Brownie and cheesecake – is there a combination more wholesome than this?
With these no bake keto brownie cheesecake bites, you can have a taste of that sweet goodness without the fuzz.
It’s super easy to make and only requires about 10-15 minutes of active work.
I’m a big fan of easy keto recipes and this one definitely fits the definition.
And with only 0.5g net carbs per bite, they’re more than perfect for the ketogenic diet!
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I recommend buying grass-fed butter – it’s higher in certain micronutrients and healthy fats and it contains a better ratio of omega-3 vs. omega-6 fatty acids.
The butter should be soft for this recipe: leave the butter at room temperature for 30-40 minutes for the desired consistency.powdered erythritol (confectioners’ erythritol):
Erythritol is my favorite keto-friendly sweetener:
– it doesn’t spike your blood sugar,
– it’s completely safe and
– has a very natural sweet taste.
Because of the natural origin and natural production process (fermentation), I also consider erythritol to be paleo-friendly.
Even though I’m a little biased towards erythritol, I’m not discriminating against other keto-friendly sweeteners that won’t spike your blood sugar.
Keep in mind though, that you might have to adjust the amount used because erythritol isn’t as sweet as other sweeteners out there.
Erythritol is about 70% as sweet as normal table sugar whereas other keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia are usually much sweeter than sugar.
Taste a tiny amount of the mass before oversweetening it and adjust accordingly! baking cacoa powder (dutch processed cacoa powder):
dutch processed cacoa powder has a very strong chocolate taste and because of that it’s ideal for low carb baking.
You only need a very tiny amount to make delicious chocolatey keto treats. sugar-free vanilla extractfull-fat cream cheese(optional) grated chocolate for decoration
HOW TO MAKE KETO BROWNIE CHEESECAKE BITES:
1. Mix ingredients for the brownie layer:
Mix the ingredients for the brownie layer in a bowl until you get a smooth mass.
To fully combine the softened butter with the rest of the ingredients, I recommend pressing the backside of the spoon against the “wall” of the bowl while you stir.
Imagine using the spoon as if you were to apply the fat bomb mass with a spatula.
Press the brownie layer into a suitable silicone mold, I usually use a rectangular silicone mold for candy making just like this one and cut the finished “bars” into bite-sized cubes.
But of course, you can use whatever shape you already have at home.
(I do highly recommend using a silicone mold and not something that’s hard plastic like an ice cube tray – you probably will have a lot of problems getting the bites out and it will be much easier with a silicone mold.)
Make sure to leave a bit of space on top of the brownie layer (approx. as thick as a finger) so the cheesecake layer will still fit into the silicone mold.
Chill the brownie layer in your freezer for 10-15 minutes while you prepare the cheesecake layer.
2. Make cheesecake layer and fill into silicone mold:
Mix the ingredients for the cheesecake layer and add it on top of the brownie layer.
Chill the silicone mold for 1 hour in your fridge.
Pop the keto brownie cheesecake bars/bites out of your silicone mold.
This should be fairly easy after they had enough time to solidify in the fridge but you may have to be careful to not touch the cheesecake layer as it will not harden as much as the brownie layer.
Depending on what silicone mold you’re using, you may need to cut the keto brownie cheesecake bars into bite-sized cubes as seen on the pictures.
If you use a different mold, you can go straight to the eating part!
I decorated my keto brownie cheesecake bites with a bit of grated chocolate, but of course, that’s optional!
Cover with plastic wrap and store in your fridge – consume within 2-3 days.
One keto brownie cheesecake bite (approx. 0.6oz/17g) has approx. 0.5g net carbs (1.1g total carbs and 0.6g dietary fiber), 5.3g fat, 1.8g protein, and 58 calories.
Keep in mind that the nutrition info per serving may change depending on the size of the bites you make.
Brownie Layer Ingredients:
- 3 tbsp (0.85oz/24g) finely ground almond flour
- 1 tbsp (0.2oz/6g) baking cacoa powder (dutch processed cacoa powder)
- 3 tbsp (0.6oz/18g) powdered erythritol
- 3 tbsp (1.4oz/39g) soft butter
- ½ tsp sugar-free vanilla extractCheesecake Layer
- 3 tbsp (1.4oz/39g) cream cheese
- 1 tbsp (0.2oz/6g) powdered erythritol
- ½ tsp sugar-free vanilla extract
Serving Size 1 bite (approx. 0.6oz/17g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories58 Daily Value
Total Fat 5.3g 9%
Total Carbohydrate 1.1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
Protein 1.8g 4%