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