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Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes (Vegan)

This recipe is similar to my Lemon Cheesecake recipe, therefore, it can be made using the same crust and baking time. However, today I wanted to try making mini cheesecakes. I had some Trader Joe’s animal cookies on hand, so I thought I’d use them instead of making a crust. The result was a cute image on the bottom of the cakes!

In the future, I might use whole or crushed Newman O (or Oreo) cookies. Alternatively, I’d opt for “full-on creaminess” and omit the cookie/crust completely. This is definitely a recipe I will be making again and again!

INGREDIENTS

(Crust)
Your choice of whole or crushed cookies, placed in the bottom of ~15 silicone muffin liners

(Filling)
8 oz organic tofu (any firmness, drained but not pressed)
8 oz container vegan cream cheese
1/4 C coconut milk
10 oz bag vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips/chunks, melted in a double boiler
1/2 C organic sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 t cinnamon
2 T organic cornstarch

Quick crust

Enjoy Life Mega Chunks

Trader Joe’s Vegan Cream Cheese

ASSEMBLY

Blend all filling ingredients in your Vitamix mixer (or food processor). Pour the creamy blend into the silicone muffin liners. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool the cakes on a wire rack until they’re warm but not hot, then refrigerate until completely cold. The cakes should easily peel away from the silicone liners. Enjoy!

Bottom of the mini chocolate cheesecakes

Mmm…good!

WENATCHEE RIVERFRONT
March 13, 2018

This year the Columbia River flooded parts of the Apple Capital Loop Trail. Click here for a local news article about the record water flow. Here’s a neat video that I found…

This place is where we cruise on our scooters and skateboards, throw rocks in the river, and play at Walla Walla Point Park. On this gorgeous, clear day, Todd geared up, wearing Eric’s old Vuarnet glasses…

Gearing up

This section of shoreline was recently restored, but here it is under water.

Eric on skateboard, Todd on Globber – May 13, 2018

Todd bypassing the water via the grass

Water over the trail – May 13, 2018

Flooded trail – May 13, 2018

These pictures show the level of the swimming area.

Flooding at the swimming area – May 13, 2018

Swimming area at Walla Walla Point Park – May 13, 2018

This video shows where we normally throw rocks. Not this day!

Todd loves this swing at Walla Walla Point Park. He’s not too big for it yet!

All smiles on his favorite swing – May 13, 2018

Riding his Globber – May 13, 2018

So fab! – May 13, 2018

After the breaths of fresh air, we drove over to Pybus Market. First, Todd and I shared a super creamy, non-dairy gelato from Ice. The entire ‘front row’ of gelato at Ice is non-dairy. {{Big cheer!!}}

Eating non-dairy gelato at Ice – May 13, 2018

Next, we met Eric over at Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company (also located in Pybus). We ordered the Spring pizza special. Oh my goodness, I do love arugula!!

Pizza at Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company – May 13, 2018

…And that was a great Sunday morning!!

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