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Vegan Caramel Cheesecake Recipe - Vegan Family Recipes

Vegan Caramel Cheesecake

This No Bake Vegan Caramel Cheesecake is incredibly easy to make. Oil-free, no added sugar, and deliciously creamy. One of the Vegan Family Recipes's best desserts.
Course Cake, Dessert, Gluten free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Walnut halves
  • 6 dates 3 medjool dates
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 cups Coconut Cream see notes
  • 3/4 cup VFR's Caramel Dip
  • 2/3 cup Cashews soaked for at least 15 minutes, patted dry
  • 1/3 cup Vegan Mini Chocolate Chips optional - I like using Enjoy Life's Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Line a 7 inch springform with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Prepare crust by pulsing dates, walnuts, and salt in a food processor until a sticky mass forms. Press the walnut-date mixture into the bottom of your springform .
  3. Make the caramel cheesecake filling by pulsing coconut cream, cashews, and 1/4 cup caramel dip in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  4. Spread filling evenly into springform. Place in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes until the top hardens a bit.
  5. Spread remaining 1/2 cup caramel dip over filling.
  6. Garnish with chocolate chips (optional).
  7. Place caramel cheesecake in refrigerator for at least 4 hours until it sets.
  8. Carefully remove cheesecake from springform and serve.
  9. Keep in fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

1) The caramel dip will spread better once heated. Heat slowly in a warm water bath or in the microwave. 2) It is very important that you allow the filling to get hard in the freezer first. If you skip this step, the caramel dip won't spread over the top easily and just smear into the filling instead. 3) The walnuts in the crust can easily be substituted with any other nut (except cashews). I like making the crust with almonds, macadamias,and peanuts as well. Sunflower seeds will also work. 4) 2 cups coconut cream can be obtained from 2 cans of coconut milk by setting the cans in the back of a fridge and leaving them there overnight. Carefully remove cans from the fridge and open the cans, The coconut cream should have separated from the water at that point. Remove the hard white mass (coconut cream) and use the water for something else i.e. smoothies. Coconut cream can also be bought at the store as well.5.) To make it extra easy to remove the cheesecake from the springform, place the caramel cheesecake in the freezer for about 15 minutes before trying to remove it. 6.) This cheesecake is freezer-friendly. Allow enough time for it to thaw.