Lightened up, creamy and bursting with fresh lemon flavor, these Greek Yogurt Lemon Cheesecake Bars are the perfect dessert to make this spring!
Hi everyone! Danae here from Recipe Runner, sharing my monthly guest post. Today I thought I would bring to the table a little something sweet. I’ve been holding back from sharing a dessert recipe for a while because I wanted to make sure if your New Year’s goal was to eat a little healthier that you stuck to it. However, you might want to make an exception for these Greek Yogurt Lemon Cheesecake Bars!
Do you ever make something and you seriously just want to pat yourself on the back or give yourself a high five because it’s that awesome? That’s exactly what I was doing when I took my first bite of one of the Greek Yogurt Lemon Cheesecake Bars. I don’t usually toot my own horn, but sometimes you just have to!
In case you weren’t aware lemon desserts are one of my favorite! I just love that fresh, bright, tart flavor that lemon adds to a dessert. While I can eat lemon treats any time of year I especially love them in spring and summer. Since we’re only a few days away from the first day of spring I figured we could celebrate with something sweet and lemony!
If you were worried when you read the word cheesecake and immediately your mind went to all the calories and fat that you normally find in the decadent dessert, have no fear! These bars are figure friendly, skinny, light, healthier, whatever you want to call it, but with as rich and creamy as they taste, you’d never guess it! The cheesecake bars use equal amounts of plain non-fat Greek yogurt and 1/3 less fat cream cheese, which is the secret to making them lighter as well as super creamy. The graham cracker crust is also lightened up using only two tablespoons of butter and less graham crackers overall. Of course since these are lemon flavored you will find a generous amount of lemon zest along with fresh lemon juice. These Greek Yogurt Lemon Cheesecake Bars are the perfect dessert to kick off the start of spring! Enjoy!
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