARS CRUST

LIME CHEESECAKE BARS FILLING

  • 1 8oz package reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup zero cal sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • sliced lime for topping

Method

  1. preheat over to 350 degrees F, and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the Quest Bars into pieces and place them on the baking sheet – bake for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove and let cool.
  4. Once cooled, place them into a food processor or blender and blitz until fine crumbles form.
  5. Add in the melted butter and pulse until combined.
  6. Prepare 6×6 inch pan with non-stick spray and parchment paper both ways for easy removal.
  7. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and use the bottom of a glass to pack it down tightly.
  8. Bake for 6 minutes.
  9. Remove and let cool
  10. Meanwhile, place the room temp cream cheese, yogurt, sweetener, vanilla, salt, juice and zest into a mixing bowl and use a handheld mixer to beat until well combined.
  11. Transfer to the cooled crust.
  12. Cover and chill for 4-6 hours before cutting into squares, topping with lime slices and serving!

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