Strawberries and Cream Cookie Bars

Strawberries and Cream Cookie Bars

Yield: 9 bars
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Confectioners Swerve
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups super fine almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons Bake Believe® White Baking Chips
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Confectioners Swerve
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups sliced fresh strawberries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch by 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper so that it hangs over the sides.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, 2 tablespoons cream cheese, ½ cup Confectioners Swerve, and ½ teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, and ½ teaspoon of salt and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Press the cookie mixture into the prepared baking dish pushing it about ½-inch up the sides.
  5. Chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  6. Bake the cookie crust until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
  7. Set the cookie crust aside for 10 minutes to cool, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill until completely cooled.
  8. In the meantime, combine the white chips and heavy cream in a small heat-proof bowl.
  9. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted.
  10. Set aside to cool.
  11. Place the 4 ounces cream cheese, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon vanilla, 1 ½ tablespoons Confectioners Swerve, and pinch of salt in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy.
  12. Pour the melted white chip mixture into the cream cheese mixture and beat until well incorporated.
  13. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly across the cookie crust.
  14. Arrange the sliced strawberries on top.
  15. Cover with plastic wrap and chill the bars for 2 hours.
  16. Cut the bars into 9 bars and enjoy!

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