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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
Chocolate Strawberry No-bake Cheesecake Bites! These single serving no-bake cheesecake bites are perfect for summer, plus they are gluten-free and vegan.
Adapted from my Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits and Minimalist Baker
The recipe for my magic chocolate sauce is here.
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My husband could not wait for the three hour freezer time(so I had to have a bite). Loves them and so do I. Can’t wait until after dinner to have a whole one.
Love to hear that!
I’m sorry to be a little blunt, but here it is:
The filling is AMAZING!
But the whole thing took me nearly 2 hours, I’m not sure how anyone could make that happen in 15!
Also the base is VERY date-y I would definitely recommend putting more cocoa powder in and maybe something else to make it more neutral.
Also finding the recipe for the ice-magic sauce was very difficult!
so overall, I would make the filling again, but probably modify other things 🙂
Thanks for the feedback Elly!
There is always something new on your page, I love to visit our web once a day. Thank you, admin, to giving us such amazing recipe to read
i need these right now! I am having some major chocolate cravings but am hot and without AC and my ice cream store doesn’t have any dairy-free options! yum!
Ha! Perfect reason then! Hope you like them!
Whoa, that looks gorgeous!
looks great!!!! do you have any other mini pie recipes???
I have a mini pie cherry recipe! You can see it here: https://www.delishknowledge.com/mini-cherry-pie/
Oh mygosh! These look amazing and I looooove that they’re on the healthier side of things (and no-bake doesn’t hurt, either)! Can’t wait to try them & will be sharing shortly with my sister 🙂
These must be recreated in my kitchen this weekend! Amazing photos!
These look so good! I’ve never made anything with raw cashews before but this recipe makes me want to try!
Ohh myyy these look amazing! I absolutely love using cashews as a filling, it’s so good and easy, right? 🙂