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Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

These are the best paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars, made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. Skip the oven for a yummy frozen summer treat!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Hello to strawberry season! I love it. Berries are my favorite, and I love to use them in desserts. I find that berry treats are usually low in sugar and so refreshing and delicious, and the same applies to these paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars.

These bars are perfect for the summer because you don’t have to turn on the oven and everything is “made” in the freezer. All you really need is a high powered blender to make the different components of the cheesecake, and the result is a yummy frozen treat that’s creamy and decadent. It honestly tastes like ice cream cake to me!

Made without even a hint of gluten or dairy, the sturdy and crumbly crust is made with mixture of pecans and dates, and the cheesecake filling is made with combination of soaked cashews, strawberries, coconut milk, and maple syrup. So yummy!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

This Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars recipe is coming to you as part of the #strawberriesarethejam celebration held by myself and my Instagram friends, to give you some inspiration on using strawberries in your kitchen in a variety of ways. There are over 90 of us participating, each sharing a strawberry recipe that’s delicious, unique, and fun.

Here are some of the other bloggers’ creations who are taking part in this celebration:

Square Meal Round Table’s Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova
The Cooking of Joy’s Strawberry Matcha Cream Cheese Tart
This Healthy Table’s Strawberry Tahini Shortcake
Flours in Your Hair’s Strawberry Milk Donuts
The Wood and Spoon’s Strawberry Icebox Pie
Smart in the Kitchen’s Rustic Strawberry Galette
The Herb and Spoon’s Strawberry-Jam Filled Brioche Donuts
Better with Biscuit’s Strawberry Cobbler
My Kitchen Love’s Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Sift and Simmer’s Rose Strawberry Hibiscus Mille Crepe Cake
A Modest Feast’s Greek Yogurt With Crispy Quinoa and Roasted Strawberries
Hola Jalapeno’s Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita
Worthy Pause’s Strawberry-Basil Shrub Cocktail
Hot Dishing It Out’s Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jelly
Figs & Flour’s Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Apricot Salsa
Pie Girl Bakes’ Strawberry Ginger Pie
Crumb Top Baking’s Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars
The Gourmandise School’s Strawberry Pistachio Salad
Tiny Kitchen Caper’s Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake
Cook Til Delicious’ Mini Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Ganache
Something New For Dinner’s Watermelon, Tomato and Strawberry Salad with Burrata
A Spicy Perspective’s Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake
Easy and Delish’s Strawberry Brigadeiros
Plays Well with Butter’s Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese, Grilled Chicken, & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Katherine in Brooklyn’s Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream
Sugar Salt Magic’s Strawberry Mousse Tart
The Healthy Sins’ Coconut Flour Crepes Topped with Fresh Strawberries and Coconut Yogurt
Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Strawberry Basil No Churn Ice Cream
Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Strawberry Basil Turnovers
Bavette Meat & Provisions’ Pickled Green Strawberries
Rezel Kealoha’s Apple Cider Rose Poached Strawberries with Thyme Flowers
Made from Scratch’s Roasted Strawberry and Basil Ice Cream
Eat Cho Food’s Strawberry Basil Glazed Donuts
What’s Karen Cooking’s Strawberry Eton Mess
More Icing Than Cake’s Strawberry, Balsamic & Black Pepper Babka
Well Seasoned Studio’s Classic Vanilla Layer Cake with Mascarpone Buttercream and Fresh Strawberries
Farm & Coast Cookery’s Strawberry & Thyme Shortcake
Marianne Cooks’ Strawberry Madeleines
Clean Plate Club’s Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes with Lemon Glaze
My Berkeley Kitchen’s Strawberry Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Cinnaman’s Rose Hibiscus Strawberry Icebox Pie
Prickly Fresh’s Strawberry Burrata Kale Salad with Pistachio & Lemon Vinaigrette
Maren Ellingboe’s Angel Food Cake with Whipped Cream & Strawberries
Baking the Goods’ Mini Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
Fufu’s Kitchen’s Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
What Annie’s Eating’s Vegan Strawberry + Basil Ice Cream
Katie Bird Bakes’ Strawberry Crumble Bars
Cosette’s Kitchen’s Strawberry Shortcake
Blossom to Stem’s Strawberry Pavlova with Mezcal and Lime
Babby Girl Yum’s Strawberry Spinach Almond Salad
It’s a Veg World After All’s Butter Lettuce Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Le Petite Eats’ Strawberry Orange Blossom Tartlets

Wanna join in on the fun? Just use the hashtag #strawberriesarethejam on Instagram to share your strawberry creations. I’m excited to see what you come up with!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan) Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This is the best paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars, made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. Skip the oven for a yummy frozen summer treat!

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Ingredients

Pecan Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked for at least 4 hours and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup full fat coconut milk or any other non dairy milk of your choice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or more, to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: Sliced strawberries for topping

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

  2. Place all ingredients for the pecan crust in a food processor and blend just until it becomes a sticky dough. 

  3. Press the dough into an even flat layer on the prepared pan. 

  4. Transfer to the freezer while you make the cheesecake filling. 

  5. Combine all ingredients for the filling, except sliced strawberries, in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  6. Taste to add more maple syrup if you prefer. 

  7. Take the out pan from the freezer, and pour the filling mixture over the crust.

  8. Use a spatula to flatten out the filling in an even layer. 

  9. If using, add sliced strawberries on top of the filling. 

  10. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.

  11. Remove from the freezer and let it thaw for 5 minutes before slicing into 16 squares with a sharp knife. 

  12. Store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks, and thaw at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 10.7%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

These Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs are a delicious snack filled with healthy fats and they are guaranteed to kill your sugar cravings! 

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

New favorite snack alert! Since you guys have been loving my Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs, I’m so excited to share another delicious fat bomb recipe with a flavor combo that I just can’t get enough of.

I’ve been loving these Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs so much in between meals to hold me over on busy weekdays ever since making them. I’m definitely not keto, but I do tend to do better on a lower carb diet. So when choosing my snacks, I like to keep them low in sugar and high in healthy fats to keep me satiated until the next meal. These fat bombs do just that while killing any sugar cravings that I may have.

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

You can use either butter or ghee for this recipes, but I do love the extra toasty and nutty flavor and smell of ghee so I highly recommend you use the latter. Also, many people who have a sensitivity to the lactose in butter usually find that they can tolerate ghee much better. If you want to make it at home, you can find my recipe here. It’s so nutritious and yummy, and make an excellent high heat cooking oil.

I also like to add in collagen whenever I can for that extra boost in nutrients. I just love Perfect Supplements‘ Hydrolyzed Collagen and it’s been working really well for me in my gut healing, as well as my hair, skin, and nail health. And for a limited time, you can take 10% off your entire purchase with Perfect Supplements using the code GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout! Shop HERE.

I hope you enjoy these Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs as much as I have been. They remind me of my childhood summers when I use to steal a bite out of my dad’s favorite ice cream flavor, and it just makes me so happy. They are also a breeze to make so you have no excuse the next time you get hangry or those sugar cravings hit!

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 12 fat bombs
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs are a delicious snack filled with healthy fats and they are guaranteed to kill your sugar cravings! 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup ghee or butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: sweetener of your choice I added about 7-8 drops of stevia. Omit if you are on a sugar detox.
  • Optional: 2 tbsp grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. 

  2. Add the pecans and toast them while constantly stirring. Transfer to a dish when the pecans are darker and smell toasty. They'll toast even more while cooling.

  3. Roughly chop the pecans. I like to leave them in larger chunks.

  4. In a small saucepan, combine coconut butter, ghee (or butter), and coconut oil and heat over low heat until melted.


  5. Stir in vanilla extract and sea salt, as well as a sweetener and/or grass-fed collagen, if using. 

  6. Divide the chopped pecans into a silicon mold of your choice. I filled them into 12 mini cubes.

  7. Pour the heated butter and coconut mixture over the pecans, dividing it evenly. 

  8. Freeze for at least 30 minutes until the fat bombs harden. 

  9. If you don't have a silicon mold, you can pour the mixture in a small container, freeze, then cut into bite-sized squares.

  10. Store in the freezer or the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs
Amount Per Serving (1 fat bomb)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

You’ll love these paleo and vegan candied pecan loaded sweet potatoes, if you like sweet potato casserole! Deliciously sweet and perfect for the holidays.

Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Happy Monday! It’s been raining nonstop here. It’s quite annoying but I’ve actually liked that I had an excuse to lounge at home and basically relax and do nothing over the weekend. It was much needed! However, I do miss the sunshine and I’m VERY looking forward to spending Thanksgiving in Hawaii this year. Bring on the beaches!!

Before leaving, I wanted to share a last minute Thanksgiving recipe that’s so simple and easy to make. If you love sweet potato casserole, I think you’ll like this one! This candied pecan loaded sweet potatoes recipe has the same flavors as a sweet potato casserole, but takes out the labor of blending up the sweet potatoes. I’m all about doing less work than I have to (AND creating less dishes) on Thanksgiving with so many things going on if you are hosting. 

Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

I find that sweet potatoes are plenty sweet on their own so I do not like to add more sugar to it, as what usually happens in a traditional sweet potato casserole. There are usually 6 different kinds of pies at the dessert table waiting for you on Thanksgiving, so why load up on excess sugar during your meal? The candied pecans in this recipe adds just enough sweetness to really enhance the flavors of the sweet potatoes, and for me, it honestly felt like I was eating dessert!

If you are looking for a fun and different take on sweet potato casserole on Thanksgiving, I highly recommend this recipe because it’s soooooo delicious. Just try it out and let me know!

Hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

 

Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Candied Pecan Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jean Choi

You'll love these paleo and vegan candied pecan loaded sweet potatoes, if you like sweet potato casserole! Deliciously sweet and perfect for the holidays.

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Ingredients

  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 2 tbsp butter (Use coconut oil if you have a high sensitivity to dairy)
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Wash the sweet potatoes, then poke holes in them by stabbing them with a fork a few times.
  4. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes - 1 hour, until soft and easily pierced with a knife.
  5. While the sweet potatoes are baking, whisk together maple syrup, water, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  6. Toss in the pecans and stir to coat well. Set aside until the sweet potatoes are done.
  7. Once the sweet potatoes are done cooking, lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  8. Cut the potatoes down the center lengthwise, then push them down carefully from the top to flatten . and open them a bit.
  9. Top each potato with the pecan mixture.
  10. Melt together butter, coconut butter, and salt on the stove top or in the microwave. Pour evenly over the sweet potatoes and the pecan topping.
  11. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the pecans are browned and toasted. If you have leftover pecans, toast it along side the potatoes and save as a snack!
  12. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and unsweetened coconut flakes, if desired. Serve immediately.