Farmer Cheese Bars

Our Farmer Cheese Bars are delightful desserts with a creamy, cold texture made with Lifeway Farmer Cheese and our Organic Whole Milk Vanilla Lifeway Kefir, real chocolate, and natural ingredients found in the everyday kitchen. This recipe provides a sweet, nutty treat you’re going to love with the benefits of gut-loving probiotics!

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Our Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.

Prep Time: 8-10 hours Servings: 6-8


  1. Blend together "Ice Cream" ingredients and place in a 9”x9” freezer friendly container; freeze for 4 hours or more.
  2. Blend together "Caramel" ingredients and place over frozen ice cream. Top with peanuts and freeze for a couple hours.
  3. For the coating: In a double boiler, melt down chocolate until smooth and silky.
  4. Take out the frozen bars, slice into small rectangles, then dip in chocolate. Once chocolate is hardened, drizzle more melted chocolate, and sprinkle sea salt on top. Enjoy!