Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Beat softened cream cheese with paddle attachment in a stand mixer, scrape the bowl and then add the remaining ingredients.
Add remaining ingredients into the mixer and mix all together. Mix until mixture leaves sides of the bowl. It is a very soft and delicate dough.
Press into the bottom of the 8x8 baking dish. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
Mix together the ingredients for the filling in the stand mixer until smooth. Pour over the pre-baked crust.
Bake for 30-35 min or until the filling no longer jiggles if the pan is gently shaken. Cool completely. Gently lift the parchment paper to remove the bars from the pan. Cut into 12 pieces. Sprinkle with powdered sweetener right before serving if desired.
This dough is unique in its use of heavy cream powder or whole milk powder. This makes the crust softer and enhances the flavor. If you'd prefer a crust without heavy cream powder try my Easy Low Carb Pie Crust or the crust in my Pecan Tassies recipe.Notes on Sweeteners: