Vegan Mandarin-Turmeric Cheesecake Bars

 

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Vegan Mandarin-Turmeric Cheesecake Bars


Ingredients

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  • FOR THE BASE
  • 1 cup mixed nuts (almonds and walnuts)
  • 1 1/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup raw organic cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • FOR THE FILLING
  • 2 cups cashews soaked overnight
  • 3/4 cups full fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • the juice of one lemon
  • 2 tsp of lemon zest
  • FOR THE TOPPING
  • 2 cups (approx. 8 individual) mandarins
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

Instructions

  1. For the base, mix all ingredients into a food processor until you have a dough-like consistency.
  2. Line a 9×9 tray with parchment paper, and line the bottom with your base using your hands or a spatula.
  3. Set aside in fridge to firm up.
  4. For the filling, mix all ingredients into a food processor, until you achieve a consistent liquid filling. a few lumps are okay!
  5. Using a spatula, add this layer to your base, and set aside back in the fridge.
  6. For the topping: in a shallow bowl, peel your mandarins and begin to chop them down into little pieces.
  7. With a fork, press down on them for the juice and fillings to extract, until you get one consistency.
  8. On stovetop, medium heat, add your pressed mandarins with your maple syrup, and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring every so often.
  9. Add this final layer to your tray and spread evenly over the top.
  10. Freeze for approx. 3 hours before cutting and serving.
  11. Enjoy!

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