No baking skills needed for these layered cheesecake bars with a brownie base and a beautiful raspberry swirl!
Take a break from your oven and make this freezer-friendly dessert instead. It’s made with simple, wholesome ingredients that sneak in plenty of heart-healthy fats and protein.
Start With The Brownie Layer
These cheesecake bars start with a brownie bottom made with raw cacao, dates, and blanched almond flour. This moist and chewy base also serves as the sticky-sweet glue that holds everything together.
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You get plenty of chocolatey flavor from the raw cacao powder, while medjool dates sweeten things up with no need for refined sugars. Both provide plenty of antioxidants and essential vitamins to make this a guilt-free indulgence.
Whip Up The Cheesecake Filling
For the velvety cheesecake layer, we blend cashews with coconut cream, coconut oil, lemon juice, and maple syrup. If you can’t find canned coconut cream, you can also use the solid portion of full-fat coconut milk instead.
To achieve ultra-creamy texture, you’ll need to soak the cashews in hot water for five minutes ahead of time. This allows them to soften and easily blend with the other ingredients.
Finish With The Raspberry Purée
Our final step is to add a swirl of tangy-sweet raspberry on top of our cheesecake bars. To do this, scatter dollops of raspberry purée over the top, then use a sharp knife to swirl the purée in a figure eight pattern while avoiding the brownie layer underneath.
If you prefer to tone down the sweetness, omit the maple syrup from the purée. You can also sub in strawberries instead of raspberries for a completely different take.
Helpful Tips To Get Started:
- Prevent the bars from crumbling. Make sure to press the brownie layer firmly into the pan to keep things snug and dense.
- Store bars in the freezer. When ready to serve, let them thaw for 15 minutes to soften.
- Serve them like a pro. Before slicing, rinse a sharp knife with warm water to create clean, smooth cuts.
Total time:3 hrs
Inactive Time: 3 hrs 3 hours
Prep Time: 15 mins 15 minutes
Nutrition facts:11 grams of protein44 grams of carbohydrates38 grams of fat
No-Bake Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars
No baking skills needed for these layered cheesecake bars with a brownie base and a beautiful raspberry swirl.
For the Brownie Layer:
For the Cheesecake Layer:
For the Raspberry Purée:
Looking for Paleo ingredients? Here are a few we’d recommend:
Almond flour (Anthony’s)
Raw cacao powder (Healthworks)
Cold pressed coconut oil (Viva Naturals)
Sea salt (REDMOND)
Raw cashews (Terrasoul Superfoods)
Coconut cream (Native Forest)
Vanilla extract (Frontier)
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