No Bake Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

by livingfreelygf

These Vegan No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars are the perfect warm weather dessert that the entire family is going to love. Everyone loves vegan strawberry cheesecake, so creating a no bake vegan strawberry cheesecake bar recipe was a no brainer!

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We live in a small farm town. It is nice having seasonal fresh fruit near us, however I don’t love being near all the crops. What I do love is every time I am out running errands my favorite stand is just a few minutes away. I anxiously await for it to open every April/May. When it does open, I visit them once or twice a week. I always get a half flat of strawberries, plus a little bit of everything else they have.

I love supporting local businesses and nothing beats seasonal fresh fruit. It lasts longer in the fridge and the kids get excited about it!

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake Bars cut on the counter

When I buy the berries I have a process for when we get home. I put them in a huge bowl with fruit wash and water and let them soak. Then I rinse them and cut the tops off. I freeze half of them and put half in the fridge for snacking. Since I have been doing this for the past few months, the freezer is getting pretty full. This week I started thinking about what I could make for the blog with our beautiful bounty.

The first thing I thought of was a no bake cheesecake, but instead of a regular cheesecake I decided bars would be fun! Then I also made a vegan strawberry ice cream (coming to the blog in the near future). The kids went crazy for the ice cream, but these cold bars of heaven were my favorite. I shared with friends and family to prevent myself from eating all of them. They got rave reviews!

You might wonder, what is vegan cheesecake made of?

Cheesecake bars stacked on a cake plate

There are several ways you can make a vegan cheesecake. A lot of plant based recipes will use cashew cream, or something like that. They are delicious, but we do have to limit our cashew consumption and I also crave that authentic cream cheese flavor. So, usually my go-to is vegan cream cheese and coconut cream. Vegan cream cheese has come a long way in the last few years. Trader Joes has a good tasting one, but my absolute favorite is Kite Hill. It’s authentic and made with clean ingredients, but it does contain nuts! If you are avoiding nuts then stick with the Trader Joes, or any other brand. I have also been using a lactose free organic cream cheese and it is fabulous!

What ingredients do I need to make these No Bake Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bars?

  • Cookie crumbs
  • Melted coconut oil
  • Coconut cream
  • Vegan cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Strawberries

That’s it!

How do I make these Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bars?

Cheesecaek Bars cut on the counter

Start by blending the cookie crumbs with the melted coconut oil. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper and the cookie crumb mixture. Press it down very firmly into the bottom of the pan.

In a blender add the coconut cream, vegan cream cheese, sugar, and strawberries. Blend until creamy. Pour on top of the cookie crust and freeze for 30 minutes, then pull out and add sliced strawberries to the top. Cover the top with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

The next day cut into bars and serve. Store in the freezer! You can let them thaw for 5-10 minutes before enjoying.

So, with the hot weather here this vegan strawberry cheesecake recipe is perfect for using seasonal fruit and not having to turn on the oven! What is your favorite no bake recipe?

Jennifer

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

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No Bake Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

These easy no bake vegan bars are gluten free and perfect for warm summer days.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake vegan strawberry cheesecake bars, vegan strawberry cheesecake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 146 kcal

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free cookie crumbs
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil

Strawberry Filling

  • 1 (15 oz.) can coconut cream
  • 1 (8 oz.) container vegan cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries divided

Instructions

  1. Start by making the crust. to do this blend together the melted coconut oil and cookie crumbs.

  2. Line a 8x8 brownie pan with parchment paper and pour the crust mixture into the pan. Press it down firmly. I use the bottom of a cup for this.

  3. In a blender add the coconut cream, vegan cream cheese, sugar, and 1 cup of the chopped strawberries. Blend until creamy. Pour the mixture on top of the crust and freeze for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from the freezer and top with the remaining strawberries. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

  5. Remove from the pan and use a sharp knife to cut into bars. You can let it soften for about 10 minutes first if you would like. It does melt fast. Serve immediately or store in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 14.1mg17%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments

Catherine July 27, 2019 - 8:24 pm

5 stars
I can’t wait to make these, they look incredible!! I’ve been craving strawberries lately and this will be such a wonderful treat! 😀

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livingfreelygf July 29, 2019 - 10:11 pm

Thank you Catherine!

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