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3/19/2012

Mini Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Mini Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
INGREDIENTS
  • ½ cup raw organic cashews
  • 4 raw vegan chocolate chip almond oatmeal cookies
  • 1 pinch of himilayan salt
  • ½ tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp(s) raw blue agave
  • 3 large medjool dates (pitted and soaked for at least 5 hours)
  • 1 lemon (peeled)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup water (I used the same water that I soaked the dates in)
  • Chocolate Sauce (optional)

Making the Cheesecake
  • With the exception of the cookies, put everything into your Vitamix. Blend until creamy and smooth. *go ahead, give it a taste…I know you’re just dying to* 
  • Take your mini (4 1/2 inch) spring-form pan. Take 2 of the cookies and mash them into the bottom. This will be your crust. 
  • Pour the cream cheese filling half way in. Take the one of the cookies and break tiny pieces off and blend it into the bottom half. Put more pieces on top. Pour the rest of your cream cheese filling on top. 
  • Take the other cookie and form into tiny balls and put around the base of the cheesecake. Form the rest of the broken cookie into a bigger ball and place it in the center. 
  • Drizzle Chocolate Sauce on top. 
  • Put in the freezer to set for at least 8 hours. Try not to eat it all in one sitting! (once you taste it, you’ll see why I made it a “mini” cheesecake instead of a large one. It's decadently delicious, but because of the nuts in this, you get full fast. This should feed 4.)
 
It pays to make treats and set some aside in the freezer. The crust was made from raw vegan cookies I made a while back and I drizzled chocolate sauce over it that I had in the fridge. 
 
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