Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Look no further! Satisfy your sweet tooth with these low-calorie cheesecake bars.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”25 min” cook_time=”25 min” serves=”48″ details=”” ]


[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar


  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream


[ingredients-list title=”Cream Cheese Mixture” serving_size=””]

  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg white


  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”About 50 minutes, plus standing”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Heat oven to 375°F. Coat a 15″ x 10″ x 1″ baking pan with vegetable cooking spray; set aside.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Combine the water, butter, and chocolate in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until melted; stir until smooth. Cool.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Meanwhile, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a large mixer bowl. Add egg, egg white, and sour cream; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate mixture until smooth.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Make cream cheese mixture: Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg white, and vanilla in another mixer bowl on medium speed until smooth; set aside.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”5″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Spread chocolate batter into prepared baking pan. Drop the cream cheese mixture by tablespoonfuls over batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”6″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 48 bars.[/step-item]


[nutrition-info calories=”95″ calories_fat=”” fat=”4g” sat_fat=”2g” choles=”10mg” sodium=”90mg” carbs=”15g” sugars=”” protein=”2g” fiber=”0g”]


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