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Raw Lemon Cheesecake Bars: A creamy, rich, lemony coconut cashew cream filling sits atop a naturally sweetened nut crust for the perfect healthy dessert!

Raw Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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A creamy, rich, lemony coconut cashew cream filling sits atop a naturally sweetened nut crust for the perfect easy and healthy dessert!
Prep Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours
Servings 16 bars

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup raw walnuts
  • ½ cup dates
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • Pinch of sea salt

Filling

  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water (at least 4 hours)
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw honey or agave syrup, to taste
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon emulsion, optional and to taste
  • Fresh lemon slices, optional for garnish

Instructions
 

Cashew prep

  • Prep for filling to be done the night before: Soak cashews in a bowl of hot water overnight (or at least 4 hours).

Crust

  • Prep a 8x8 or 9x9 pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Place all the ingredients for the crust (almonds, walnuts, dates, coconut oil and sea salt) in a food processor and pulse until well-combined and sticky.
  • Press crust mixture into prepared pan, evenly covering the bottom. Set aside.

Filling

  • In a food processor, combine soaked cashews, coconut cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey/agave syrup and salt and pulse until smooth. Taste test at this point - if you'd like a stronger lemon flavor, add lemon emulsion and pulse again to combine.
  • Pour the filling on top of the prepared crust and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • If desired, top with thin lemon slices (halved, to fit individual servings if desired).
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap and place in the freezer to set (at least 1 hour).
  • Move pan to the fridge until ready to serve. Slice into 16 bars, serve and enjoy!

Notes

Store, covered tightly, in the fridge until ready to be served.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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