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Mint Matcha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Even though these rich, creamy cheesecake bars are vegan and gluten-free, they're guaranteed to be a hit with everyone.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 16 hours 20 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 257 kcal
Author Hello Veggie


For the crust:

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup Medjool dates pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder

For the filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked for 6-8 hours, then drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup dark maple syrup or sweetener of choice, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. To make the crust: Combine the almonds, dates, and cacao powder in a food processor. Process until the ingredients are finely chopped and take the consistency of a dough. Press the crust mixture into a parchment-lined square baking dish.
  2. To make the filling: Combine the cashews, coconut oil, water, maple syrup, matcha, and peppermint extract in a food processor or high speed blender. Process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. (You may need to add more water a tablespoon at a time.)
  3. Pour the cashew mixture onto the crust, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips, gently pressing them into the cashew layer so they stick.
  4. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and freeze for about 8 hours, or until frozen solid. Let sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before serving; remove the bars from the dish by pulling them out by the parchment lining, then transfer to a cutting board and slice into squares.

Recipe Notes

Leftover bars can be individually wrapped in plastic, placed in a freezer bag, and frozen for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts
Mint Matcha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 143
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.9g24%
Saturated Fat 3.4g21%
Carbohydrates 13.7g5%
Fiber 3.3g14%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4.5g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.