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Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe

Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes

These Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes are the best summer dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword key lime cheesecake
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 216kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner


Key Lime Cheesescake Filling

  • 1 can coconut milk chilled for 8 hours, do not shake
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ cup lime juice from 5 regular or key limes
  • 1 Tbsp. lime zest
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Pretzel Crust

  • cups pretzels
  • 14 dates pitted
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil divided


Key Lime Cheesescake Filling

  • Place cashews in small boil. Boil water. Pour water on top of cashews and set aside for one hour. Make crust.
  • Drain cashews.
  • Open coconut milk and spoon out 1/3 cup of separated coconut cream from top of can.
  • Blend coconut cream, cashews, lime juice, lime zest, orange juice, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and salt in food processor until no lumps remain.

Pretzel Crust

  • Blend pretzels, dates, salt, maple syrup, and coconut oil in food processor until mixture sticks together when pressed.
  • Press crust evenly into parchment-lined 8" x 8" square pan. Place in freezer for one hour to firm. Make filling.

Key Lime Cheesescake Assembly

  • Pour filling on top of crust and place in freezer until firm. Slice and serve.


For this recipe, you'll start the filling by soaking the cashews, then you'll create the crust. When the crust is almost done freezing, you'll make the rest of the filling, pour it into the firm crust, and return the bars to the freezer. Cut and serve when the filling is firm.


Serving: 1mini cheesecake | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.4mg