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Chocolate Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecake Bites! These single serving no-bake cheesecake bites are perfect for summer, plus they are gluten-free
I just had to bring the chocolate sauce back out. After making these Chocolate Cherry Milkshakes almost non-stop last week, I had an intense desire to drizzle chocolate sauce on just about everything. Strawberries? Check. Bananas? Check. Everything in the fridge? Discount Double Check.
These Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake bites are the perfect compromise when you are craving
double triple chocolate dessert but also wanted to keep things fairly healthy.
These cheesecakes bites are completely dairy-free, gluten-free and naturally sweetened with dates and maple syrup. Swoon. Healthy dessert really can taste this good.
These cheesecake bites start with my favorite crust base: nuts, dates and little chocolate powder. Thanks to the pureed dates, the crust gets just sticky enough to be pressed into muffin tins and forms the perfect base for the creamy, chocolate filling.
Once again, cashews + coconut pair together to form the ultimate dairy-free filling. Ironically, while cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, I find myself preferring a cheese-less filling more and more. This one is sweet but not overly sweet, rich but not over the top like some chocolate cheesecakes can be. It’s perfection.
I’ll go ahead and give the same disclaimer I do with every cashew-based thing I post: it doesn’t taste like cashews. Really. You’ve gotta try it to believe it. Just make sure to use raw cashews and not the roasted kind. I find that Trader Joe’s has the best prices on nuts and I always stock up when I’m there.
These chocolate strawberry cheesecake bites are the real deal. I love that they are portioned out so I can just grab one at the end of a meal and retire to my couch, chocolate cheesecake perfection in hand. Nothing like ending the night with a hunk of semi-frozen chocolate and berries.
Truth be told though, while I’m not complaining, they are a fairly large serving for an “individual” serving size. If you want a bite size treat, make these in a mini muffin pan instead. Personally, I tend to start with one in the afternoon and then finish the rest of it after dinner! I don’t mind these straight from frozen, but if you want them a little creamier then make sure to take them out of the freezer 5-10 minutes ahead of time.
Oh, and that chocolate sauce? It’s one of those optional but you should really do it suggestions.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
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Chocolate Strawberry No-bake Cheesecake Bites! These single serving no-bake cheesecake bites are perfect for summer, plus they are gluten-free and vegan.
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