Quick, easy and healthy chewy fruit bars

So I love cheesecake as much as the next person. But I find myself continuously falling off and back on the healthy eating wagon. And when I fall off, it never feels good. I’ve got a pretty vivid imagination and so I imagine the processed junk I may have had for lunch swooshing around in my stomach as I walk like a box in the back of a car. (bad analogy?)

Then there’s days that I’m back on..really hard. haha. This just so happens to be one of those days. And so I made these babies.

Aren’t they loooovely? Aren’t they beautiful! 

I have to say, I am so ridiculously pleased with how these taste. I think this dessert is going to be one of those things that I always have in the freezer.

Here’s my rendition of @lootahpremiumfoods fig and coconut cheesecake bars and here’s how you can make it.


Ingredients:

Crust:

  • ½ dates
  • ½ almonds
  • pinch of sea salt

Filling:

  • ¾ cup of raw soaked cashews
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ½ the juice of a lemon
  • ¼ + 1 tbspn of full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1 tspn of vanilla extract

Top with any fresh fruit you’ve got on hand. I topped some with kiwis and some with blueberries.


Here’s how it’s done, son:

1) Line you loaf tin with cling film so that you can easily remove the cheesecake from the mold without it crumbling into a thousand little pieces. 

2) In your food processor, process the dates, almonds, and salt until it forms a crumbly dough.

3) Throw dough into the loaf tin and press down.

4) In a blender, bled all the filling ingredients for 2-3 minutes until silky smooth and poor over the crust.

5) Bang the tin on your counter top a few times to get any air bubbles out.

6) Top with the fresh fruit and cover with cling film.

7) Place in the freezer to set for 4-5 hours.

8) When you’re ready to have a piece, take it out at least 15 minutes before eating so that it doesn’t freeze your teeth off.


There! Easy, peasy! Please, please give it a go and let me know how you liked it.

Oh, and follow me on Instagram since you’re here @straightupbananas

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