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Butternut Squash Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars - Soft greek yogurt cheesecake bars recipe made with butternut squash and drizzled with white chocolate. Perfect light dessert for Thanksgiving or any other day! by ilonaspassion.com I @ilonaspassion
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Butternut Squash Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

Greek yogurt cheesecake bars with butternut squash, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake bars, greek yogurt
Servings: 12
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted

Cheesecake

  • 8 oz. cream cheese 1 brick
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butternut squash puree
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 F. Prepare 9 x 9 baking pan. Put parchment paper on the bottom.
  • In a medium bowl combine graham crackers and melted butter. Press gently on the bottom of the 9 x 9 baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl mix with mixer cream cheese, greek yogurt and sugar. Mix until well combined with mixer. Add 1 egg and mix.
  • Add butternut squash puree and mix.
  • Add cornstarch, cinnamon, vanilla extract and nutmeg. Mix until well combined with electric mixer.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes until center will not jiggle.

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Notes

  • You don't have butternut squash puree? No problem! You can use the same amount of pumpkin or sweet potato puree.
  • To make butternut squash puree you need to cook or bake butternut squash until very soft, then mash it with a fork.
  • You need to use softened cream cheese, it will be easier to mix with mixer.
  • Once greek yogurt bars are cooled off, sprinkle with powdered sugar or top it with with melted white chocolate.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1014IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg