These no-bake mini cheesecakes are delicious and super easy to make. Using only eight ingredients, they are so creamy and yummy that my husband even declared he loves these more than regular cheesecake!
I have made these several times and each time, used a different topping, so feel free to mix it up once you have the base recipe down :)
Ingredients: (Makes 8 cheesecakes*)
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup walnuts
Generous pinch sea salt
1 1/4 cups cashews - soaked for minimum one hour
1/2 cup raw honey or maple syrup
Juice of 1 large lemon
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
2/3 cup canned coconut cream
Place dates into food processor on high until the mixture turns into a ball. Remove from processor.
Place walnuts in food processor on high until mixture resembles fine crumble.
Add date ball and sea salt to food processor and mixture until it starts to look like a dough. It should stick together, but if it doesn't add one or two more dates.
Divide mixture evenly between six muffin sections. I used silicone muffin trays which are a total game changer and don't need greasing. (I would recommend using this type so your cheesecakes pop out easily). Press the mixture down using a glass to ensure it's highly packed. Place in freezer while you make the cheesecake mixture.
Drain cashews if there's any water left. Add to the rest of the ingredients and put into a blender (I used a Nutribullet for a super smooth texture) and blend until the consistency is smooth).
Divide mixture evenly into muffin tray over the frozen crumble, smoothing out any kinks and freeze for a minimum of two hours.
Remove from freezer around 40 minutes before serving and 'pop' out of tray only when ready to serve.
Add fresh fruit, peanut butter, sprinkles, or eat plain! Pictured above is chopped mango with shredded coconut.
You can freeze any leftover cheesecakes in a container for up to 3 weeks.
*NB: You may have some filling leftover which you can refrigerate and enjoy with fresh fruit. Or you can divide the crumble mixture into 10 muffin slots to use up the rest. (But I preferred mine with more of the crumble mixture).