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Sweet, summery, and simple. Just the way a rich dessert should be! These mini vegan key lime cheesecakes are super easy and simple to make! Baking is so comforting to me, and while these are raw (no baking required), we can still pretend, right?! The nutty crust is topped with a delicious cheesecake filling. The coconut cream and cashews give it a luscious, creamy texture and the lime zest gives it just the right amount of tanginess. Once you mix everything and put them in the mold, all you have to do is pop them in the freezer! These vegan key lime cheesecakes are perfect for taking a sweet treat on-the-go as well as for parties! They're fun to eat, look adorable, and are so tasty!

Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake Cups [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients You Need for Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake Cups [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

For the Crust:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 tsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt (or any sea salt is fine)
  • 2 tbsp. shredded coconut flakes (I used unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates, chopped (about 5 dates)

For the Filling:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup cashews (soaked in water for at least 1-2 hours, preferably overnight)
  • 2 tbsp. shredded coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp. raw, unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. lime zest
  • freshly squeezed lime juice from 2 large limes

How to Prepare Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake Cups [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

For the Crust:
  1. Line a cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine almonds and walnuts. Process until finely grated.
  3. Add in coconut sugar, sea salt, and coconut flakes. Process until fully mixed.
  4. Add dates and maple syrup and process until well mixed and sticky. You may need to scape down the sides a few times with a spatula to make sure all ingredients are well mixed.
  5. Spoon out crust from food processor into cupcake liners. Place in freezer while preparing the filling.

For the Filling:

  1. Open can of coconut milk. The milk has separated into two parts. You want to spoon out the top white part that looks like Cool Whip and place in blender or food processor. The coconut water left over in the can is not needed for this recipe. Use in a juice or smoothie!
  2. Drain and rinse off cashews that have been soaking, place in blender.
  3. Add coconut flakes, coconut sugar, coconut oil, lime zest, and lime juice.
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Remove cupcake pan from freezer and pour filling on top of crust. I added extra coconut flakes and lime zest on top but that's totally optional!
  6. Put back in freezer for 2-3 hours until firm.
  7. Remove for about about 5 minutes to slightly thaw, not too long or they will become too soft. Enjoy!!
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You will need to refrigerate coconut milk overnight and soak cashews preferably overnight or for 1-2 hours.

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 3745 | Total Carbs: 242 g | Total Protein: 290 g | Total Fat: 71 g | Total Sodium: 1193 g | Total Sugar: 162 Per Serving | Calories: 312 | Carbs: 20 g | Protein: 24 g | Fat: 6 g | Sodium: 99 g | Sugar: 14 g

Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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  1. Hi, looking forward to trying these out. How many ounces is 1 cup in your recipe? Checked on internet – some say 4oz some 8oz, so have no clue which one yours is.

  2. Hi, I would like to make these for a friend. I have a concern about the nuts though. Is there something I can substitute for the nuts, at least in the filling? She cannot eat any nuts. I have a recipe for a baked crust that I can use, but I would still like to try altering the filling recipe a little so she can eat these. Any suggestions?

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