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Admit it – there’s almost nothing as alluring as a bite of dense, sweet and creamy cheesecake. These cheesecake recipes will give you all the decadent flavor you crave without any of the sugar or dairy.
Luckily, it’s really easy to mimic the flavors and texture of cheesecake with natural, non-dairy ingredients. All you need are soaked cashews or macadamia nuts, coconut cream, a natural sweetener (like puréed Medjool dates), and a little lemon juice for that signature tanginess. Then reach for a really good food processor to blend up all those ingredients into a light, fluffy filling for cookies, mini bites, candy bars or even a whole pie. Top with fruit or melted dark chocolate, and you’ve got yourself a delicious Paleo treat!
These cheesecake recipes are perfect for whipping up in the summertime, as most of these recipes require zero baking and keep best in the freezer. Your raw vegan friends will also be thrilled – most of these cheesecake recipes use a sweetener other than honey (although maple syrup can swap in nicely in those recipes).
Whether you love berry cheesecake, crave citrus bites or just need a super chocolatey dessert, you’re bound to find something here to satisfy any sweet tooth.
No-Bake Cheesecake Cookies
These cookie-cheesecake hybrids have a sweet coconut filling and an indulgent dark chocolate coating.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Cheesecake Cookies
Secret Ingredient Strawberry Cheesecake
A nutritious secret ingredient is what gives this cheesecake its unusually silky consistency.
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Secret Ingredient Strawberry Cheesecake
Strawberry “Cheesecake” Love Tarts for Two
Can you feel the love? These romantic little love tarts aren’t just for special occasions – they make cool treats for any hot summer day!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Strawberry “Cheesecake” Love Tarts for Two
No-Bake Layered Blueberry Cheesecake
It’s easier than you’d think to make this beautiful cheesecake – half the filling is blended with blueberries to make that amazing color contrast!
Recipe: Bakerita | No-Bake Layered Blueberry Cheesecake
No-Bake Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake
A sweet strawberry cream topping contrasts nicely with the tart lemon filling of this tangy cheesecake.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | No-Bake Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake
Caramel Cheesecake Bites
The easy homemade caramel sauce is what elevates these little bites to crave-worthy status.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Caramel Cheesecake Bites
Paleo Lemon Cheesecake
Gut-healthy gelatin replaces the commonly used cashews for the filling in this cheesecake. The only nuts are found in the macadamia-coconut crust!
Recipe: Empowered Sustenance | Paleo Lemon Cheesecake
Easy, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
These moist and delicious pumpkin bars are topped with a creamy layer of cashew cheesecake.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
No Bake Cheesecake with Berries
The best time to make this cheesecake is in the heart of summer, when strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are at their peak!
Recipe: Delicious Meets Healthy | No Bake Cheesecake with Berries
Buttery Avocado Lime Cheesecake
Want a cheesecake that looks as beautiful as it tastes? Decorate this buttery avocado and zesty lime cheesecake with shredded coconut and chocolate shavings!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Buttery Avocado Lime Cheesecake
There are two ways to make this cheesecake: baked or raw. The reward for the baked version is a nutty golden crust – but it’s your call!
Recipe: Unconventional Baker | Pumpkin Cheesecake
No-Bake Coffee “Cheesecake” Bars
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Coffee “Cheesecake” Bars
Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake
The baked coconut-date crust tastes like a cookie – so you get a two-for-one with this raspberry dessert!
Recipe: Autoimmune Wellness | Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake
“Reese’s” Cheesecake with Fauxreo Crust
That’s right – it’s basically a Paleo peanut butter pie with an Oreo crust. We’re not sure which part is more surprising – that it’s possible to have two candies in one cheesecake, or the secret hidden veggie inside.
Recipe: Clean Eating With a Dirty Mind | “Reese’s” Cheesecake with Fauxreo Crust
Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Bars
To get into someone’s good graces, it’s not the worst idea to whip up a batch of these bars with a blondie crust, cheesecake filling and decadent caramel pecan topping
Recipe: The Movement Menu | Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Bars
No-Bake Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecake
This double chocolate cheesecake with just a hint of peppermint has a sweet crust reminiscent of chocolate chip cookie dough!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate Dream Cheesecake
With a crumbly pecan crust and a chocolatey filling, this guilty pleasure really is a dream come true.
Recipe: Clean Eating With a Dirty Mind | Chocolate Dream Cheesecake
Cherry Cashew Paleo Cheesecake
When you’re craving that NY-style cheesecake, dip into these little dessert cups with fresh cherries. No springform cake pan necessary!
Recipe: My Life Cookbook | Cherry Cashew Paleo Cheesecake
No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake
A sweet almond crust pairs perfectly with the pumpkin spiced creamy filling in this autumny cheesecake.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake
Easy No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecakes
Need a cheesecake that’s Paleo and doubles as a post-workout snack? These lemony, vanilla bean treats are made in muffin tins for a bite-sized indulgence.
Recipe: Our Food Fix | Easy No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecakes
Raw Cashew Dreamcake
While most Paleo cheesecakes have a long list of ingredients, you can make this almond-crusted, raspberry-layered “dreamcake” with less than ten.
Recipe: My New Roots | Raw Cashew Dreamcake
Key Lime Cheesecake Bites
These citrusy and refreshing cheesecake bites are ideal for satisfying your sweet tooth on hot days.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Key Lime Cheesecake Bites
Chocolate & Mint Raw Vegan Cheesecake Bites
These chocolate cups with a creamy mint filling are like a healthy blend of Thin Mints and Reese’s. You’d never guess that the gorgeous green color comes from super healthy spirulina and wheatgrass powders!
Recipe: The Loopy Whisk | Chocolate & Mint Raw Vegan Cheesecake Bites
Paleo Salted Caramel “Cheesecake” Bars
If you’re one of those people who drool for anything salted caramel (we feel ya there), this almond cheesecake with a decadent, sweet-salty sauce has your name all over it.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Paleo Salted Caramel “Cheesecake” Bars