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No Bake Cheesecake Bars

This easy No Bake Cheesecake Bars recipe leaves out the sugar–not the flavor! A soft creamy cheesecake filling, a sweet berry topping and a nutty crust, all without added sugars or flour.

Reducing your sugar consumption does NOT mean giving up dessert! After you fall in love with these cheesecake bars, try this life changingly delicious Sugar Free Peanut-Butter Fudge.

No bake cheesecake bars with a berry topping on parchment paper.

Why this Recipe Works

  • We make our sugar free Cheesecake Bars with Monk fruit powder. It sweetens the cheesecake filling perfectly without leaving behind an unpleasant aftertaste.
  • Keto no bake cheesecake means no heating up your house and no worrying about cracked cheesecakes.
  • You only need a few minutes to whip together the cheesecake. Then relax while it chills in the fridge, hands off.
  • The cold berries on top make the cheesecake bars look as amazing as they taste!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed for no bake berry cheesecake bars.

Mixed Berries. You can use any kind of berry or combo of berries you enjoy. Try strawberry, blueberry, raspberry . . . the tasty options are endless.

Powdered Monkfruit. If you only have granulated monkfruit, turn it into powder by blending it in your high speed blender or food processor. It should resemble the consistency of powdered sugar.

Almond Flour. Pure almonds, no wheat products. This gluten free alternative is also packed with protein!

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make gluten free cheesecake bars.

For the crust:

Combine almond flour with 2 tablespoons of powdered monkfruit and melted butter. Press into a square baking dish. Let the crust chill while you make the filling.

For the cheesecake filling:

Beat cream cheese with monkfruit powder. Blend in vanilla extract, sour cream and lime juice until well combined.

Pour this filling into the chilled crust.

For the berry topping:

Put the frozen berries in a sauce pan. Warm on medium heat until the berries become a light jam. Pour the jam over the filling.

Chill the cheesecake bars in the fridge for at least four hours. Overnight works, too!

Berry topping for cheesecake bars in a small saucepan.

Tips & Tricks

  • Slice the cheesecake into 9 square bars before serving.
  • Keep any uneaten bars in a covered container in the refrigerator. For best taste, enjoy no bake cheesecake bars within 5 days.
  • If you’re using fresh berries, skip the cooking step. Just add the berries right to the top of the cheesecake before setting. Both ways are equally delicious.
  • Add a dollop of sugar free whipped cream to the top with fresh berries instead of the jam.
Slices of cheesecake bars on serving plate with berry topping.

Recipe FAQs

What is monkfruit ?

Monkfruits are small melon-like gourds from South East Asia. The monk fruit sweetener in this recipe is made from the fruit’s extracts. The extract contains no naturally occurring sugars but is at least 150 times sweeter than sugar. It’s also calorie free, fat free and carb free. Unlike many other sugar substitutes, monkfruit extract is stable at high heats making it perfect for baking.

Is almond flour the same as almond meal?

No, it is not. Almond meal is made from unpeeled, raw almonds and is coarser than almond flour. Almond flour should be used in this recipe for consistent results.

Can I use fat free cream cheese in this cheesecake recipe?

I don’t recommend low fat or fat free cheesecakes. Not only do they tend to have added sugars, they are also less rich and creamy than regular versions.

Can I use a different sugar substitute in this recipe?

Yes, you’re welcome to try these sugar free no-bake cheesecake bars with any of your favorite sugar swaps! Let me know how it turns out!

Pan of cheesecake bars topped with berry jam.

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No Bake Cheesecake Bars

This easy No Bake Cheesecake Bars recipe leaves out the sugar--not the flavor! A soft creamy cheesecake filling, a sweet berry topping and a nutty crust, all without added sugars or flour.

This easy No Bake Cheesecake Bars recipe leaves out the sugar--not the flavor! A soft creamy cheesecake filling, a sweet berry topping and a nutty crust, all without added sugars or flour.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered monkfruit blend

For the filling:

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered monkfruit blend
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice

For the topping

  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen mixed berries

Instructions

  1. For the crust, in a medium bowl, add the almond flour, melted butter, and powdered monkfruit. Mix until combined.
  2. Line a 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate while making the filling.
  3. Use an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese with the monkfruit, and the vanilla extract. Blend for several minutes until smooth, then add the sour cream and lime juice. Mix until smooth.
  4. Pour the filling on top of the chilled crust, spread evenly.
  5. Put the berries in a saucepan over medium heat until berries turn into a light jam. Allow to cool before adding to the cheesecake.
  6. Pour the jam over the filling. Chill cheesecake for 4 hours in refrigerator, or overnight.
  7. Divide the cheesecake into 9 square slices and enjoy! Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Notes

  • Can skip the cooking of the topping and just add fresh berries instead!
  • Granulated monkfruit can be turned into powdered monkfruit just by blending it into a high-speed blender for a couple of minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

All the rich, creamy taste you love in berry cheesecake without any of the added sugars! These low carb, lightened up No Bake Cheesecake Bars are unbelievably easy, rich, sweet and delicious!

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