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No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake Recipe

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Love chocolate cheesecake? Try our no-bake mini vegan cheesecakes.

We love cheesecake but as we all know it’s not the healthiest of things to eat but we don’t like to sacrifice the taste either. That’s why we decided to try out a no-bake mini vegan cheesecake, chocolate flavor of course. While you can do this in almost any flavor chocolate cheesecake is one of our absolute favorites. You’ll be surprised at how delicious these taste and yes they taste like a rich cheesecake!

Vegan CheesecakeIt is a bit more work to make these mini vegan cheesecakes compared to regular cheesecakes because you have to soak the cashews. It’s not a ton of time more and I promise it’s totally worth any wait. Top the delicious little chocolate mini vegan cheesecakes with your favorite fresh fruit and it’s a dessert everyone will love.

vegan cheesecakeI love that this mini vegan cheesecake recipe is also no-bake because that means we can make this recipe any time of the year. Trust me after you’ve tried them you and your family will want to make more. These are great for parties, celebrations or any time you want a fix of chocolate cheesecake without all of the guilt. vegan cheesecake recipe Now let’s get on to this recipe shall we?

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No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake Recipe

vegan cheesecake

We love cheesecake but as we all know it's not the healthiest of things to eat but we don't like to sacrifice the taste either. That's why we decided to try out a no-bake mini vegan cheesecake, chocolate flavor of course.

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes


Oreo Crust:

  • 2 cups crushed oreos (just the cookie portion not the filling) - or other chocolate wafer cookie of your choice.
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted

Chocolate Cheesecake Filling:

  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted cashews, soaked for at least 1 hour
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt



  1. First, boil 2 cups of water. Place cashews in a mason jar and pour boiling water over nuts until they are completely covered. Let soak for 1 hour.

Make the Crust

  1. Grease a mini cheesecake pan, then set aside.
  2. Mix melted coconut oil and cookie crumbs together until well combined.
  3. Drop 1 tablespoon scoops of the crust into each well of the mini cheesecake pan and press the crumbs evenly around the bottom of the well.
  4. Repeat with each well until all the cookie mixture has been used.
  5. Put the mini cheesecake pan in the freezer for the crusts to harden.

Make the Filling

  1. Drain the cashews.
  2. Put all the ingredients in the order listed into a high-powered blender.
  3. Turn blender on low, gradually increasing to high speed. Blend until all ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth, about 1-2 minutes.

Putting it together

  1. Remove pan from the freezer, making sure crusts are hardened, then add 2 tablespoons of the chocolate filling to each well. Smooth with the back of a spoon and tap the pan against a hard surface to release the air out of each well.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight. Enjoy with fresh berries.


Remember the 1 hour 15 minutes prep time includes soaking the cashews so it's not a lot work, just some waiting.

vegan cheesecakeIt’s not a lot of work, the most time spent is first waiting for the cashews to soak and then for the mini vegan cheesecakes to chill. The actual amount of time spent making this delicious chocolate mini vegan cheesecake is minimal but still worth every minute. Just look at how yummy these chocolate vegan cheesecakes look. Smooth and creamy and the taste will have you wanting more. vegan cheesecake PINIf you try our No-Bake Mini Vegan Cheesecake recipe let us know how you liked it or what you might have done differently. We love to hear from you.

Don’t forget to check out some of our other delicious recipes like our Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole. Get the recipe HERECinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole


By on January 4th, 2018

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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68 thoughts on “No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake Recipe”

  1. This looks good except for the oreos. I am vegan, so the recipe is doable at least. I will find a good chocolate cookie to use, and I’m sure it will be a winner.

  2. These look really good. I don’t tend to make vegan desserts, but this one looks like a good place to start trying some new recipes. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I love how you topped them with berries. I’ve been trying to find something to make for dessert on Valentine’s Day and I think this will be it!

  4. Woah, this looks yummy!! I love no bake recipes, and cheesecake is my favorite. I want to introduce my family to vegan options and this looks like it would be perfect, we love snacks. This would be a better option than store bought snacks.

  5. These sound so good! But we have a tree but allergy in the family so I might haveli try to make a non-vegan version. Thank you for the idea ☺️

  6. OMG cheesecake that’s not all that bad for you, Wahoo I’ll be trying this, it’s one of the first I’ve seen with no eggs, I’m allergic so things like this are no no for me

  7. I love cheesecake and I love chocolate so this recipe is up my alley. I have never heard of boiling the cashews and using them in the filling. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  8. I love to cook and bake and am especially happy when I find vegan recipes that I don’t have to change! Thank you very much for sharing!!

  9. Interesting combo! I wouldn’t have thought it possible to make cheesecake without cream cheese! I wouldl ove to try this out to see how it compares

  10. This looks so good and I love that its vegan! I need to try these for Valentine’s Day! My kids would go crazy for them!

  11. I am excited to try the No-Bake Mini Vegan Cheesecakes. It is nice to have a vegan option to offer some members of my family when we have get togethers.

  12. The No-Bake Mini Vegan Cheesecakes look delicious and the recipe does not appear to be complicated. Sounds like a great dessert for my vegan friend.

  13. In my family we would use baby sywstick crackers for the crust but Nabisco changed their recipe and the new ones just don’t work. These mini cheesecake crusts sound delicious so I’m really thinking about making them with the no bake filling. Who knows, maybe it will work for the cooked filling I do.

  14. These are so cute and versatile for any holiday or celebration. They look scrumptious especially with the fresh berries on top.

  15. Wow, these sound absolutely delicious! I love that they are no bake as well, I love desserts that I can make in the summertime without having to turn on the oven and make the house hot. 🙂 The fresh berries on top are perfect too. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Any recipe that has oreo crust is going to be a winner! this is truly creative and they look so good!! such a great combination of flavors 🙂

  17. This looks amazing! I cannot wait to make this! And, side note, your photos are stunning. I’ve been following you for years and your blog is looking so great these days.

  18. I love vegan cheesecake because I never feel icky and have that heavy feeling in my stomach afterwards. These sound simple to make and look beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  19. putting the ingredients in my shopping list, recently going vegan and i’ve been looking for amazing recipes and this one looks really good ! Can’t wait to try it


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