Cream Mint Brownie Bars- Low carb, gluten free, and primal.
Cream Mint Brownie Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: brownies, keto, low carb, primal
Cuisine: dessert
Servings: 16
Calories: 189 kcal
Author: Stacey
Ingredients
  • BROWNIE LAYER:
  • 3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate like this kind
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • cup coconut flour
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 ⅓ cup granular sweetener of choice: erythritol sweetener for low carb or coconut sugar for primal.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • MINT CHEESECAKE LAYER:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese 1 package
  • 6 tbsp granular sweetener of choice: erythritol for low carb or coconut sugar for primal.
  • ¼ cup whole ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 2 drops natural food coloring to make green * optional can omit
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE TOPPING:
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp erythritol sweetener for low carb or coconut sugar for primal
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F, and grease or oil an 8x8 pan.
  2. In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, melt 3 ounces baking chocolate, and 6 tbsps butter. Stirring and melting until completely combined and melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine: ⅓ cup coconut flour, 1 ⅓ cup sweetener of choice, 3 eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. mix until combined. Add melted chocolate & butter from the sauce pan. Stir in thoroughly.
  4. Spread the brownie mixture over the bottom of prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove partially baked brownies from oven and set aside to cool.
  6. With an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, beat all the mint cheesecake layer ingredients until smooth and fluffy.
  7. Spread the mint cheesecake mixture over the top of warm partially baked brownies.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cheesecake layer looks firm.
  9. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  10. In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, melt the 3 tbsp butter for ganache topping. once melted add: 2 tbsp heavy cream, 1 tbsp sweetener of choice, and 2 tsp cocoa powder. Stir and combine thoroughly until smooth. Remove from heat.
  11. Pour and spread the chocolate ganache over the top of mint cheesecake layer.
  12. Refrigerate until set and firm (2 hours or more, overnight is excellent).
Nutrition Facts
Cream Mint Brownie Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Sodium 129mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.