Chocolate Key Lime Cheesecake Bites (dairy-free!)

if you're ok with dairy and want to go all out, serve with whipped cream

if you’re ok with dairy and want to go all out, serve with whipped cream

Apologies are in order since I’m indulging in a bit of false advertising here.

There aren’t actually any key limes in these bites. Or chocolate.

limes help fight scurvy so that's a bonus

limes help fight scurvy so that’s a bonus

Instead I’m using some generic limes and cocoa powder, but the overall effect is lime-y and chocolate-y so it’s not entirely incorrect.

And certainly no-one who eats it will be any the wiser.

a handy close-up

a handy close-up

I served them up to a friend at a recent dinner party (that sounds fancy. It wasn’t. It was three people shovelling food into their faces around the same table).

She approved. She approved to the tune of two pieces.

Perhaps it’s a psychologically damning trait but I do love to feed people. It’s a wonder that hubs isn’t vastly obese.

Chocolate Key Lime Cheesecake Bites

Crust:

  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Filling:

  • 3 limes, zest and juice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tbsps honey
  • 2 tbsps coconut flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  1. To make the crust, grind the nuts to a fine powder. Mix in the honey, nut butter and cocoa powder. Stir to combine until it lumps together.
  2. Press into a greased 11in x 7in brownie tin and put in the fridge to chill while you work on the filling.
  3. Beat together the eggs, honey, lime zest and juice and coconut milk. Sieve in the coconut flour and stir – it should form a runny batter.
  4. Pour this onto your nut crust and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  5. Let cool then cut into squares and sprinkle the remaining tbsp of cocoa powder on top. Serve or store in the fridge.

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