Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake

For the longest time I’ve wanted to make a Raw Cheesecake.  You know, the ones with a date-nut “crust” and a cashew-coconut filling?  I think I pinned this Cheesecake back in 2013.  Yes, 2013.  I don’t know why it took me this long to finally make a dang Raw Cheesecake.  Actually, I do know why.  They are very time consuming, expensive, and although they’re all natural and made with good-for-you ingredients, they’re not as nutritionally balanced I’d like (very heavy on the fats and sugars, not so much on the protein and fiber).  But, it was time to finally bite the bullet.

This no-bake Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake is ultra creamy and packed with chocolate and peanut butter flavor!

It’s also lower sugar, higher protein, and easier to make than typical Raw Cheesecakes too, whoop whoop!

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake (no bake, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake (no bake, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake (no bake, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake (no bake, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake (no bake, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake (no bake, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake (no bake, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

7" cheesecake

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Base:
  • 4 Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars
Filling:

Directions:

Base:
  1. Line a 7″ springform pan with a parchment paper circle.
  2. Unwrap the Larabars and flatten them out into the pan.
Filling:
  1. In a high-speed blender (I used my Vitamix), add the almond milk, peanuts, peanut butter, vanilla extract, stevia extract and salt.  Blend on high until completely smooth.  It will thicken slightly.
  2. Pour in the melted cacao butter and blend again.
  3. Add the protein powder and blend one last time.
  4. Pour the filling over the “crust” and spread it out.  Tap the pan on the counter a few times to help get rid of air bubbles.  Freeze for ~3 hours, or until the surface is firm when tapped.
  5. Use an offset spatula to separate the cheesecake from the springform.  Slice and serve!

Notes:

This recipe is considered “high-raw.”

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake (no bake, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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27 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Raw Cheesecake”

  1. Soooooo I think you’ve completely outdone yourself with this recipe. Oh my gosh Jessica this is AMAZING <3 I'm thinkin' this will be my birthday dessert this year! 

  2. Looks very delicious!

  3. Oh my goodness! What a great idea with the Larabars, so genius and such a time and ingredient saver…especially if you find them on sale! And this looks amazing, so simple too! Just might have to make this on the weekend, thank you 🙂

  4. I was just told to cut out dairy from my diet and this looks amazing. I thought I would never be able to have cheese cake again! 

  5. oh my goodness girl! You’re killing the game lately with this and the red wine ice cream <333

    xo
    Sarah Grace

  6. Hi . i live on France and dont even know what larabars is and i would like to know how to replace them un an easy way
    Thks

  7. If you don’t have Lara bars, what would be a good made from scratch recipe? I’m from the Philippines and Lara bars aren’t available here. Also, most healthier and vegan versions of snack bars are disturbingly expensive…

  8. NO WAY is this healthy. I LOVE that you made Larabars as the cheesecake base for this recipe–SO clever! A raw chocolate peanut butter cheesecake that is high in protein and low in sugar is a total game-changer. DEFINITELY keeping this one in mind!

  9. This looks and sounds amazing!!! Peanutbutter and Chocolate is one of my favourite Combinations so this could be my new favourite Thing! <3

    I just wanted to ask, could you just leave out the protein powder or is there any substitution? Definitely trying this very soon!

    • I haven’t tried omitting the brown rice protein powder so I can’t be sure. However, the protein powder helps thicken the mixture, so you could probably omit the protein powder and increase the cacao butter to 6oz. Hope this works out for ya, and I hope you LOVE the cheesecake!! 😀
      -Jess

  10. I couldn’t find cacao butter but the health food store in my area thought cacao powder would work well.  Any thoughts?  Thanks, can’t wait to make this!

    • I’m afraid cacao powder won’t replace the cacao butter. Cacao butter is like a chocolate-flavored coconut oil, which solidifies when it’s cold. Cacao powder is just like cocoa powder, and the cheesecake filling won’t firm up with that. I buy my cacao butter on Amazon.com because it’s cheaper than in Whole Foods or any other health food store. But, if you don’t want to use it then you can use 1/2 cup coconut oil + 1/4 cup cocoa powder or cacao powder. Just note that the filling won’t be “peanut butter-colored” and it’ll be be chocolatey instead.
      Hope this helps Linda! 😀
      -Jess

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  12. Can you use any type of protein powder or does it have to be specifically the brown rice protein powder?

    • The brown rice protein powder helps thicken the filling. I’m not sure what protein powder you were thinking of, but I’m almost positive that whey protein, casein or egg protein won’t work here. I haven’t tried hemp or pea or soy protein, so I can’t be sure if those will work.

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  16. Thank you

    Please note that this recipe does not show up under recipes > cake/cupcakes

  17. if you may please give us the nutrition facts of this recipe, I can’t find it

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