These Skinny Coconut Cheesecake Bars will satisfy your cheesecake cravings without weighing you down! Made with lower fat ingredients and bursting with creamy coconut flavor!

Skinny Coconut Cheesecake Bars

These skinny lemon cheesecake bars and skinny marble cheesecake bars are some of my favorite lightened up desserts to make and now I’ve made a coconut version!

Skinny Coconut Cheesecake Bars

These cheesecake bars are lightened up compared to regular cheesecake by using reduced fat cream cheese, less sugar, and also contain protein-packed Greek yogurt.

I added coconut extract to the bars and then topped them with toasted coconut and almonds.

These bars come in at just under 120 calories per bar which is pretty darn good if you ask me!

Here’s what you need to make this recipe:

  • Graham cracker crumbs serve as the crust for this recipe. You can either buy whole crackers and smash them up yourself of buy crumbs. Mix ’em up with some melted butter and you’ve got a simple no-bake crust.
  • Reduced fat cream cheese (a.k.a. Neufchâtel cheese) to keep the fat content down of course.
  • Greek yogurt is also mixed into the cheesecake base and also adds a bit of protein so that’s a win!
  • Egg whites will hold the mixture together.
  • Sugar to sweeten, but we only need 1/3 cup which adds just the right amount of sweetness.
  • Flour helps to stabilize the mixture.
  • Coconut and vanilla extract for flavor.
  • Sliced almonds and shredded coconut garnish on top and also add nice texture to the bars!

Skinny Coconut Cheesecake Bars

Recipe Tips and Suggestions:

  • Depending on the brand, lower fat cream cheese is sometimes labeled as Neufchâtel cheese. Just a tip for when you shopping for ingredients!
  • Be sure to let the cream cheese come to room temperature before mixing it. The colder it is, the smoother it will be when you mix it in with the other ingredients. If it’s too cold, you may have bits that don’t break up as well.
  • Definitely let the bars cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing for a nice clean slice!
  • Craving a slightly more decadent treat? Drizzle some melted dark chocolate on top after the bars finish baking and have cooled.

Craving more coconut recipes? Check these out!

Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Skinny Coconut Cheesecake Bars
Yield: 16 bars

Skinny Coconut Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Have your cheesecake without the guilt! These easy skinny Coconut Cheesecake Bars are packed with coconut flavor and topped with sliced almonds and toasted coconut. Less than 120 calories per bar!


  • 3/4 cup graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese (or Neufchâtel cheese), softened
  • 3/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt (plain)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspooons coconut extract
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup shredded or flaked unsweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 baking dish with foil with some overhang on the side.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well-combined. Press the crumbs into the lined baking dish. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Set aside to make filling.
  3. Beat the softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl for about 1 minute. Beat in the yogurt, sugar, egg whites, and the flour for about 3 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and coconut extracts. Pour the filling into the baking dish over the crust.
  4. Bake the bars for 20 minutes. Cover the pan with foil and bake for another 5 minutes.
  5. While the bars are baking, add the sliced almonds and shredded coconut to a pan over medium low heat. Toast the mixture until lightly golden, about 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the almond and coconut mixture on top. Let chill for another 30 minutes and then store in the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours before cutting.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bar (when cut into 16)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 7gCarbohydrates: 9gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g
Skinny Coconut Cheesecake Bars