Mini Key Lime Pie "Cheesecakes " (dairy free, raw, vegan, paleo) | Fresh Planet Flavor

Sometimes I take recipe requests. πŸ˜‰ When a friend of mine asked me to create a grain-free version of some key lime white chocolate cookies, I couldn’t resist! But I decided to go in a very different direction to make them mini “cheesecakes” of purΓ©ed cashews.

They’re a no-bake treat in addition to being dead simple and grain-free, because who wants to turn the oven on in the summer? Or wait and watch to make sure your baked dessert doesn’t burn? Not me. I love the spoon-it-out-and-freeze strategy when making treats, maybe you do too.

Mini Key Lime Pie "Cheesecakes " (dairy free, raw, vegan, paleo) | Fresh Planet FlavorThese mini key lime pie cheesecakes balance the creaminess of coconut milk with the natural sweetness of cashews, finished with the faintest tart flavor of lime. One note about key limes, while we’re on the topic: they have a slightly different flavor, leaning just a bit toward that of an orange, and are considered less sour than the more commonly available Mexican limes. However, with the addition of the other ingredients in this recipe, regular lime juice and zest will work just as well and be just as delicious. These mini key lime pie cheesecakes look fancy, taste fancy but are so simple to whip up. They’re a healthy dessert choice and take less than 10 minutes to make once the cashews have been soaked. When they’re finished and frozen, I let them soften for about 10 minutes on a plate at room temperature before serving. 

Mini Key Lime Pie "Cheesecakes " (dairy free, raw, vegan, paleo) | Fresh Planet Flavor

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And now, mini key lime pie cheesecakes!

Easy Cashew "Cheesecake"

Preparation 2 hours 10 mins 2017-10-17T02:10:00+00:00
Serves 9     adjust servings

These sweetly creamy cashew key lime pie "cheesecakes" are a simple, no-bake, frosty dairy-free treat without refined sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cashews, divided
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Instructions

  1. To make the crust: pulse 1 cup of the cashews with the dates and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into a coarse paste. Divide between 9 cups in a muffin tin, pressing crust firm and flat with your fingers. To make the filling: soak 1 cup of the cashews for 4-6 hours, drain, then purΓ©e until smooth with the coconut milk, β…“ cup of coconut oil, the maple syrup and lime juice. Divide evenly over the crusts. Top with cashews and lime zest if desired, freeze until firm (minimum 1 hour).
  2. To serve, let the cheesecakes stand at room temperature for five minutes, then work a knife around the perimeter until the cheesecakes loosen. Enjoy chilled.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 353kcal Calories from fat 222
% Daily Value
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Carbohydrate 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 22g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
 
These Mini Key Lime Pie "Cheesecakes" are dairy-free, raw, vegan and paleo... These cuties are perfect for a fresh snack or light dessert. Click to get the recipe or pin for later! Fresh Planet Flavor
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