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Dairy-Free Cookie Dough “Cheesecake”

This creamy cheesecake is the perfect indulgence for those who are dairy-free. With a cookie dough crust and a smooth, rich filling, this dessert is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Tasty Team
77% would make again
Dairy-Free Cookie Dough “Cheesecake”

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for 12 servings


  • ¾ cup walnuts (75 g)
  • ½ cup almonds (70 g)
  • 1 cup pitted dates (170 g)
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut (25 g), optional
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 splash water
  • 1 pinch salt

Cookie Dough

  • ¾ cup flour of choice (95 g)
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil (60 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup dairy-free dark chocolate chunks (85 g)

Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 ½ cups raw cashews (325 g)
  • ½ cup maple syrup (170 g)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (60 mL), melted
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (60 mL)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 403
  • Fat 27g
  • Carbs 38g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 21g
  • Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. The night before you intend to make the “cheesecake,” place the cashews in a medium bowl and cover with water. Soak overnight.
  2. To make the crust, add the walnuts, almonds, dates, coconut, vanilla extract, water, and salt to a food processor or blender and pulse until sticky mounds begin to form.
  3. Press the crust into a 7-inch (18 cm) springform pan lined with parchment paper. Set aside at room temperature.
  4. To make the cookie dough, add the flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a medium bowl. Stir until a soft dough forms.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chunks, then cover and chill in the refrigerator while you make the filling.
  6. Drain the cashews and add to a food processor, along with the maple syrup, coconut oil, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Blend until completely smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  7. Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and use your hands to form ½-inch (1 cm) cookie dough balls. Sprinkle a handful of cookie dough balls over the crust, saving some for later.
  8. Pour the cashew filling gently and evenly over the cookie dough balls and crust. Gently spread the mixture to cover all of the cookie dough balls.
  9. Top with the remaining cookie dough balls, then cover and freeze for about 2 hours to set. Then, transfer to the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  10. Enjoy!
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Dairy-Free Cookie Dough “Cheesecake”

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