No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bliss BallsRecipe posted in: Snack
Planning your stay-at-home Halloween menu? These No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bliss Balls are the perfect addition to your holiday dessert lineup! Whip them up on Halloween night for a sweet treat that satisfies like candy.
These dairy-free, vegan bliss balls taste just like little bites of cheesecake. A small handful of freeze-dried strawberries add tons of fresh berry flavor without adding excess carbs. They hold their shape well at room temperature, so they’re great for taking with you for a snack on the go. Try doubling or tripling the recipe and storing in the freezer so you have keto-friendly snacks on hand at all times. Simply let sit at room temperature for five minutes to allow them to defrost slightly before eating.
The best part about these mini strawberry cheesecake bites is that they’re extremely easy to make! Grab your food processor and combine one cup of raw cashews, two tablespoons of coconut oil, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, two tablespoons of a granulated erythritol-based sweetener and an eighth of a teaspoon of salt. If you are unable to tolerate erythritol, free to swap in another sugar-free sweetener of your choice like stevia or monk fruit. Pulse the food processor until a dough forms, then add a quarter-cup of freeze-dried strawberries. Continue pulsing until the mixture is just combined. Divide the dough into eight equal pieces, then roll them in your hands until you form round or egg-shaped balls. Store them in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Palm Pro Tip: Try swapping in freeze-dried blueberries or raspberries for a fun variation! You can also get creative with other additions, like unsweetened coconut flakes, chia seeds, cacao powder and more. Just make sure to keep track of these additions in your daily food journal. Take a look at our Grocery Guide if you need some guidance on Healthy Fats, Proteins, Extras and Free Foods.
This recipe makes eight Strawberry Cheesecake Bliss Balls. One ball contains 129 calories and two grams of net carbs. It counts as one Healthy Fat on your South Beach Diet program. Healthy Fats are essential to a low-carb diet. However, it’s possible to eat too many and go over your daily calories. Ensure you’re staying within your meal plan guidelines by taking a moment to log your snack in the South Beach Diet Tracker app. The personal food journal and macro tracker will keep you in line and on track with your weight loss goals.
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Please note that on the South Beach Diet, we recommend extremely limiting fruit on our plan due to the amount of carbohydrates and sugar. However, if you’d like to add a small amount of fruit, choose options that are lower in carbs and higher in fiber. According to Healthline, berries tend to be relatively low in sugar. Count berries toward your allowed Extras for the day. Use our Grocery Guide for recommended serving sizes. >
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For even more recipes like this one, check out the book The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet written by the creator of the South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston, M.D.
Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase
- 1 Healthy Fat
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. erythritol-based sweetener (granulated)
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries
- Pulse cashews, coconut oil, vanilla extract, erythritol and salt in a food processor until a dough forms.
- Add berries and pulse again until just combined.
- Divide dough into 8 pieces, then roll between the palms of your hands to form balls.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.