Vegan Holiday Cheesecake Bars, Two Ways
Wow – I CANNOT believe that Christmas is in two days. I feel like everyone says this, but this year truly went by ina flash. Even though so much changed in my life and I feel completely different than I did at this time last year, it still seems like only recently that I was spending Christmas in beautiful India (which I was last year!)
Anyway, regardless of what you celebrate, I hope you’re having a fantastic holiday season and spending lots of time with family/friends, indulging in sweet treats and relaxing.
Today I’m popping in juuuust in time to share another festive treat recipe. Believe it or not, this is actually the first time I’ve made vegan “cheesecake” bars out of cashews, and I quite enjoyed the result! I must admit, they don’t have that classic, slightly sour taste that cheesecake delivers, but they do fit the bill for a super creamy, rich and luscious treat that’s a welcome change from all the chocolate (which, for the record, I am NOT complaining about).
I’ve included 2 different options here for ya, since I tried making these a couple of different ways! If you’re feelin’ more of a raw nut + date crust, option 1 legit tastes like pecan pie. For a more traditional cookie crust that’s slightly more spicy + festive bar, option 2 fits the bill. Or go crazy and make both! Obviously, that’s what I did 😉
Wishing everyone the more beautiful holiday season, and I’ll be back in the new year with some delicious and healthy recipes. Sending love!