I’m kind of obsessed when it comes to desserts. I love a good dessert to round off a good dinner or a lunch, especially when I’m out eating at a restaurant. The only problem is that I know I can’t eat those dessert too often, because they are usually a big sugar trap that won’t do any good for my health. I believe that we all deserve something sweet and unhealthy once in a while, but it’s important to find the balance that suits you, not eating too unhealthy and not being too strict with your healthy eating either.
I found this great recipe for Key Lime Cheesecake Bites here that tastes delicious! They’re made out of clean ingredients, making it vegan and gluten free. It wasn’t too hard to make and you can keep them in your freezer for a go-to dessert when you have dinner guests or take a bite whenever you feel those unwanted cravings.
This makes about 18 small bites:
- 1 Cup Pitted Dates
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 1 Cup Raw Cashews
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups Cashew Butter OR 3 Cups of Pre-Soaked Dates
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Sap (Optional if you like it sweet)
- 3 Packets of Truvia (or Stevia Brand of Choice)
- Zest of 1/2 Lime
- Juice of 1/2 Lime
- Extra Lime Zest for Topping
Put all the filling ingredients in a small food processor bowl and blend until smooth and set aside. Put all the crust ingredients in a large food processor and blend until dough like consistency with visible chunks of nut. Grease an 8×8 baking pan or glass dish with a healthy oil (I used coconut oil). Top with cheesecake filling using a spoon or spatula to make sure the filling is evenly distributed over the crust. Thinly sprinkle your extra lime zest over the top and cover it up with plastic wrap, then put in freezer overnight. When you are ready to serve remove from the freezer, cut into squares and serve immediately.
I served mine with some greek yogurt and fresh berries and got some excellent response from my dinner guests. They are pretty heavy in taste so don’t make the squares to big, the smaller and cuter the better.