No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

Love dessert but trying to keep it clean and healthy? Then you're going to love this easy and seriously delicious healthy spin on Key Lime Cheesecake! Tart, rich, and perfectly sweet all combined in one perfect experience! And nothing is baked! I love a dessert that tastes absolutely amazing and is equally healthy for you. This makes for a really fun and refreshing summer dessert. It has easily become a family favorite and most of my kids now request it for their birthday dessert! Yep! You heard it here - healthy and the new fam fav! Win!!

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Key Lime Cheesecake 

paleo vegan refined sugar free

Crust:

Ingredients
1 C raw almonds
1 C raw pecans
2 C pitted dates
2 pinches of sea salt

Instructions:
Blend in food processor until all ingredients start to hold together and nuts are well blended. Press into a parchment lined 11x7 glass baking dish or a parchment lined 9” spring form pan. You could also make individual desserts in mini mason jars or assemble in paper lined muffin cups. Set aside.

Cheesecake Filling:

Ingredients
5 C cashews soaked in water overnight, drained and rinsed 
3/4-1 C maple syrup/start with 3/4 add more if needed
1 C fresh squeezed lime juice 
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 C lime zest
1 C coconut oil melted
1/2 C shredded coconut (optional)
Zest for garnish

Instructions
Blend cashews in the food processor until creamy ~ scraping down the sides as needed. Add maple syrup, lime juice, vanilla and blend till combined. Slowly pour in coconut oil and blend. Add lime zest and shredded coconut (opt). Blend for  just a bit til zest and coconut shreds are well mixed. Taste and adjust tartness or sweetness to your liking.

Pour the cheesecake mix over the crust, cover with saran wrap. Use a toothpick in the middle to keep the saran off the top of the cheesecake if needed! Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Remove and let sit for a few minutes if it is really frozen. Serve up! Enjoy!

There are a lot of different options for how to assemble this dessert. My favorite ~ the 4 oz mason jars! Its the perfect size for a cute little dessert and easy to pack along for a lunch or picnic!

Check out my how to video here!