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Making honey yogurt cheesecake bars

May 30th, 2009 · 13 Comments · baking

I promised a separate post of the honey yogurt cheesecake bars I made for my birthday dinner last Saturday, and here it is. In case you were too lazy busy to click the link to my previous post, I’ll mention again that I used this recipe (and Ashley, again, you are a genius!). They were a great success at my dinner party and I’m going to admit that I had a few too many the day after. The leftovers didn’t last long! :)

So cheesecake, at least to me, sounded like an intimidating project but I was really craving it and decided to take on this challenge. Apparently, making cheesecake is a piece of cake. Ha, I didn’t even mean to make this pun 😀 So here are some progress pics, to give you a little courage to make your own cheesecake. This recipe is a really good one… and it’s healthy too!

All the ingredients:

all cheesecake ingredients

Make some graham cracker crumbs (I used about 7 cracker sheets to make 1 cup of crumbs)…

graham crackers in a food processor


Combine crumbs with oil and honey (+ cinnamon if you want – I didn’t use any)…

combine crumbs with oil and honey


Press into a greased pan…


Than bake for 8 minutes. Yummy crust, great start :)


The filling… mix cream cheese, honey and maple syrup (I used 2T honey, 2T maple syrup instead of 1/2 c honey in the recipe). *Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature – it makes it easier to beat*


Beat 1 egg + 1 egg white into the mixture until well blended…


I was getting excited when I saw the pretty whisk peaks 😀


Add greek yogurt…


+ vanilla extract…


The filling is done! Now top the graham cracker crust and bake.



Post baking and cooling…


And cut into pieces and served to my guests…


Mmm, cheesecake!


The whole recipe (based on the ingredients I used) is 2,315 calories. I cut this into approx. 10 bars of a decent size.  This cheesecake was so incredibly creamy and rich and oh…. I seriously can’t get it out of my mind. I keep craving the stuff! There may be more cheesecake in my life in the very near future 😉 I highly, highly recomend this recipe!

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