So it’s really heating up outside and if you’re like me, the last last thing you want to do is to turn on your oven… BUT I NEED TREATS!!!!
Yes, I want treats! I don’t care if I’m sweating, but I don’t care to turn on my oven and bake. Next best thing, Raw “Cheese” Cake Bites. Yes I said “cheese” cake, but notice the parenthesis. They aren’t made from cheese. Similar to my Raw Cashew Coconut Bites. They are made from soaked raw cashews. Yes I could have called them, raw cashew bites, but they are just like little cheese cakes.
So back to not turning on my oven to bake. These lovely little treat require no cooking what so ever. That is very wonderful for these hot summer days! Since these are mini, you can make five dozen of these little beauties and store them in the freezer to enjoy whenever you’d like! You can also top them with whatever topping you’d like, just like real cheese cake.
I hope that you enjoy these as much as I do!
Raw “Cheese” Cake Bites (Paleo/ Vegan/ Dairy Free/ Gluten Free/ Refined Sugar Free)
1 1/2 c. pitted dates
1 1/2 c. almond meal
3 c. raw cashews (soaked overnight, then drained and rinsed)
1/3 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. maple syrup (honey if not vegan)
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 tsp. vanilla
Soak 1 1/2 c. dates in boiling water for five minutes. Drain and put into food processor with almond meal. Put until mixed thoroughly. Once your mixture is done put 1 tsp. mixture into the bottom of a mini muffin cups. (I line mine with papers or you can use a silicon muffin cups). Press mixture to cover bottom. Set aside.
Place all the filling ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth, scraping down sides when necessary. Scoop 1 tsp. filling mixture into muffin cups. Place into the fridge for at least two hours.