Peppermint Swirl Cheesecake Brownies

Peppermint Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
Peppermint Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Peppermint Swirl Cheesecake Brownies

Recipes   Gluten Free     Seasonal     Sweets    

Ingredients

Cheesecake Swirl
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup Swerve, Confectioners
  • 1 large egg, room temperature 
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream 
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract 
  • Natural food coloring, if desired
Brownies
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ⅔ cup Swerve, Granular
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature 
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 
  • ½ cup almond flour 
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder 
  • ½ tsp baking powder 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • 2 to 4 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease an 8x8 inch baking pan. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and Confectioners Swerve until smooth. Beat in the egg, cream, and extract until well combined. Add natural food coloring until a minty green is achieved. Set aside. 
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together the butter and granular Swerve. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract, then whisk in the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add enough water to achieve a pour-able consistency. 
  4. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Dollop with the cream cheese mixture and swirl together with a knife or offset spatula. Tap the pan firmly on the counter to even out the top. 
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the sides are set but the center still jiggles slightly. Remove and let cool completely, then refrigerate at least 1 hour before cutting into bars.

Makes 16 brownies. 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 brownie

Servings 16

Calories 150
Total Fat 14g
Total Saturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 65mg
Total Carbs 13g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Added Sugar 0g
Swerve 10g
Protein 4g
Net Carbs: 1g

Comments:

  • Eveline Klamt

    Hi, Can you please explain how you get to the Net Carbs on this recipe of 1 g? The Total carbs are 13 and the fibre is 2, so to me that would seem to be 11 grams of carb per brownie, which means I would never make or eat these. However, I'd love to, so will be pleased to know how the 1 g net carb comes about. Thanks in advance.

    • Swerve

      Hey there! To find net carbs, you take the total carb count, then subtract the carbohydrates coming from Swerve and fiber. So for this recipe, 13g carbs - 2g fiber - 10g Swerve = 1g net carb. Hope this helps!

  • Eveline Klamt

    Really? I didn't know you subtracted the Swerve carbs. I had gone ahead and made them without waiting for your answer. Very yummy. I'm just mad about mint flavoured things these days. I used erythritol which I imagine works the same way. I guess I normally just don't add those carbs into the equation. Thanks for the explanation.

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