Did you know, children, during exam time, are forever cranky and hungry? Apart from the regular comfort food, they are always clamouring for “something different”…preferably sweet in our case. While the mother is trying to stop them from going into a sugar induced coma, the father is of no help, with his mega sweet tooth! Enter no-bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites, to save us all! 😉
This recipe is a variant of my Raw Cherry Lemon Cheesecake, which I posted last year. It’s a quick, easy treat that really requires no other equipment other than a high quality blender and a little bit of your freezer space.
I had a whole bunch of my homemade Date and Almond Granola, leftover from an order. I coarsely ground that up with some dates,cocoa powder, almond meal and rolled oats to make the easiest tart base. Also the tastiest, if I may say so myself. I had a hard time not taking a few nibbles here and there! This then got filled with a delicious blend of soaked cashews and strawberries, with a touch of maple syrup.
NOTE: If you don’t have granola handy, increase the quantity of oats to 1- 1 1/4 cup and the almond meal to 1/3 cup.
While this does not really taste like a cheesecake that we all know, it is creamy, velvety smooth and oh so lush…. good enough for the finicky customers at home! The fact that it is nutrient rich, with no refined sugar, also doesn’t hurt. 🙂
Eating healthy and well does not have to be boring and dull. Try these cute-as-a-button dessert bites and do let me know how these turned out for you in a comment below. You can also share a picture on INSTAGRAM using #tashasartisanfoods.