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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

Yeah, these chocolate chip cheesecake-stuffed strawberries are healthy. So healthy you can eat them for breakfast.ย And they’re vegan! They’re indulgent (did we mention they taste like cheesecake?!), but the protein from the cashews helps keep you full. They make a great summertime dessert–if you’re serving them to a crowd, cut the tips off the strawberries and stand them on a platter!

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

A dessert you don’t have to feel guilty about! Fresh strawberries filled with raw, vegan chocolate chip cheesecake. Inspired by Food Family & Finds’ Vanilla Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.

  • Prep Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: about 15 strawberries (depending on how big they are)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. raw whole cashews, soaked in water overnight (8 hours)
  • 2-3 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Grade B maple syrup (or raw agave nectar if you’re following a strict raw diet)
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs or chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 lb. strawberries, hulled
  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine cashews, 2 tablespoons of water, coconut oil, lemon juice, and maple syrup in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping sides of blender if necessary. If mixture is too thick or the blade of the blender gets stuck, add an additional tablespoon of water. Fold in cacao nibs or chocolate chips. Place mixture in bowl, cover, and refrigerate until firm, 2-3 hours.
  2. Combine flaxseed and cinnamon in a small bowl. Use a spoon to fill each strawberry with cheesecake. (If you want to serve the strawberries upright on a platter, slice off the tips of each strawberry; you can fill them with a little more cheesecake if you’re standing them up.) Sprinkle tops with flaxseed mixture and serve.

Notes

You can add an extra tablespoon of maple syrup if you’d like the cheesecake to be sweeter. Prep time includes time spent chilling in fridge.

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84 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathy
    April 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Those look amazing! Yummy!

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    diana @ Eating Made Easy
    April 11, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I LOVE CHEESECAKE all caps exclamation point! I’d love to make a pie out of this…I wonder if i could?!

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      Kiersten
      April 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      You can! You’d have to double or triple the filling and to get it to set, you’ll want to pop it in the freezer for a bit (because the filling would be too creamy to slice through otherwise). ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board
    April 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I would have justified regular cheesecake stuffed strawberries as being healthy because they amount of berry is greater than the amount of cheesecake, but I love that yours are legit healthy! And I’m so curious to hear more about your cleanse this week!

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      Kiersten
      April 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      I’m going to post about the last half of the cleanse next week. It did not go too well, to put it mildly!

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    Carrie
    April 11, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Ummm, whaaaaaat??? These look AMAZING. PINNING!

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    vegeTARAian
    April 11, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Ooh how clever! A great entertaining idea

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    Katie (The Muffin Myth)
    April 12, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Wow! Bookmarking this for when strawberry season arrives in Sweden. Which won’t be for a while yet because we’ve still got freaking ice on the ground. Argh! But when they do arrive, it’ll be worth the wait. Swedish strawberries are bonkers awesome, so this will be the perfect thing to do with them. Great idea!

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      Kiersten
      April 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      I found a local farm that grows hot house strawberries! They are so sweet and absolutely perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚ In a few weeks, the farmers market will be full of them, though. I can’t wait!

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    Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    April 12, 2013 at 9:05 am

    What an incredible little recipe! I LOVE the flax and cinnamon idea!! (I think this could work well in a few Greek recipes too!)

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    Blue Lace Daisy
    April 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Could I use Macadamia Nuts instead of cashews??

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      April 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      I haven’t tried it myself, but I think it would work!

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    Julia | JuliasAlbum.com
    April 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    These strawberries look gorgeous! just yesterday I was looking for a good strawberry recipe! Pinned!

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    Sheilacakes
    April 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

    I am totally drooling now. Yum

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    Anna {Herbivore Triathlete}
    April 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Holy moly. These may be the best dessert ever! I love cheesecake, chocolate AND strawberries. Wow.

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    Kai
    April 13, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    These look delish!

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    [email protected] Cocktails with Mom
    April 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I absolutely love strawberries and this sounds delish!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies)
    April 14, 2013 at 2:22 am

    I could eat a hundred of these, I’m pretty certain. And I LOVE COOKED FOOD too – good luck with the cleanse ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Kiersten
      April 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you! I totally failed at the juice part of the cleanse. Guess I’m going to have to stick to cheesecake-stuffed strawberries from now on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katie
    April 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Those look amazing – perfect for a party, too!

  • Reply
    Sheri
    April 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    These look so good!

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    Jennifer
    April 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Who doesn’t love that combination?

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    April 15, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Loved that you used cashew sauce in this recipe! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shell Feis
    April 15, 2013 at 3:07 am

    That sounds amazing!

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    Elizabeth A.
    April 15, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Those look amazing! I need to try them.

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    Honey What's Cooking
    April 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

    yum, this looks so healthy. Love how you stuffed cheesecake in this.

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    Genevieve
    April 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    How adorable! I’ve tried cashew based cheesecakes and while I love the texture, I still wouldn’t say that they taste like real cheesecake. But maybe because it’s too hard not to compare a slice of cake to traditional cheesecake…whereas stuffing the mixture into a strawberry instead would give you a different type of experience and really highlight the cheesecake flavour! Great idea for something different to do with cashew cream, and I love how you created your own “graham cracker crumbs” too!

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      Kiersten
      April 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Yeah, I haven’t had cashew cheesecake in actual cheesecake form, so maybe it’s different then. I kind of want to try that, but then I also feel like an entire slice would be WAY too much for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    April 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Best of luck on your cleanse! I’s so glad you made these vegan, I’ve been seeing a similar recipe floating around Pinterest for quite some time : )

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      Kiersten
      April 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Yup, that was my inspiration for these! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
    April 16, 2013 at 12:22 am

    It’s crazy how similar you can make cashews taste just like cheesecake I can’t do nuts anymore because of my nut allergy – gah! These just looks amazing though – but I’m using cream cheese.

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      Kiersten
      April 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Well, cream cheese would work too. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    heather @ heatheromade
    April 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    absolutely trying this! yum. get in my belly now.

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