A stack of chocolate cheesecake bars made with Navitas Organics Cacao Powder and Cacao Wafers, drizzled with melted chocolate.

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars Recipe

The perfect dessert if you love both cheesecake and chocolate—these vegan chocolate cheesecake bars are super decadent tasting, but made with wholesome plant-based ingredients and sweetened with dates and a little maple syrup. 

INGREDIENTS

Crust:
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 10-12 dates)
1½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
3 Tbsp. Navitas Organics Cacao Powder
⅛ tsp. salt
Filling:
1½ cups Navitas Organics Cashew Nuts
1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 Tbsp. water
1 (14-oz.) can full-fat coconut milk
1 cup Navitas Organics Cacao Wafers
¼ cup maple syrup
Topping (optional):
Melted chocolate

DIRECTIONS

To make the crust, add dates, oats, and cacao powder to a food processor and blend until a loose dough forms.
Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and press the crust into the pan.
Set aside while you making the filling.
To make the filling, add all filling ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the filling on top of the crust. Tap the pan a few times on your countertop to release any air bubbles.
Place in the freezer for about an hour to set.
Drizzle with melted chocolate, slice and enjoy!

Makes 9 large or 16 small bars

 

Submitted by Nicole Nelson | Living Well with Nic

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Servings

9 large or 16 small bars

The perfect dessert if you love both cheesecake and chocolate—these vegan chocolate cheesecake bars are super decadent tasting, but made with wholesome plant-based ingredients and sweetened with dates and a little maple syrup.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. To make the crust, add dates, oats and cacao powder to a food processor, and blend until a loose dough forms.

  2. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and press the crust into the pan. Set aside while you make the filling.

  3. To make the filling, add all filling ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the filling on top of the crust. Tap the pan a few times on your countertop to release any air bubbles.
  5. Place in the freezer for about an hour to set.
  6. Drizzle with melted chocolate, slice and enjoy!