Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Slices

SALTED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE SLICES


Ingredients For the base:

150g medjool dates, roughly chopped 1tsp almonds, roughly chopped 2tbsp milled flax seeds 1-2tbsp tahini (Add more if you like the taste of it) 1tbsp Creative Nature cacao powder IMG_6906[1]


For the cheesecake filling: 130g cashew nuts, soaked for 2-3hrs at least 80g medjool dates, pitted and soaked for 2-3hrs at least 4tbsp almond milk 1-2tbsp tahini (Add more if you like the taste of it) 1/2tsp vanilla extract Pinch of ground sea salt IMG_6910[1]


For the topping: 50g raw dark chocolate 1tbsp coconut oil 1/2 can full-fat coconut milk (Don’t be afraid to use full-fat; fat is essential for the body and the fat-free/ lower fat options are always packed full of sugar) IMG_6902[1]


Instructions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the base together into a high-powered food processor and blend until combined. (If using a Blendtec, select the “batter” programme). Press into the bottom of a square 20cm x 20cm dish.
  2. In a food processor, blend all of the filling ingredients together to form a thick and creamy mixture. Scoop out over the base, smooth out the top using the back of a spoon, and place in the freezer whilst preparing the topping.
  3. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over a bain-marie, stirring well. (This can be completed using a microwave as well as the resulting product is the same). Once smooth and fully melted, remove from the heat and carefully pour in the coconut milk, mixing gently with a spoon whilst doing so. Pour the mixture over the cheesecake filling and return to the freezer. Freeze for at least one hour to allow the topping to set fully.
  4. Just before serving, remove from the freezer and dish. Allow to defrost for around ten minutes, then using a very sharp knife, cut into nine slices (tip: a sawing action will avoid cracking the top chocolate layer).
  5. Serve with a scoop of ice cream, dusted with more cacao powder or eat on its own – the main thing is enjoy!

As featured in the Creative Nature email newsletter 04-08-2015.

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Remember to use the hashtag #mindfullymade on social media platforms to share with me your creations 🙂

Mindfully, Moni x IMG_6904[1]

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