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Ok people….Labor Day is over, which means summer is coming to an end. And soon, the gluttonous holiday season will be upon us. So, it’s time to crack down NOW, and stick with your weight loss plan!! And this delicious Low Calorie Cheesecake Brownie Recipe will be just what you need to help you stay on track, but still feel like you are indulging. By making a few simple substitutions in a traditional cheesecake brownie recipe, I was able to create a DELICIOUS moist and sweet cheesecake brownie that has a lot less fat and calories than before. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, and need a little something to take the edge off, try these low calorie cheesecake brownie bars! You can enjoy a fabulous, guilt-free dessert for just 2 Points!

Low Calorie Cheesecake Brownies

For just 2 Points, indulge in a decadent treat with this low fat Cheesecake Brownie Bars Recipe. The perfect low calorie snack or dessert for any Weight Watcher, this easy recipe is the perfect solution for your sweet tooth.


  • Brownie:
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain, unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cream Cheese Topping:
  • 4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Coat a 7-by-11-inch brownie pan or baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. To make cream cheese topping: Place cream cheese in a small mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Add egg, flour, yogurt and vanilla; beat until well blended.
  4. To prepare brownie: Whisk whole-wheat flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl. Place egg, egg whites and brown sugar in a large bowl and beat with the electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add applesauce, coffee and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed just until well blended, stopping once to scrape down the sides.
  5. Scrape about half of the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Slowly pour the topping evenly on top. Drop the remaining brownie batter in large dollops over the topping. Draw the tip of a sharp knife or skewer through the two batters to create a swirled effect.
  6. Bake the brownies until the top is just firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 24 bars.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 2 hour(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 24

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Entire recipe makes 24 servings
Serving size is 1 brownie
Each serving = 2 Points

PER SERVING: 76 calories; 2 g fat; 15 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber


  1. Thia appears to be the same recipe as the EatingWell Swirled Cheesecake Brownie–but with a few minor ingredient alterations to lower the fat. Would be appropriate to give some acknowledgement of the original recipe source…
    Is 1-1/4 C of sugar really needed? Seems like a LOT of sugar…

  2. I made these today and the cheesecake layer sunk to the bottom. Any ideas about why this happened?

  3. Jessicarandal516 Reply

    Could you use fat free cream cheese instead of the reduced fat?

    • You can, but it’s not recommended. The taste and the texture wouldn’t be as good.

  4. Jenamadere Reply

    Tried these ha the pic is. Like way not the size u cut them at and the brownie is all dry and nasty and the cheese cake part is like not sweet at all and 7 x11 uh I don’t think that’s a normal house hold pan size 9×13 is normal or 8×8

  5. I was really excited about finding this recipe…however, the coffee flavor is very strong. I would make again with less coffee. 

  6. I cannot find egg substitute where I live. Is there anything that can be used in place of?

  7. This may be a stupid question…do you use 1/4 cup ground coffee beans or 1/4 cup prepared coffee?

  8. What’s pastry flour? Is that like self rising? Btw love this site, just found it yesterday :)

    • When you add coffee to chocolate you can't taste the coffee. It just enhances the chocolate flavor.

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      You can use black tea instead. But when you use the coffee, you can’t taste it.

  9. I am so blessed to have found your site. I am new to Weight Watchers and this site is going to be very helpful. Thanks.

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