Cherry Lime Cheesecake Bars for Your Labor Day Dessert

Labor Day Weekend — a time to commemorate the fun summer cookouts had in the last few months with a final hoorah! We’ll celebrate this day the best we know how — with friends + a few freshly made recipes. These irresistible Cherry Lime Cheesecake Bars will without doubt be a crowd pleaser. Find the recipe below + get 14 more summer recipes when you purchase your copy of Elizabeth’s Eating Purely cookbook!

Cherry Lime Cheesecake Bars

Cherry Lime Cheesecake Bars

Cherry Lime Cheesecake Bars

Cherry Lime Cheesecake Bars

Crust:

2 cups pecans

2 cups dates, pitted

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp cinnamon

Filling:

2 cups cashews

1 tsp vanilla

2 limes, zested and juiced

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup coconut sugar

2 cups pitted cherries

In a food processor, blend crust ingredients until a crumbly paste is formed (so it can stick together with your hands). Place a piece of parchment paper on top of a baking pan and spoon crust mixture on top of the parchment paper. With your hand, press the mixture into pan. In a high-speed blender, blend cashews, vanilla, lime juice, coconut oil, and coconut sugar. Pour half the filling on top of crust. With the remaining half, continue to blend with cherries, leaving a few raspberries to the side for decoration. Pour cherry filling on top of cashew filling and place in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. When ready to serve, remove the parchment paper and top with cherries and lime zest.

September 04, 2015 — Brigid McEntee