The following post was originally featured on The Fitnessista and written by Gina H.| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.
I’m so excited to share this recipe because it came out even better than I would have hoped.
Get this: raw brownies on the bottom| raw cheesecake on top| and a sweet raspberry swirl. Would you even believe it’s kind of good for you? It’s nut-based| which gives it a dose of protein and healthy fats| sweetened with maple syrup| and a glorious creamy texture from soaked cashews and almond milk.
For this creation| I started off with a raw brownie layer| and combined pecans| dates| coconut| a little maple syrup| cinnamon and vanilla.
I set it in the fridge to set and made the creamy cashew cheesecake topping.
Things could have stopped there| but a raspberry drizzle gave the bars an awesome swirl of color in a gorgeous pink hue; perfect for V-Day dessert to share with your love| your best friends| or yourself.
To learn more about this recipe| check out Gina’s blog.
For the brownie layer:1 cup pecans1 cup dates4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powderPinch of sea salt1/4 teaspoon cinnamon4 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
For the cheesecake layer:1 cup raw cashews| soaked in water for at least 1 hour3 tablespoons coconut oil| meltedJuice of 1/2 lemon1/2 cup milk of choice2 tablespoons maple syrup
For the raspberry drizzle:1 tablespoon honey1/2 pint raspberries