Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Good morning to all!  This is a short and sweet Thursday treatie post for those who love cheesecake but hate the calories associated with it.  I found a new blog, Sally's Baking Addiction, through a Google search for yoghurt frosting, and found a treasure trove of delights.

I was particularly captivated by her "skinny" recipe for Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars, which you can find here.  After finding this, all thoughts of yoghurt frosting were abandoned in favour of these light, yet creamy and delicious cheesecake bars, for which I happened to have all of the ingredients.  Light cream cheese, Greek yoghurt, egg whites and a swirl of jam of your choice make for one tasty but guilt-free cheesecake hit!

I used strawberry jam instead of raspberry jam, as that is what I had on hand, but otherwise followed the recipe.  I warmed and strained my jam before piping it on in straight lines using a paper piping bag, then runing a skewer through the jam to get the "swirl".

These bars are so good that you would never guess they are not made using their full fat recipe cousin.

If you are a cheesecake fan - go make these!