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These cute little mini Strawberry and Raspberry Cheesecake Hearts are so simple to make and a perfect treat for St. Valentine’s Day. This simple dessert is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, no bake and no refined sugars.

Strawberry and Raspberry Cheesecake Hearts

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 16 mini cheesecake hearts

Strawberry and Raspberry Cheesecake Hearts

Ingredients

    For the Filling
  • 1/2 cup organic strawberries
  • 1 cup organic raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut nectar (or other liquid sweetener)
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • For the Crust
  • 1 cup organic pecans
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • For the Garnish (optional)
  • 16 organic raspberries

Instructions

    Prepare the Crust
  1. Put all ingredients for the crust into a food processor and process until moist and crumbly.
  2. Divide the crust mixture between 16 mini heart molds and press down evenly and firmly.
  3. Put the mold into the freezer for approximately 15 minutes or until the crust hardens.
  4. Prepare the Filling
  5. Put all ingredients into a Vitamix or Blendtec blender and blend until well combined and creamy.
  6. Assemble
  7. Remove the mold tray from the freezer and divide the filing mixture between the 16 mini heart molds, making sure the top is smooth and even.
  8. Optional: add a single raspberry on top of each heart for garnish.
  9. Return the mold tray back to the freezer for about 30 minutes or until they are hard and firm.
  10. Keep in the freezer until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.

Notes

Tip #1: I used raw coconut nectar to reduce the sugar content, but you can use your favorite liquid sweetener (maple syrup)

Tip #2: I used pecans for the crust, but you can substitute your favorite nut (almonds, macadamia, cashew, etc).

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