Chocolatey, raw, plant-based goodness for any occasion.
This no-bake (no cheese) Chocolate Cheesecake is a real winner!
The nuts in this recipe are not only great at disguising themselves to make a wonderful base and creamy top layer, but they are some of healthiest nuts that offer different nutrition quality and health benefits.
Along with being rich in fibre, protein and essential fatty acids…
… Almonds are calcium-rich, high in vitamin E (which helps to improve the condition and appearance of your skin) and the skin of almonds is full of heart-protecting compounds called flavonoids.
… Cashews contain minerals like iron, zinc and magnesium.
… Brazils are a good source of the mineral selenium, which we need to produce the active thyroid hormone. Selenium also supports immunity and helps wounds to heal.
… Hazelnuts are a rich source of potassium, calcium and magnesium which can help to regulate a healthy blood pressure.
In most of my sweet recipes on the blog I use coconut oil (which I love) but this time I ran out and used dairy free butter instead. I actually think it was for the best as the coconut oil wasn’t involved to (potentially) overpower the rich chocolaty taste . (However, feel free to use coconut oil if you have it to hand).
This cheesecake recipe uses ingredients that can be found in most supermarkets, but in case you are having difficulty finding some of them or are looking for a good price, here are some links…
Dairy Free Butter I use Pure Dairy Free Sunflower Butter and I have been able to get this in nearly every supermarket now, so keep an eye out.
Feel free to play around with this recipe. You can use more almonds or more cashew nuts if you want and use just dates for the base if you don’t have any prunes.
I really hope you enjoy.
Much L O V E