Lucky Charms Cheesecake Bars

Creamy, sweet, gooey and chewy – these cheesecake bars are a real winner in the texture and flavor department! Lightened up and packed with protein to keep you feeling satisfied, all the while keeping that sweet tooth happy!

When it comes to Lucky Charms, there are three different types of people: those who don’t like them, those who only eat the marshmallows, and those who enjoy the cereal pieces and marshmallows alike. I fall into the later group. Personally, I think the cereal pieces are still freaking delicious. Sure they are no Lucky Charms marshmallows, but they have the perfect amount of sweetness and such an amazing crunch! They are so good in milk. And so good WITH the marshmallows.

I didn’t get the chance to enjoy Lucky Charms quite as much as my childhood self would have liked growing up because I had a younger brother, if that doesn’t explain things enough. A younger brother who was (still is) one of those Lucky Charms people who ONLY like the marshmallows. And he would literally go through the box the first week we got some and eat all the marshmallows out, leaving just the cereal behind, every. single. time. Then we would just have a box of Lucky Charms cereal chilling in the pantry until it got stale and mom threw it away. Kind of like we how we always had more toaster strudels than icing packets because the icing packets would just disappear. 🙄

Lucky for me, Simon is one of those people that likes both the cereal and the marshmallows, so I never have to worry about those precious marshmallows mysteriously disappearing. Unless of course, I start go ham on all the Lucky Charms themed recipes and continue to just use the marshmallows, like I did for this one. 😂

These bars were based off my other beloved cheesecake bar recipes. If you haven’t already, definitely go check those out!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Fat free cream cheese
  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sweetener – I used Swerve, any sweetener or sweetener substitute works.
  • Crescent roll dough
  • Lucky Charms
  • Protein powder – I recommend a whey + casein blend. I used PEScience’s cake pop which has an amazing yellow cake mix flavor and bakes well. A vanilla work also work great! For all PEScience products, you can use code LaurenFitFoodie to save 10%.

Where do you find fat free cream cheese?

This is one of the questions I get asked most often! Depending on where you’re at in the US, this might be difficult to find. I’ve heard of Harris Teeter, Walmart, Kroger, and HEB all carrying it. I WISH it was more widespread.

If you have trouble tracking it down, you can always just use 1/3 fat cream cheese. I know this isn’t ideal for some of you, but it only adds a couple grams of fat and these bars are 100% worth it. Trust me 😉 If you do decide to use the 1/3 fat cream cheese, I’ve included the nutrition facts for that version in the recipe card below as well!

As always, if you try, tag me on Instagram (@LaurenFitFoodie) because I love seeing your yummy recreations!

Yield: 9

Lucky Charms Cheesecake Bars

Lucky Charms Cheesecake Bars

Creamy, sweet, gooey and chewy - these cheesecake bars are a real winner in the texture and flavor department! Lightened up and packed with protein to keep you feeling satisfied, all the while keeping that sweet tooth happy!

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

Ingredients

  • 1 (4-oz.) tin crescent rolls (4 count)
  • 8 oz. fat-free cream cheese (224g)
  • 3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (170g)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (31g) - I used PEScience
  • 1/4 cup granular sweetener substitute (48g) - I used Swerve
  • 1/4 cup Lucky Charm marshmallows (7g) - just the marshmallows, about 25 pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9" baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Using your hands, press the dough into the bottom and sides of the dish.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add the cream cheese, yogurt, egg, vanilla, protein powder, and sweetener. Using a hand mixer, beat until smooth.
  3. Add half of the marshmallows to the mixture and fold in with a spoon, then pour the cheesecake mixture on top of the crescent rolls.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheesecake bars start to become golden brown.
  5. Let cool completely then add remaining marshmallows (it's important to let them cool all the way so the marshmallows don't melt). Store bars in the fridge for a couple of hours before slicing. Then enjoy!

Notes

Bars are best the next day after being chilled and allowing the textures and flavors to come together.

Keep bars stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

MFP entry: LFF Lucky Charm Cheesecake Bars

If using 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese instead:

  • Nutrition: 136 calories 7.7C | 8.1F | 8.1P
  • MFP entry for this one: LFF Lucky Charm Cheesecake Bars with 1/3 Less Fat

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1 bar (60g)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCarbohydrates: 8.8gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 3.7gProtein: 10.3g

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4 Comments

  1. I made these this past week for Labor Day weekend and let me tell you they were a fam fav! I had to make sure I snagged a few for myself before my family ate the all 😂. I’m a big fan of anything cheesecake, so this recipe takes the cake- quite literally!

  2. I’ve got these in the oven right now (and they smell heavenly) but how many bars does the recipe make? Sorry if I missed it!!

    • Cannot wait for you to try them! The nutrition facts is for 9 servings but you can divide however you like! 🙂

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