Keto Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Keto Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Snickerdoodles are a cookie normally seen around the holidays, at cookie swaps, bake sales, etc. A soft cookie, but with a little crunch garnished with a yummy cinnamon and sugar coating. Snickerdoodles have always been a favorite in my family, but sometimes we get bored with having them the same old way, plus they aren't keto! So I whipped up snickerdoodle cheesecake bars with approved sweetener so they are keto friendly, Or some like to call these cream cheese bars, however, you name it, this easy dessert will be a favorite.

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Making Desserts Keto Friendly

One of the hardest parts to switching your diet is being able to still enjoy foods you loved before. Not everyone is a whiz in the kitchen. Most feel lost and deprived when they can't have a dessert because it isn't keto friendly. This quickly leads to giving up. We don't want that. Instead we work hard to adjust recipes so the desserts are keto friendly helping you be successful and to stay on track. Sometimes it is as simple as swapping out the sugar for sweetener.

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Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, And Keto Approved Cheesecake Bars

The best part of this yummy recipe is they are Keto Low carb, gluten-free and sugar-free, But often people can't tell the difference! I tried to get my daughter to eat these, however the minute she realized they were sugar-free she changed her mind and said they wouldn't taste the same. 

So, I went into mom mode and told her I would make them "normal" (with sugar). Then she did what teens do best...... went to the couch on her phone as I proceeded to make them with sweetener, not sugar.  Shhhhh.

I made these for a school function and everyone was blown away that they were sugar free and low carb. I am asked to make them all the time now!

The Dessert Recipe Worked!

After a couple of bites, I admitted they were sugar-free! She told me straight out she didn't notice a difference. Once again, moms win! The sprinkle of the cinnamon and sugar on top of the cheesecake wins me over every time. Most people say they had no idea the low carb cheesecake bars were made any different than "regular". 

Making our Keto Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

keto snickerdoodle cheesecake bars with fork on plate.

What exactly is a snickerdoodle? Find out here 

What Type of Crust Is Used In Keto Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars 

As we know graham crackers are not keto, so they are out. Instead, I created an almond flour based crust that is delicious. Melted butter, almond flour, a dash of cinnamon for flavor, baking soda, and of course your sweetener. It works great and gives a light and crunchy crust that is a low carb version you don't have to feel guilty about. 

Do You Use A Mixer For The Cream Cheese Bar Batter

Yes. I did use a mixer for whipping up the cream cheese portion of these snickerdoodle bars. The reason being is I wanted it to be velvety smooth, and I didn't want to spend the time with a whisk. If you don't have a stand mixer or hand mixer, use a whisk. It will just take a bit more time. 

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Best Way to Store Snickerdoodle Bars 

You will need to store your snickerdoodle bars in the refrigerator. The cream cheese will spoil if these bars are left on the counter. If you prefer the flavor of room temperature, just slice and then sit what you want on the counter to warm up a bit before digging in! 

How To Get A Creamy Cheesecake Batter 

The key to a creamy cheesecake batter for these snickerdoodle bars is room temperature cream cheese. If you use cold cream cheese it will be almost impossible to work with. It can also leave your batter clumpy and offer you a cottage cheese style texture. You can also pop your cream cheese in the microwave if you forgot to set it out on the counter. 

dessert on parchment paper.

Can you Freeze Cheesecake Bars

You can freeze cheesecake bars. You first want to allow the bars to cool down completely. Then wrap tightly in saran wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. Then place in a freezer friendly storage bag. Store up to 1 month in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to enjoy, or allow them to warm up on the counter. 

I do this a lot and slice the bars so I can grab one or two here and there for quick snacks during the work week. It helps give me that low carb dessert I want, without me reaching for something I shouldn't eat. 

How Long Will Cheesecake Bars Last In Fridge 

You can keep these snickerdoodle cheesecake bars in the fridge for up to 5 days. They are best to be eaten by day three, as each day they dry out more. Just be aware and use your best judgment. 

sugar free gluten free cheesecake on rack.

What Type of Pan To Use for Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars 

I used an 8x8 size pan for these cheesecake bars. Feel free to use 9x9 if that is what you have. They will give you little square slices that you can serve up. 

Can You Double The Snickerdoodle Bar Recipe 

You bet! This recipe is very easy to double, just use a 9x13 pan to replace in size, or opt for two 8x8 pans! This is a great recipe to make for the holidays! 

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Have you ever tried low carb cheesecake bars?

Seriously,  make them and serve to someone who doesn't eat a low carb or keto diet and see if they like them. This is one of those cream cheese desserts that hides the sweetener flavor. We always hear that non low carb eaters love these cheesecake bars.


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Keto Cheesecake Bars- Snickerdoodle Style!

Yield: 9 People
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Our creamy, smooth and decadent keto cheesecake bars taste just like a snickerdoodle cookie! Sugar free of course and high fat. The perfect satisfying treat. 


  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sweetener
  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup granulated sweetener, divided into ⅓'s
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon


For the Crust

  1. Combine almond flour, sweetener and baking soda. Pour in butter, mix until crumbly.  keto cheesecake bars
  2. Press into a greased (or lined)  8x8 pan.  Bake for 10 minutes on 350. Remove from oven and set aside.  keto cheesecake bars

For the Cheesecake

  1. Using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese and ⅓c sweetener until smooth, add vanilla and eggs one at a time, continue to mix until smooth.   keto cheesecake bars
  2. In a small bowl mix the ⅓ c sweetener with the cinnamon. 
  3. Pour cheesecake batter over the crust. keto cheesecake bars
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon mixture over the top.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven and chill completely. keto cheesecake bars
  6. These are best made the day before consuming, or at least if let to chill for the day.  keto cheesecake bars
  7. Cut into 9 equal bars and serve!  keto cheesecake bars
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 3gProtein: 9g

Nutrition facts are auto- populated by the app for this recipe card, numbers may vary. For best results, input your exact brand ingredients into a recipe analyzer like Verywell or MyFitnessPal.

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8 thoughts on “Keto Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars Recipe”

  1. I can't wait to try this. 😊
    The only thing I have to say is I love how you explain everything,
    Everything. For someone who is new to this and trying to help her husband who has diabetes, the way you explain things is so helpful, thank you so much.
    Can't wait to see more recpies.

    • Thank you so much ! I am glad to hear that it helps as we usually get complaints to be more simple, short n sweet. I just can't because I am a wordy person haha. Best wishes to you both!

  2. I just made these. Incredible! I used Lakanto Monkfruit and slightly less than the recipe called for. No aftertaste and everyone is going nuts over the crust. Thank you!

  3. Just made these today for the first time. Delicious! I didn´t read the directions carefully enough and put the 2 tsp of cinnamon in the cheesecake filling, then, realizing my mistake, I added the 2 tsp of cinnamon to the topping. What a happy accident! They were fantastic! Additionally, I did not wait for them to cool, but cut them into squares and ate one hot out of the oven. No regrets!

    • Some ingredients vary so we usually give a very close estimate based on what we gather from the MyFitnessPal app or Verywell. You can confirm with your specific ingredient brands by using one of those.


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