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Blueberry Bliss Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry Bliss Cheesecake Bars

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Instructions

Step 1
Place both cans of coconut milk in the fridge the night before making the cheesecake.
Step 2
To make crust, add dates, almonds and pecans to a food processor; pulse until ingredients clump together in a crust-like consistency. Transfer to an 8×8-inch loaf pan, and press until uniform and flat. Place in freezer.
Step 3
To make vanilla layer, add ½ cup of soaked cashews to food processor. Pulse until a smooth paste is formed. Add ½ cup coconut milk (from can placed in the fridge; scoop the cream from the top, and use the liquid), 2 tablespoons maple syrup, ½ teaspoon vanilla and ½ cup desiccated coconut. Process another 15-20 seconds.
Step 4
Pull loaf pan from freezer, and layer vanilla cheesecake on top of crust. Return pan to freezer; allow 2 hours for vanilla layer to set.
Step 5
To make blueberry layer, add ½ cup soaked cashews to food processor. Pulse until a smooth paste is formed. Add ½ cup coconut milk (from can placed in the fridge; scoop the cream from the top, and use the liquid), 2 tablespoons maple syrup, ½ teaspoon vanilla, ½ cup of desiccated coconut and ½ cup frozen blueberries. Pulse again another 15-20 seconds.
Step 6
Pull pan out of freezer, and layer blueberry cheesecake on top of frozen vanilla layer. Garnish top with additional blueberries and coconut shreds, if desired. Allow to freeze 2 hours.
Step 7
Remove from freezer, and allow to thaw 20–30 minutes. Slice into bars.
Ingredients
This vegan dessert features creamy layers of blueberry and vanilla “cheesecake” atop a naturally sweet crust of Medjool dates, pecans and slightly salty roasted almonds. Topped with fresh blueberries and coconut shreds.
- 1 cup coconut milk from 2 cans Simple Truth coconut milk, divided
- 1½ cups pitted Medjool dates
- 1 cup Simple Truth sea salt roasted almonds
- 1 cup toasted pecan pieces
- 1 cup raw cashews; soaked overnight and drained, divided
- 4 tablespoons Simple Truth maple syrup, divided
- 1 teaspoon Simple Truth Madagascar vanilla extract, divided
- 1 cup desiccated coconut shreds, divided
- ½ cup Simple Truth frozen blueberries
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