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Keto Cream Cheese Brownie Bars

5 from 15 votes

Fudgy chocolate brownie bars are covered with a thick and creamy layer of cheesecake, for a secretly low carb dessert that everyone will love!

Low Carb Cheesecake Bar Recipe

This easy recipe can be vegan and sugar free… with just 9 ingredients.

Both keto and non-keto versions are included below, making it the perfect chocolate treat for almost any diet.

And if possible, the cheesecake brownie bars taste even better than they look!

Also try these Keto Pancakes – 5 Ingredients

Keto Brownie Bars

Brownies and cheesecake are two of my favorite desserts, and if you asked me to choose only one…

It’s an impossible choice.

These cream cheese brownie bars give you the best of both worlds, so if you’re anything like me, now there’s no need to choose.

The keto version has under 2 net carbs per brownie and is also naturally gluten free. And the recipe is easy to make vegan as long as you use flax eggs and vegan cream cheese (either homemade or a brand such as Miyokos, Kite Hill, Tofutti, or Trader Joes).

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*For a version without nuts, feel free to sub your favorite brownie recipe, such as these Sweet Potato Brownies, shown above.

I recommend storing leftover brownie bars in the refrigerator for freshness, or they can also be frozen for a later date.

Sometimes I like to melt chocolate chips with a little coconut oil and spread it over the bars after chilling, but they are still great if you choose to skip this step.

Cream Cheese Keto Chocolate Brownie Bars Recipe
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Keto Cream Cheese Brownie Bars

If you like chocolate and cheesecake, you will love these fudgy cream cheese brownie bars.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 18 bars
5 from 15 votes


  • 1 cup fine almond flour (for nut-free, try these Vegan Brownies)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp dutch cocoa or additional regular
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated erythritol or regular sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or butter
  • 3 tbsp water or additional oil
  • 2 eggs, or 2 flax eggs

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 8 oz cream cheese or vegan cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup yogurt or coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup erythritol (sugar or maple syrup also work for non-keto)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp almond flour (other flours also work)


  • *Optional: I melted 3 oz chocolate chips (or sugar free chocolate chips) with a little oil and spread it over the bars after chilling.
    Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix brownie ingredients. Spread evenly into a greased or lined 8×8 pan. Smooth down with a sheet of parchment if needed. Blend cheesecake ingredients until smooth, using a regular or immersion blender or food processor. Spread on top of brownie layer. Bake 25 minutes on the center rack. Don’t open the oven door (not even to check), but turn off heat and let sit 8 minutes. Take out the undercooked bars and let cool completely, then refrigerate a few hours until firm.
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The recipe was adapted from my Keto Cheesecake and these Keto Brownies.

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Published on December 6, 2020

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  1. Rosa says

    Hi Katie, I love your recipes. I’ve made so many of them and they always turn out great. I was wondering if you have any vegan eggnog recipes?

  2. Catherine Pitts says

    WOWZA! This is exactly the type of recipe I’ve come to expect from you. Chocolate and cheesecake in one.. with a chocolate layer on top! Perfection!! Thank you for feeding my sweet tooth. Saving this for Christmas baking very soon. ❤️

    • CCK Media Team says

      We have never personally used it. But if you have used it in place or erythritol in other baked good recipes, then it should be fine here too. Be sure to report back if you try!

  3. Ally says

    Delicious recipe, but my crust is too thin for the amount of cream cheese filling. Think it would have been better with a quarter less cream cheese filling and thicker brownie crust. The picture looks like the brownie is double the thickness of mine.

      • Ally says

        I used an 8″ pan. I used regular sugar and in place of butter or coconut oil (which I didn’t have) I used olive oil. The taste is very good but it just didn’t rise much. I did add the baking powder. I also found it was hard to spread the cream cheese mixture over the batter without the batter moving.

  4. Jolene says

    Hi Katie,
    Love your recipes. I made the Keto Cream Cheese Brownies last night but the crust did not cook all the way in the center. Cooked for 25 mins, left in oven for 8.
    Any thoughts or suggestions? Could you par bake the crust before putting on the cream cheese layer?
    Thank you for your amazing creations~!

  5. Karen wright says

    What are you using to calculate carbs. My son has type 1 diabetes so I need to make sure carb count is completely accurate. I loved this recipe!!!

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi Karen, we just use an online calculator (calorie count) so calories and nutrition facts are just an estimate. We always recommend people discuss with their doctors or a nutritionist if they need to know for certain if a specific recipe is suitable for their personal dietary needs 🙂

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