With a gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free chocolate and vanilla, cheesecake for me.
Sung to the tune of Santa Baby, in my best Eartha Kitt voice.
Okay, these were an absolute hit at Christmas Eve dessert table! Kids and adults alike loved them and no one seemed to care that they were missing the gluten, dairy and refined sugar typically found in regular cheesecake. Not to mention, they're vegan.
Yes it is possible to make a dessert that ALL your guests will enjoy no matter their dietary preferences!
Note: Map out your circles across the top of your chocolate layer. Save the scraps.
To make these Santa hat cheesecake bites you will need a chocolate cheesecake with a coconut pecan base (I made it in a springform pan but you might consider using parchment paper cupcake liners), vanilla creme cooled in plastic baggies for easy squeezing and strawberries. That's it!
A few notes to keep in...
This pumpkin pie cheesecake checks ALL the boxes!
Raw. Vegan. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Refined Sugar Free. And totally easy to make.
Not to mention it's the perfect addition to the Thanksgiving table. And it gives you something to do with all those extra Halloween pumpkins. However, from scratch pumpkin puree is not necessary. You can definitely use boxed or BPA free canned pumpkin to save time!
I LOVE the texture of the crust!
Wow, the sweetness is JUST RIGHT!
It really tastes like cheesecake - how did you make it?!
And. . .I want that recipe!!!
Yup, these are real reactions from my lucky taste testers.
I'm telling you, your guests will be saying the same things. And since this cheesecake is refined sugar free, using only a few dates and some maple syrup, you won't have anybody crashing after dessert. The balance of healthy fats with natural...