Raw Chocolate Cheese Cakes with Mint Ganache
Looks like the real thing doesn’t it!? This is what I will be making my family for Christmas since I am in charge of cooking this years feast.
2 cups Pecans
4 Dates, fresh or soaked
2 Tbsp Cacao
Pinch of quality salt
4 cups Cashews, soaked
1 cup Agave
1 cup raw Cocoa Butter (or coconut oil)
1 cup Water
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Cacao
1/2 cup raw Cocoa Butter (or coconut oil)
1/4 cup agave
1/4 tsp mint extract
Food processor or blender
Spring form pan or pie plate
Crust: Process pecans in food processor, then add dates, cacao, and salt.Â Spread on pie plate. Place in freezer to set.
Cheesecake: Melt cocoa butter or oil. Pour it, along w. agave, 1/2 c water, and cashews into blender. Slowly add more water if needed. Do not let mixture get hot while blending! Pour into pie crust and set in freezer.
Ganache: Melt cocoa butter or oil. Mix it, along w. cacao, agave and mint, in a warm bowl. Pour evenly over cheesecake – it will set very quickly so you won’t really have time to spread it.
Looks like the real thing doesn’t it!? This is what I will be making my family on Christmas eve since I am in charge of cooking this years feast.