Once in a while it is time for a little decadence, a bit of a vacation from my normal menu. I was lucky enough for my oldest friend and her husband to visit on her birthday so I got to have just such an occasion to veer slightly from the every day. I decided to try make something grain-free still but use real sugar. Usually I use stevia or a blend of stevia and erythritol but I am not super comfortable baking with these items so I decided to use real sugar. This seemed to be just the right chance to make a cheesecake and make a nut crust instead of the normal graham cracker crust. I also don't own a spring-form pan so I decided a bar would be better. Then began my Pinterest & Google searches for just such a recipe. I found a few: one that had blueberries & lemon, a Nutella cheesecake and then I found a Turtle Cheesecake Bar. Bingo! Just what I was looking for! I haven't used Louanne's Kitchen blog before but she looks to aim for gluten-free which can fit right along with my eating habits a lot of the time. She created a gluten-free cheesecake bar here and I think it was a hit!
For once I pretty followed the recipe, so not much here for me to share except that it is YUMMY! I do believe everyone who had a piece thought it was delicious and I would definitely make it again for a special occasion. It is very rich and you only need a small piece so make sure you have plenty of people around to help you enjoy the deliciousness! I haven't made a cheesecake before but I didn't have any problem with this at all. I did use an extra pan of water underneath the cheesecake in the oven so that it didn't crack. Worked like a charm!
Hope you have just such an occasion to try making this yummy decadent dessert!