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Kahlua Cheesecake Bars (Healthier Version)

 
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Kahlua Cheesecake Bars (Healthier Version) Kahlua Cheesecake Bars (Healthier Version)

Super moist, chocolaty and rich. These delicious kaulua cheesecake bars will for sure satisfy your sweet tooth but without letting you feel too guilty.

Yield

18

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

60

min

 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
6 ounces chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
or 6 squares baking chocolate
2 tablespoons olive oil
light, or grape seeds oil
2 tablespoons applesauce
natural
*
¾ cup whole-wheat flour
or whole wheat pastry, or white whole wheat
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup brown sugar
packed
*
2 large eggs
Cheesecake layer
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces cream cheese
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons liqueur
coffee flavor, such as kahlua
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ cups sour cream
cup sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking pan.

For Bar Layer:

Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat (or in microwave in a bowl on high, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.

Stir in olive oil and applesauce until smooth.

Set aside to cool.

Mix flour, baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl whisk together brown sugar, eggs, powdered coffee and vanilla until blended.

Stir in cooled chocolate mixture.

Add flour mixture, and stir until well combined.

Spread batter in an even layer in the prepared pan.

For Cheesecake Layer:

Beat cream cheese, sugar and flour in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

Beat in liqueur (or coffee), vanilla and cinnamon.

Carefully pour over brownie layer and spread into an even layer.

Bake 20 minutes, until top is almost set.

Meanwhile, make the sour cream layer by mixing the sourcream and sugar.

After brownies have baked for 20 minutes, remove pan from oven and carefully spread sour cream mixture over top.

Bake for 10 minutes longer.

Cool completely on a wire rack.

Cut into squares and serve.

Note: The leftover cheesecake bars can be kept in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 73g (2.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22959% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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