Vegan Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie Bars

I’ve never been much of a pie person. I rarely eat it and I make it even less often, mostly because of how I feel after I eat a slice. I’m not saying that cake is light or healthy, but even with a strong tolerance for rich desserts, a slice of pie (especially cream pie) can put me down like nothing else. Case in point: a few weeks ago, I ate a slice of coconut cream pie and immediately wanted to take off my pants and lay down on the floor for the rest of the afternoon. Totally not worth it, especially for mediocre pie.

My outlook on pie changed a few weeks ago when I went to Oregon. I had heard about these raw vegan pies that were sold at the Portland Farmer’s Market on Saturday, but I was in Portland for only a couple of hours on a Friday night (you can read about the road trip debacle here). After some research, I was able to locate a key lime pie at a Whole Foods, and have been completely infatuated with recreating them ever since. The texture was so creamy, and not at all what I expected from a raw vegan dessert.  Did I mention that they are mini? Even better.

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Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Strawberry Cheesecake

It’s 105 degrees today in Dallas. I know it’s cliché, but the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven, and I’m about to add another no bake dessert to the vast expanse of summer recipes on the internet. Plus, I love these mini pie pans, and have been looking for excuses to use them more often.

The good news about this recipe is that it’s easy to make, super quick, and extremely delicious. My fiancé, who is fussy about desserts, devoured these and has been asking for more. The bad news? Well, I can’t think of anything bad about strawberry cheesecake, can you?

Strawberries

If you can, I would recommend using organic strawberries since they’re the main ingredient in this dessert. Better strawberries=better cheesecake.

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Individual No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes

Individual Key lime cheesecake

Hello, friends! Today, I’ll be sharing a post over at the Best Friends For Frosting website. No bake desserts are a favorite of mine in the summer, and you know I’m a sucker for anything miniature, so these individual key lime cheesecakes are right up my alley. I found these 5-inch mini pie pans recently, and have been eager to put them to good use. For a super easy and refreshing summer dessert recipe, click HERE.