Grain-Free Berry Cheesecake Bars

Published on Jun 21, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

7 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Serves: 12
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It’s officially summer! Weekends by the pool, evening barbecues there is a lot to love about summer. To help you tackle the summer heat, try these refreshing Grain-Free Berry Cheesecake Bars.

Grain-Free Berry Cheesecake Bars – a Lighter Version of Cheesecake

Berry cheesecake bars made with a grain-free buttery shortbread crust, yogurt and light cream cheese cake layer with berries swirled throughout. This gluten-free dessert recipe is a lighter version of a creamy cheesecake.


grain free cheesecake bar on a plate

Grain-Free Berry Cheesecake Bars Recipe Details

These zesty cheesecake bars are served chilled with fresh berries throughout, making this gluten-free summer dessert refreshing, light and delicious.

Using light cream cheese, yogurt, and fresh lemon juice makes the grain-free bars super light. The combination of these three ingredients creates a soft creamy cheesecake layer.

For the berries, you can choose blackberries, raspberries or blueberries. Since cherries are in season, I also added fresh cherries.

Couple of my favourite summer desserts are the Vegan No-Bake Lemon Coconut Bars, and the Keto Cream Cheese Lemon Bars.

grain-free shortbread crust

I used almond flour, butter, tapioca flour also called tapioca starch, coconut sugar, and a hint of cinnamon for the shortbread crust. It is so so good! The grain-free cheesecake crust will melt in your mouth.


7 step by step instruction on how to make cheesecake bars

Grain-Free Berry Cheesecake Bars Step by Step Instructions

I can honestly say this recipe is super easy to make. For the grain-free crust, all you have to do is mix the ingredients and press the dough into the baking pan. Pop it in the freezer for a few minutes then, par-bake. 

While the crust is baking, make the berry swirl. In a small saucepan, cook the berries with water and a teaspoon of tapioca flour until the berries start to release their juices. It only takes is about two minutes. Set the berry mixture aside.


top view of grain-free berry cheesecake


Can I use frozen berries?

Yes, you can. However, the texture of the cheesecake bars is better and fresher tasting when you use fresh berries.

yogurt an cream cheese cake layer

Again, super easy. Blend the yogurt and cream cheese until creamy. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix to combine.

Now that the crust is par-baked spread the cheesecake batter less two tablespoons over the crust. Then, mix the two tablespoons with the berries and spoon the mixture on top of the cheesecake layer. Use a toothpick to swirl it around. Then, dot the top with fresh berries. Done!

the oven temperature

The berry cheesecake bars are ready to be baked. To keep the bars extra creamy, the oven temperature is low at 300 Fahrenheit. It is important not to overbake the cheesecake bars. The cheesecake bars should be light golden around the edges, and the middle is still slightly wobbly. 


sliced cheesecake bars


Leave the cheesecake bars in the oven with the oven door ajar until thoroughly cooled. Then, transfer the pan into a fridge for a minimum of two hours or overnight. Don’t worry; the cheesecake will set as it is getting chilled in the fridge.

The cheesecake bars are best when chilled overnight. But if you can’t wait, you can enjoy them after two hours. Now slice and enjoy! 


half a slice of grain free berry cheesecake bar on a dessert plate


What I love about these grain-free berry cheesecake bars, they keep well in a closed container in the fridge for up to five days.

Having a chilled gluten-free dessert ready when you need it is the key because you will keep the summer heat out of your kitchen.

If you loved these Grain-Free Berry Cheesecake Bars be sure to Pin them for later! Already made them or have a burning question? Give me a shout in the comments.

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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thank you Monica


loved these cheesecake bars, so easy to make and very tasty!


Thank you Carrie, I am so happy you enjoyed it


Seriously delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

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