Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Bars

These Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the closest thing you’ll get to cheesecake without all the added sugar! The satisfyingly sweet flavor comes from the cinnamon graham cracker crust and 2/3 cup of honey in the filling. There were many variations of this bar online but I decided to leave out all the sugar and try something different. I was worried the bar wouldn’t have as “sturdy” of a hold but surprisingly, these bars held up great after baking and refrigerating.  


Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Bars

As you’ll notice in the directions, I used a standard 8×8 square cake pan. I got about 16 decent sized bars out of this recipe! Feel free to double or triple the recipe because these bars will go fast! Read on to see the full recipe for these Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Bars! Give them a try and let me know your opinion in the comments below!


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Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

16

bars
Bake Time

25

minutes
Fridge Time

2

hours 
Calories

342

kcal

This dessert is the closest thing you’ll get to cheesecake without all the added sugar! Its satisfyingly sweet flavor comes from the cinnamon graham cracker crust and honey in the filling.

Ingredients

  • FOR CRUST
  • 18 full cinnamon graham crackers

  • 12 Tbs unsalted butter

  • FOR FILLING
  • 16 oz cream cheese

  • 8 Tbs unsalted butter

  • 1 egg

  • 2/3 cup honey

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling on top)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  • Line the bottom of an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper, then grease with oil
  • Grind the graham crackers into fine crumbs using a food processor 
  • Melt the 12 Tbs of butter and add to the food processor with the graham cracker crumbs. Continue pulsing in the food processor until well combined 
  • Add the graham cracker mixture to the pan and spread evenly along the bottom to make the crust. Press firmly with the back of a spoon or your fingers 
  • Next, soften the cream cheese and butter together in the microwave for about 1 minute 
  • Add the cream cheese, butter and egg to a large bowl and beat on low using a hand mixer 
  • Then add the honey, vanilla, and cinnamon and continue mixing on medium speed until smooth 
  • Pour the mixture over the graham cracker crust and spread evenly 
  • Sprinkle with more cinnamon as desired and use a toothpick to swirl the top for a decorative look 
  • Bake for about 25 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool at room temperature and then put it in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours (or overnight) before serving  
  • Once cooled, cut into squares and use a spatula to remove from pan 

Notes

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container


Calories342

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 26.2g 41%
    • Saturated Fat 15.7g 79%
  • Cholesterol 80mg 27%
  • Sodium 286mg 12%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 72mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 24.8g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
    • Sugars 16.7g
  • Protein 3.8g 8%
  • Calcium 3%
  • Iron 6%
  • Vitamin D 55%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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