Churro Protein Cheesecake Bars

Creamy chilled cheesecake meets cinnamon sugar churro in this insanely delicious and easy Churro Protein Cheesecake Bars!

Just take a second to imagine the best, chewiest, most cinnamon sweet churros you have ever had. Now imagine those same churros with a creamy, chilled cheesecake filling, topped with MORE doughy, cinnamon sweet goodness.

Are you drooling yet? Because you can sure bet I am!

With having to work all these 12 hour shifts recently and not having as much time to meal prep, these have come so much in handy.

And I mean, “handy” really doesn’t give these things justice. Hypothetically, I could have chosen to eat a MILLION other things that would have also still fit into my macros.

Yet I kept choosing to have one or two for breakfast with my coffee. Always kept choosing these bars for my afternoon snack. Always kept topping these on nightly dessert, whether it be a yogurt bowl, protein fluff, ice cream, you name it.

Honestly, these are unlike anything i’ve ever made, and really unlike anything i’ve ever tasted. They just have such a unique texture and flavor combination that goes so well together.

Legit though, these bars are FIRE. And let it be known that I’m warning you right now…. that if don’t make these, their sweet cinnamon delicious self’s will come and haunt you in your sleep. Don’t believe me? You just wait…

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Yield: 20

Churro Protein Cheesecake Bars

Churro Protein Cheesecake Bars

Creamy chilled cheesecake meets cinnamon sugar churro in this insanely delicious and easy Churro Protein Cheesecake Bars!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Churro Dough and Topping

  • 12 rolls (1 + 1/2 package) crescent rolls
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sweetener of choice

Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 oz fat free cream cheese
  • 6 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 5 oz plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 64 g (2 scoops) vanilla protein powder
  • 4 tbsp sweetener of choice (I used swerve brown sugar)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Spray a 13x9 inch dish with cooking spray and press six of the crescent rolls (1 can minus two rolls) in the dish until it covers the bottoms and most of the sides.
  2. Using a hand mixer, beat all the filling ingredients (cream cheese, yogurt, egg, vanilla, sweetener, vanilla, protein powder) until completely smooth and blended.
  3. Spread the filling evenly into the dish.
  4. Using parchment paper, flatten out the remaining six crescents rolls to form a crescent roll sheet that is the same size as the one on the bottom. Gently place on top of the filling.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and the sweetener. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture all across the top of the crust.
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes depending on your oven temperature! Or until golden brown.
  7. When done, let cool and cut into 20 squares. Cover tightly with saran wrap and store in the fridge. They taste AMAZING the next day once completely chilled.

Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1 bar

Amount Per Serving Calories 122Total Fat 5gCarbohydrates 12gProtein 8g

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8 Comments

  1. This recipe is perfection! Combines two of my favorite desserts ever and is super easy to make! I absolutely love the crescent roll crust.

  2. So amazing, and the combination is undeniably good! Looks exactly like a real-deal tiramisu, too! Lauren’s a genus!

  3. This looks sooooo good. Can’t wait to try it. The cressent rolls, are they frozen? Can you recommend a brand?

    Thank you

    • The crescent rolls are refrigerated! I will usually get the Pillsbury brand but any brand will do as long as they are crescents!

  4. THE TEXTURE! THE TASTE! THE MACROS! This recipe is DA BOMB! I cannot express how good this recipe turned out! The cheesecake center was the exact texture and taste of a real (sugary, calorie dense) cheesecake and the crescent rolls are a nice touch and really hit the churro-cinnamon vibe on the head! I made half a batch churros cheesecake bars and the other, oreo flavour! Both of course, DELECTABLE AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RECIPES FOR CHEESECAKE FANS!

  5. These are so good! I used regular crescents because my store didn’t have reduced fat, but they were still very macro friendly and delicious.

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