In a recent post, I linked to a tasty little recipe for Skinny Clementine Cheesecake Bites. Did you miss them? If so, no worries… I feel as though a lot of people may have because they got lost in the mix with the giveaway and everything. But they’re good. Like really, really good so I decided they deserved a post of their own.
I’m not the biggest cheesecake fan because the filling is often super rich, but these little bites are perfect—they’ve got Greek yogurt and stevia in the filling, which makes them much lighter tasting and they’re mini so you can cure a sweet tooth with only a couple bites. They’re perfect for those us that are trying to eat healthier in 2013 but still have a major sweet tooth. 🙂
The crust is based of all-natural whole ingredients (dates, coconut and pecans), tastes like a Larabar and pairs perfectly with the cheesecake filling.
If you like clementines (which I recently found out many of you do!), you’ll love these little guys. Clementines are only in season for a few more months so get them while you still can and try this recipe. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
1 cup pitted dates, soaked in water for about 20 minutes and drained
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 cups raw pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup reduced fat cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
13 drops of liquid vanilla stevia
zest of one clementine
1/4 cup clementine juice
Place all crust ingredients in a large food processor (affiliate link) and process until it’s…