Easy Vegan No-bake Mini Cheesecake Recipe #VeganFoodShare

We tried a lot of new vegan recipes over the holidays. This Easy Vegan No-bake Mini Cheesecake recipe was a delicious surprise. A big hit with our family and friends.

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Ingredients
CRUST:
1 cup packed pitted dates
1 cup raw walnuts

FILLING:
1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup agave nectar

Optional:
2 Tbsp salted natural peanut butter
1/2 cup wild blueberries (fresh or canned)

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Instructions:
Add dates to a food processor and blend well, until small bits remain and it forms into a ball. Remove and set aside.

Next, blend walnuts until meal. Then add dates and blend until a loose dough forms. If it’s too dry, add a couple more dates. If too wet, add more walnut meal.

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Lightly grease a standard, 12 slot muffin tin. To make removing the cheesecakes easier, cut strips of parchment paper and lay them in the slots. This creates little tabs that makes removing them easier to pop out once frozen.

Next scoop in heaping 1 Tbsp amounts of crust and press. I use my fingers and a spoon. Set in freezer to firm up.

Add all filling ingredients to a blender and mix until very smooth.

If adding peanut butter, add to the blender and mix until thoroughly combined. If topping with blueberries, wait and swirl on top of plain cheesecakes.

Divide filling evenly among the muffin tins. Tap a few times to release any air bubbles, then cover with plastic wrap and freeze until hard – about 4-6 hours.

Once set, remove by tugging on the tabs or loosening them with a butter knife. They should pop right out. Keep in the freezer for up to 1-2 weeks.

Optional: you can set them out for 10 minutes before serving to soften, but we liked them frozen as well.

These are so creamy and full of flavor, it’s hard to believe they are dairy free. Not just for the holidays, these yummy treats make for a nice dessert year round. We really enjoyed them straight from the freezer, so I’m sure we will be making them again come summer.

Watch for more vegan food share posts to be published here soon.

Comments

  1. These look so delicious! I’ve been trying to come up with some gluten free/veggie positive recipes. I will have to try this one for a healthy desert sometime next week!

  2. Oh, that looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  3. The cheesecake part looks yummy! Is there a lot of nutty flavor to the crust? I’d expect there to be, and I’m not a big nut fan 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have been on a cheesecake recipe hunt lately. I love the darn things. This is a great idea for those who can’t eat dairy.

  5. You had me at no bake! Something that is fast easy and tasty I am all for it. I will definitely be trying this.

  6. Oh my gosh, these look so yummy! I’m allergic to milk and try to avoid it somewhat so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe because I adore cheesecake!

  7. First no bake is always a winner. Cheesecake well you doesn’t love a good cheesecake. Will be adding this to a list.

  8. These look so delicious! I love anything that is no bake. I’ll have to give these a try!

  9. My vegan daughter would love this recipe. I love that it is a no bake recipe. I do not have many vegan dessert recipes handy. She will love this.

  10. I love no bake and love there is no dairy in this. Must try and I love cheesecake.

  11. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This sounds good. My daughter and granddaughter can’t eat a lot of dairy so I am always looking for tasty dessert recipes without dairy.

  12. It must be cheesecake month! I’ve seen so many good recipes featuring cheesecake lately. I’m so hungry for desserts.

  13. Oh law, these looks so amazing. I hope mine turn out as cute as yours do. I love that these are vegan.

  14. Claudia Krusch says:

    These look so delicious and easy to make. I am always looking for new Vegan recipes to try. No bake is always a bonus as well.

  15. What a yummy treat perfect for those who live a vegan lifestyle. I am all about no bake desserts since they are so much easier for entertaining.

  16. I love no bake recipes and this vegan recipe is so welcome right now as I love my desserts

  17. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These mini vegan cheesecakes sound delicious. I love single serve dessert ideas and these mini cheesecakes would make for a great dessert idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  18. Oh this looks delicious! I love sweets and desserts, this is a new one for me to try. I mean, cheesecake, come on! So good!

  19. What a great recipe! I have friends who are vegans whom I know will enjoy these treats. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It is nice to have it handy so that when I need to host a party, I can provide my vegan friends a great dessert.

  20. Bonnie G says:

    Oh my gosh!! I have got to make these. Those look really good and that’s awesome they are vegan.

  21. Vegan cheesecake? Sounds interesting. I may just need to try these to see how they taste.