These strawberry cheesecake bites are a little bit of low carb heaven. They taste like strawberry pretzel salad rolled up in one low carb bite. Only a few ingredients needed to make these and they are only 1.7g net carbs per bite!
Do you remember a couple weeks ago I made a strawberry pretzel-less pop? I just love that strawberry pretzel salad so that was a low carb pop version of it. Well I had leftovers so I made these low carb strawberry cheesecake bites. I have to admit that I like these better than the pops! I just took the creamy cheesecake pudding, mixed in the strawberries and rolled it around in the buttery toasted pecans. Then I put them in the fridge. Super easy and oh so good.
What is strawberry pretzel salad?
First of all it is a dessert not a salad. It’s a crust of butter and pretzels, followed by creamy cheesecake filling and strawberry jello on top. It’s popular as a potluck dish for picnics and is even a holiday dessert staple. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, it is thought to have originated in the 1960’s from a Jell-O cookbook and now it’s a popular party dessert. For a low carb version click the pic below.
Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Bites Recipe
First of all you want to make the cheesecake filling. You do this buy using sugar free cheesecake pudding mix. Add to that some cream and whip until thick and creamy. Fold in chopped strawberries and then put it in the refrigerator for a half hour.
Meanwhile melt butter in a skillet and toast the pecan pieces. Sprinkle salt on top, mix and set aside to cool. Take out the cheesecake mixture and using a cookie dough scoop, scoop out a bit and roll around in the pecan mixture. Place on a plate, continue with the rest of the mixture and store in the refrigerator.
Easy no bake cheesecake bites
The key to this recipe is the use of sugar free cheesecake pudding. When you whip it with heavy cream, it really gets nice and thick and cheesecake like. However the sugar free pudding does have quite a bit of carbs. If you want to make it with less carbs, you can do a combination of cream cheese, heavy cream and sweetener.
So if you make the strawberry pretzel salad pops, double the cheesecake filling and the butter pecans and make these bites. Taste test them and let me know which one you prefer. The nutritional information for 1 pop is:
75 cals / 7.3g fat / 2.1g carbs / 0.4g fiber / 0.4g protein = 1.7g net carbs
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Strawberry Cheese Cake Bites - Low Carb
The strawberry cheesecake bites are a little bit of low carb heaven. They taste like strawberry pretzel salad rolled up in one low carb bite. Only a few ingredients needed to make these and they are only 1.7g net carbs per bite!
- 6 strawberries, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup raw pecans, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 package sugar free cheesecake pudding (0.3oz size)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
In a skillet, melt butter and sprinkle salt over pecans and toast. Place in a bowl and let cool.
Add pudding mix and heavy whipping cream to a mixing bowl and beat on high until thick and creamy.
Mix in strawberries and set in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
Take out of refrigerator and using a spoon take a scoop out of the cheesecake mixture and loosely make a ball shape. Roll around in pecans and set on a plate. Do this with the rest of the mixture.
Set plate in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up and then store in the refrigerator.