Cherry Chocolate Cheezecake (no bake)


Prep Time

60-75 minutes

Prep Notes

Prep time does not include time to soak the cashews, but does include the freeze time.

Cooking Time

N/A

Yields

6-8 slices

Ingredients

For the crust:
1 cup of raw walnuts or almonds
1 cup dates (remove pits)
2 tablespoons cacao nibs (optional)

For the filling:
2 cups of raw cashews (soaked for 2-8 hours, rinsed, drained OR soak in hot water for 30 min.)
1 cup cherries (pitted) + 4 whole cherries cut in half for garnish (can use frozen)
½ cup raw cacao powder
Juice from half of a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

Directions

1. For the crust, pulse walnuts and dates together in a food processor until mixture sticks together and forms a dough. Then pulse in the cacao nibs.

2. Firmly press mixture into a spring form pan or glass pie dish. Place in freezer while preparing the filling.

3. For the filling, blend (use a high speed blender for best results) the rest of the ingredients, except the 4 whole cherries, until smooth. Pour filling over crust and smooth out evenly.

4. Place in freezer for 30-60 minutes, until firm.

5. Slice and top each piece with ½ cherry.

Notes

Vegan.

Gluten-free.