Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

Chocolate covered strawberries - the true way to your love's heart. But then add cheesecake. Rich, chocolate cheesecake. Mmmmmmm! These little cheesecake cups are loaded with sweet flavors that will instantly remind you of the ever so popular classic chocolate covered strawberry treat!








Ingredients

Crust
¾ cup almond meal flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 scoop ARO chocolate whey protein powder
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
¼ cup xylitol

Cheesecake
1 (8 oz.) package 1/3 less fat plain cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
2/3 cup honey
1 scoop ARO chocolate whey protein powder
½ cup cocoa powder
2 eggs, at room temperature

Topping
½ cup strawberries, chopped
¼ cup chocolate chips, melted

Method

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place 16 silicone cupcake liners in a muffin tin and set aside.

2. Mix together crust ingredients until mixture is crumbly. Evenly spoon crust into each cupcake liner and press down with your fingers, ensuring crust covers the bottom of each liner.

3. Using a hand-held mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth.

4. Add in yogurt and honey. Beat until smooth.  

5. Add in protein powder and cocoa powder. Mix on low speed until smooth.

6. Add one egg at a time and, on low speed, mix until well combined.

7. Evenly distribute cheesecake filling into each cupcake liner (about 2/3 full).

8. Bake in the oven for 28-34 minutes, or until center is cooked.

9. Let cheesecake cups cool then top each with strawberries and melted chocolate. Enjoy!

Makes 16 servings
1 serving is 1 cheesecake cup with toppings

Macros for 1 serving

190 calories, 8g protein, 21.5g carbs, 10.6g fat, 13g sugar, 2.3g fiber

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