These vegan cheesecake bars are rich, creamy, delicious and so easy to prepare. They make the perfect dessert for a weekend treat! The trick is in soaking the cashews to get that creamy cheese cake texture. From there you can play around with different flavours, we topped our cheesecake with date syrup (which is easy to make yourself, following this recipe), walnuts and chocolate. Tastes like a cheese cakey snickers bar, yum!
Soak the cashews in hot water for 1 hour, then drain thoroughly.
For the crust, add dates, walnuts, oats and coconut flakes to the jug, pulse a few times until well combined and crumbly.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Transfer crust layer to loaf pan and press down into an even layer, place in the freezer to set.
For the filling, add soaked cashews, maple syrup, coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla essence, lemon juice and salt to the jug. Blend on high until creamy and smooth.
Pour the filling over the crust, drizzle with date syrup and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top. Freeze until completely set and firm.
To serve, thaw briefly and drizzle the dark chocolate over the cheesecake, slice into bars. Enjoy immediately. Store leftovers in the freezer.
These bars were made using the OmniBlend I - 2ltr Pro. The shape of the 2ltr jug make it well-suited to grind dry ingredients, and blend textures like the cashew 'cheese' batter.