Sometimes it's simply nice to have a treat. Occasionally, I'll see a recipe pop up on my social media and wish so badly it was keto friendly or at least low carb. I do my best to take the ones that look the most delicious and try to make it exactly what I need it to be. Playing around with different ingredients can be fun but when it turns out fabulous, that's when I really get excited.
I had the hardest time finding sugar free chocolate chips, I know they're out there but with a toddler in tow I wasn't going to search long. However, I found a sweet alternative to chips and crushed my own chocolate into chunks and bits. I'm so glad I didn't give up. I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you try it and try a new ingredient that I didn't use, PLEASE share with me. I would love to know. Enjoy.
1 c almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
1/2 c butter softened
1/3 c sugar subsitute Swerve granular sugar
1/3 c brown sugar substitute Truvia
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 pieces of Russell Stover's sugar free dark chocolate crushed
8 oz cream cheese softened
1/2 c Swerve granular sugar
1 large egg, room temp
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl, let's start the cookie dough. Cream together butter, Swerve, Truvia, and vanilla. Mix in crushed chocolate with spatula. Finally, stir almond flour, salt, and baking soda in gently. Spoon 2/3 of mixture into a 9x9" square baking dish, lined with parchment paper. Press evenly into the bottom of the dish, covering the entire bottom.
In a second bowl, cream together all ingredients for the cheesecake. When smooth, pour over first layer of cookie dough.
With the remaining 1/3 of the cookie dough, spoon bits over into the top of the cheesecake filling. I used a melon baller but it worse perfectly fine to crumble up bits by hand and toss them on top.
Bake in the oven on 350 degrees F for 30 - 35 minutes. Once you remove from the oven, let it cool completely before lifting it out of the dish and cutting it into squares.
MACROS (serving is 1, 3x3' square)
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