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Raw Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup organic cacao powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp water as needed

Filling

  • 2 cups cashews soaked overnight in a bowl of water then strained
  • 2/3 cup raw organic maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup organic cacao powder you want raw organic cacao-the healthiest stuff. Not the junk you buy at the grocery store
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup melted extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut butter

Instructions
 

For the Crust

  • Grind the almonds in a food processor. Add in the remaining ingredients and process to combine into crust.
  • Press into the bottom of a 9×9 pan. Set aside.

For The Filling

  • Blend all but the oil and butter until smooth and creamy in a high-speed blender.
  • Add the last 2 ingredients and blend again to incorporate. The mixture is thick.
  • Pour over the crust. Set in the fridge for at least 8 hours.