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Key Lime Cheesecake Protein Bars

published: December 26, 2023

updated: December 26, 2023

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If you're into cheesecake, then you'll most likely love these macro-friendly Key Lime Cheesecake protein bars as a snack or a dessert!

I'm always trying to find ways to hit my protein goals, but I'm looking for the combination of tasty and healthy – this recipe fits the bill.

And, instead of grabbing a macro friendly protein bar, which I do A LOT, sometimes you just need to mix things up without spending too much time or using too many ingredients. That's what I love about this recipe.

3 Reasons Why You Will Love This Key Lime Cheesecake Protein Bars Recipe

Here are three reasons why you'll love this recipe:

It's a protein cheesecake!

With 9g of protein per serving, you can enjoy the satisfying taste of cheesecake while also filling your protein gaps, leaving you feeling full for the rest of the night. The protein sources come from egg whites, fat-free cream cheese and level-1 vanilla protein powder!

It's relatively quick and super simple

This recipe is perfect for those looking to switch up their snack or dessert routine. You can also make it on holidays or special occasions for friends and family to enjoy – and in only 45 minutes, which is much faster than making a traditional cheesecake. On top of that, there are only 7 ingredients, making your grocery trip a breeze.

Eat Them For The Week!

This recipe makes 12 servings, which means you can make them on a Sunday and chill them in the refrigerator to eat them as your protein snack or dessert throughout the week! That's 45 minutes to make them, but a whole week to enjoy them!

More protein cheesecake recipes:

3 key lime cheesecake bars with limes

Key Lime Cheesecake Protein Bars

Tami Smith
Lime is one of the most refreshing natural flavors. Combine that with the creaminess of cheesecake and the sweetness of graham crackers and you get an irresistible treat. But that’s not the best part: our Key Lime Cheesecake Protein Bites pack in a nice serving of protein, so you can hit your goals while also enjoying sweet treats – It’s a win-win!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 288 kcal

Equipment

  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoons
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • 8×8 baking dish

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter until crumbs are evenly covered with butter.
  • Add the graham cracker crumb mixture to the button of baking dish, pressing evenly across the bottom. Bake for 8 minutes, then remove from the over and set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and blend until smooth.
  • Slowly mix in the egg whites, then the protein powder and lime juice.
  • Spread the cheesecake filling onto the graham cracker crust. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the edges are pulling away from the dish and the center of the cheesecake is firm.
  • Let cool to room temp before transferring to the fridge to chill. Top with additional graham cracker crumbs and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 9gFat: 12g
Keyword high protein, macro friendly
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About the author, Tami Smith

Hi, I'm Tami, a certified macro coach, nutritionist and personal trainer! I love creating and sharing quick and easy macro-friendly recipes, and working out in my garage gym!

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