Desserts

NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE

Image of a creamy no bake peanut butter cheesecake is a perfect keto dessert for your whole family!

This creamy no bake peanut butter cheesecake is a perfect keto dessert for your whole family!

We, ketonians love oil. That’s a fact. Great source of oil are peanuts. Rare legumes that we eat. I have to admit that before I started keto lifestyle I haven’t eat peanuts very often. But, since on keto, peanuts became one of my favorite food. And peanut is so versatile! You can eat it as a snack salted and roasted, you can use it grounded, you can use peanuts oil, or as a delicious butter. With butter you should be careful and find clean butter without other ingredients like added salt, sugar or palm oil. If you use peanut butter free from those additional ingredients, you can enjoy it and mix it in a numerous salty and sweet recipes. That’s how my no bake peanut butter cheesecake came to the world. And it was gone in a second! 🙂

Image of the No bake peanut butter cheesecake

No bake peanut butter cheesecake

I was planning to make some dessert with almonds, so I soaked them in the water in the morning as I was planning to make something in the evening. Probably my keto coconut cake that is also no bake and we have it often.

Soaking of almonds and other nuts and seeds in water is very important because of high levels of phytic acid. Phytic acid is a form of phosphorous, important for germination of seeds and nuts. But when eaten by us it binds to minerals in the gastrointestinal tract. If eaten on a daily basis it is causing irritation and possible nutrient deficiencies. Humans just don’t have an enzyme to break this acid. But, there is a good news! We can soak the nuts and seeds in the water with a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of cider vinegar for few hours and activate enzymes that increase nutrient absorption. You can check here how to soak raw nuts and seeds.

At the same day of almond soaking I bought a huge can of pure peanuts butter and I couldn’t resist of combining it with those almonds. And combination was out of this world! My son named this dessert No bake peanut butter cheesecake as he was asking for more. 🙂

Ingredients for No bake peanuts butter cheesecake

Crust for No bake peanuts butter cheesecake

Almonds 11/2 cup soaked in the water with a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of cider vinegar

Salted peanuts 1/2 cup
Peanut butter 1/4 cup
Sweetener 1/4 cup

For cream layer

Cream cheese 400 g
Peanut butter 2/3 cup
Powdered sweetener 1/4 cup
Coconut oil 1TBS
Heavy whipping cream 100 ml

Chocolate layer

Dark chocolate 75% cocoa or more 40g
Heavy whipping cream 50 ml

Procedure

Soak the almonds for few hours in water with a pinch of salt. Of course, you can skip this part but it is healthier when soaked.

Image of soaked almonds for no bake peanut butter cheesecake

Soaked almonds for no bake peanut butter cheesecake

When soaked ground it in a food processor with salted peanuts, peanuts butter and sweetener of your choice. You don’t have to process until all the almonds and peanuts are paste. It’s better if there are some whole peanuts and bigger almonds parts. Combination of paste and bigger parts of almonds and peanuts is the best.

Distribute the mixture on a parchment paper and set it aside until you prepare cream cheese layer.

Image of the mixture for the crust of the no bake peanut butter cheesecake

Mixture for the crust on a parchment paper

 

For the cream cheese layer just mix cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sweetener, coconut oil and heavy whipping cream together and put the mixture on a crust layer.

Image of the cream cheese layer of the no bake peanut butter cheesecake

Cream cheese layer

Melt the chocolate in a heavy whipping cream.

Put some whole salted peanuts on top and sprinkle with chocolate melted in heavy whipping cream.

After few hours in the fridge, peanut butter cheesecake will be ready to eat!

Image of a melted chocolate and whole peanuts on top of a no bake peanut butter cheesecake

Sprinkle with melted chocolate and whole peanuts

Image of a no bake peanut butter cheesecake

Enjoy this delicious cheesecake!

Enjoy in this delicious peanut butter cheesecake bars and let me know in comments if you try it! 🙂

No bake peanut butter cheesecake

Print Recipe
Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 25 min

Ingredients

Instructions

1

Crust

2

Soak almonds for few hours in water with a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of cider vinegar (you can skip this part but it is healthier when soaked).

3

Ground almonds in a food processor with salted peanuts, peanut butter and sweetener of your choice. Process until you get a combination of paste and bigger parts of almonds and peanuts.

4

Distribute the mixture on a parchment paper and set it aside until you prepare cream cheese layer.

5

Cream cheese layer

6

Mix cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sweetener, coconut oil and heavy whipping cream together and put the mixture on a crust layer.

7

Melt chocolate in a heavy whipping cream (on the steam or in the microwave).

8

Put some whole salted peanuts on top and sprinkle with chocolate melted in heavy whipping cream.

9

Put this no bake peanut butter cheesecake in the fridge for few hours and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition facts per serving Cal 222, Fat 16.2 g, Carbs 8.8 g, Fiber 1.5 g, NET Carbs 7.3 g, Protein 11.9 g. This is only informative, it depends on products you use. Always read labels!

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    jj macgorman
    December 2, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Is it possible to use almond flour or meat in place of almonds, if you could how much would you .thuse.

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      December 2, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Yes, it’s possible. You can take 1 cup. Try to mix it with peanuts. It will not be the same cake in that case but if you need something sweet it will help you! 😊 Tell me how it was! 🍴

      • Reply
        Family On Keto
        December 2, 2017 at 10:54 am

        Just one more thing- put a little bit more peanut butter in the crust to avoid it to be too dry.

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