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Coconut Cheesecake Bars with

These cheesecake bars are so simple to make and come out delicious every time. Bake a batch up, what them disappear before your eyes. Everyone is going to love them, enjoy!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, cheesecake bars, coconut cheesecake, toasted coconut
Servings 9
Author Pam


  • 1/3- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 egg whites lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature, fat free will not work for this recipe
  • 1/4 cup pure cane sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk, can be light coconut milk
  • 1 large or extra large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened or sweetened shredded coconut, toasted in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes when ready to top bars, this is optional
  • 1-2 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate melted when ready to top bars.


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees, spray an 8 inch square nonstick baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

    2.For crust; mix 1/3 cup shredded coconut, egg whites and vanilla in a small bowl. Press evenly into pan. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Place on cooling rack. You can add more coconut if needed. 

    3.For filling; In a medium mixing bowl, using a hand held mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add egg and coconut milk. Gently mix just until combined.

    4.Spread filling evenly over crust. Bake for about 15 to 19 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Place in fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.

    5.Take out of fridge, cut into 9 or 12 bars, top with toasted coconut and drizzle melted chocolate. Place back in fridge for 10 minute for chocolate to set up.