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Lemon Cheesecake Bars (Nut-free, Keto, Paleo & Vegan)

Get ready for unbelievable taste! This quick and easy cheesecake recipe is ultra silky smooth with a perfectly tart lemon flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Keyword: cheesecake, coconut butter, dairy-free, monkfruit, no-bake, nut-free
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Emily

Ingredients

Crust

Lemon Cheesecake Filling

Instructions

Prep

  • Melt coconut butter by placing the jar in a bowl of hot water. This will take several minutes. Make the crust while it melts.
    coconut butter

To make the crust:

  • Pulse together seeds, coconut, sweetener and salt in a food processor for a few times until finely ground. Add oil and water and pulse again until a loose ball of dough forms.
    Lemon Cheesecake Crust
  • Press crust into a small pan lined with parchment for easy removal. (I used a 7x3.3" loaf pan) Set aside.

To make the filling:

  • Stir melted coconut butter well to incorporate the natural oil on top. Pour into a small mixing bowl and stir in 3 Tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp zest, sweetener, milk and vanilla (+ optional turmeric). Taste and adjust for sweetness.
  • Spread filling over crust and smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle with remaining zest. Chill for about 10 minutes until set.
    Lemon Cheesecake Bars
  • Grab the parchment paper to lift out the bars. Slice and ENJOY :)
    Lemon Cheesecake Bars (Dairy-Free, Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Notes

To store: Keep refrigerated for about 7-10 days in an airtight container. May be frozen for longer storage, but thaw completely before serving.
Sweetener subs: You may use any dry granulated sweetener for the crust, such as Swerve, erythritol, or coconut sugar for non-keto. 
For the filling, you can use stevia drops, stevia concentrate, or 1-2 Tbs powdered monkfruit/powdered coconut sugar. (Always taste and adjust as needed) When adding powdered sweetener, add 1 Tbs more milk so it's not too dry. 
For even MORE lemon flavor, add a few drops of lemon essential oil or lemon extract.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal