No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
Are you ready to get down on an easy-to-make, no bake peanut butter cheesecake? These peanut butter cheesecake bars are gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free, and can be made paleo if you swap out the peanut butter for cashew or almond butter. Score!
Servings Prep Time
16 10minutes
Passive Time
6hours
Servings Prep Time
16 10minutes
Passive Time
6hours
Ingredients
Crust
Filling
Instructions
  1. Add cashews to a bowl and cover with boiling hot water. Let set, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly. Set aside.
  2. Line an 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Combine the nuts in a food processor and pulse until you get a coarse mixture. Add the rest of the crust ingredients and pulse several times until it starts clumping up and forming together. Be sure to add another date or 2 if the mixture doesn’t stick together easily on the side of the food processor.
  4. Transfer the crust mixture into the pan. Press down with your fingers to pack it evenly into the bottom of the pan to create an even base. If it starts to get too sticky to work with, lightly wet your fingers with warm water. Set aside.
  5. Add drained cashews and the rest of the filling ingredients to the bowl of your food processor or into a high speed blender pitcher. Process or blend until creamy and smooth throughout, scraping down the sides as needed. *Taste and adjust accordingly. Be sure to add more lemon juice if it’s too sweet, more maple syrup if it isn’t sweet enough or a pinch more of salt for more balance!*
  6. Pour the filling over the crust. Tap on the counter a couple of times to release any air bubbles that may have formed. Set aside. Place in the freezer to set for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. When ready to serve, pull out the cheesecake and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
  8. Leftovers can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Be sure to bring all of your filling ingredients to room temperature before you begin. Otherwise, your filling will not be smooth!

You can add a big drizzle of nut butter across the top of the cheesecake bars batter and swirl it around using a toothpick or butter knife for extra nut butter goodness!