Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

These Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars are the perfect keto bars recipe for your next party! They are keto, low-carb, grain-free, gluten-free treat made to share with family and friends.


Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars

Healthy Keto Bars Recipe

Although the keto diet prohibits sugar, you can still enjoy upgraded versions of your favorite desserts.

With just a few simple swaps, you can turn a carb-loaded dessert into a fat and protein-filled treat that will keep you satisfied and won't send you on the “glu-coaster”.

These Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars are so filling that you won't feel the need to scarf down a dozen (but they taste amazing, so you may want seconds!).

The desserts that you typically find in a grocery store are loaded with sugar, highly processed additives, and practically no nutritional value at all. However, the Clean Keto Lifestyle is all about enjoying food while knowing the nutritional value behind it and focusing on the highest quality foods.

Thanks to grass-fed butter, sour cream, and cream cheese, these cheesecake bars have lots of healthy fats so you don't feel hungry or crave something more. Plus, fat is essential to get into (and stay in) ketosis!

KETO RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE ALMOND BARS

Can You Have Fruits on Keto?

Fruit on the ketogenic diet can be tricky. Some people think you must eliminate fruit completely, while others (like us) believe that certain low-carb fruits can be included in moderation as part of a healthy keto diet.

When looking at fruit, pay attention to the net carb count (total carbs minus fiber).

Here are our CKL-approved fruits:

  1. Lemons and Limes: 4 grams net carbs/fruit
  2. Blackberries: 6 grams net carbs/cup
  3. Raspberries: 7 grams net carbs/cup
  4. Strawberries: 8 grams net carbs/cup
  5. Blueberries: 9 grams net carbs/half cup

This recipe uses fresh raspberries, which are packed with antioxidants and essential nutrients. Raspberries contain high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and manganese, so this dessert has better nutrition profile than a store-bought raspberry pastry (that uses sugary raspberry preserves instead of the actual berry).

Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars

Keto Bars Recipe Swaps

  • Swap #1: Swap white flour for almond flour! It adds more nutrients and healthy fats, which and makes the dessert more filling with less carbs.
  • Swap #2: Swap sugar for erythritol! It's a staple for keto desserts and recipes.
  • Swap #3: Swap brown sugar for Sukrin Gold! If you are unfamiliar with Sukrin Gold, it is a brown sugar substitute made from erythritol and stevia.  It really does have the warmth and texture of brown sugar that you just can't get from regular erythritol.

What Equipment You Need

Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars

Let's Get Cooking

You will be making 4 layers for these Keto Bars.

  1. Almond Layer: Made with melted butter, granular erythritol,  eggs, almond extract, and almond flour.
  2. Cheesecake Layer: Made with softened cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, vanilla extract,  and granular erythritol.
  3. Raspberry Layer:  Made with just raspberries.
  4. Crumble Layer: Made with almond flour, a brown sugar substitute (such as Sukrin Gold), and butter.

All you need to do is to prepare each layer in 4 separate bowls like we did below.

Clean Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars

Assemble the Keto Bars

Next, line a 7 x 11″ inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  1. Pour in the almond layer first and spread out evenly across the baking pan.
  2. Dollop the cream cheese layer on top of the almond layer. Use a spatula to gently smooth the cream cheese mixture over the almond layer without getting the two mixed together.
  3. Carefully, spoon the raspberry sauce on top of the cream cheese layer.
  4. Sprinkle the crumbles on top of the raspberry sauce.

Clean Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars

Make sure to just gently sprinkle the crumble layer over top. You don't want the crumbles to mix into the other layers. It should look like this below.

Clean Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars

Bake at 325°F for 45-60 minutes or until the edges start to brown and center is cooked through.

Clean Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars

Let cool for 45 minutes to an hour before cutting into squares.

We know that is a long to time to wait for these delicious Keto Raspberry Almond Cheesecake Bars – but trust us, the wait is worth it!!

Also, we won't judge (or blame you) if you take a small bite off the corner while you wait 🙂

Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Almond Bars

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Ashley September 9, 2019 - 3:21 pm

I don’t really have a comment more a question. Could I substitute the almond flour for coconut flour? Almond flour makes my husband and I sick. Thank you.

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Clean Keto Lifestyle September 18, 2019 - 8:45 pm

Hi Ashley! So substituting almond flour for coconut flour wouldn’t work for the Almond Layer of this recipe. But we do have a coconut crust recipe that you could use.

Coconut Crust Recipe:

1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup collagen peptides
6 tablespoons melted coconut oil or melted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sweetener
2 teaspoons water

Mix all the ingredients in medium bowl and press into dish. Bake at 350°F for 14 minutes.

Bake this crust first then add the cream cheese and raspberry layers and bake for another 25 minutes or so.

You can sub 3 tablespoons of coconut flour for the almond flour in the crumble layer.

Hope this help!

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Ashley September 19, 2019 - 7:50 am

Thank you so much!

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Alicia September 20, 2019 - 8:31 am

In the text body it says coconut oil is in the recipe, but it’s not an ingredient in the bars. Is it supposed to be in there? If so, where?

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Clean Keto Lifestyle September 20, 2019 - 10:21 am

Hi Alicia! Great catch. No – coconut oil is not in the recipe!

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Alicia September 21, 2019 - 9:34 am

Thank you! I thought maybe I missed it. The bars were delicious!

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Charlotte September 20, 2019 - 9:25 am

Hi, could I subtitute erythirol for a xylitol?

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Clean Keto Lifestyle September 20, 2019 - 2:31 pm

Hi Charlotte! You sure can! Substitute it 1:1.

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Sherry Huggins September 22, 2019 - 8:10 pm

All your recipes look yummy and I can hardly wait to try them. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise.

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Clean Keto Lifestyle September 23, 2019 - 11:07 am

Thank you so much Sherry!!!!! We hope you enjoy them!!!

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Rebecca November 21, 2019 - 2:52 pm

How long will these keep in the fridge? Also I just made them:) they are currently cooling. I can’t wait to cut them up. Thank you for this awesome recipe!

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Clean Keto Lifestyle November 21, 2019 - 4:49 pm

Hi Rebecca – these bars will keep up to a week in the fridge!! So excited for you to try them!!

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