gluten-free dairy-free no-bake mocha cheesecake

i had something like this in a market recently, and my mother-in-law found a recipe and sent it to me


i decided to adapt it since i'm always a little disappointed when a non-dairy sweet is fruit based. sometimes you just want coffee/toffee/chocolate/carmel/vanilla and not strawberry-basil or date/nut


gluten-free, dairy-free, no-bake mocha cheesecake
the filling recipe is adapted from here
the crust is from here

24 whole chocolate gluten-free sandwich cookies

1/4 cup melted non-dairy butter

use food processor to crumb the cookies and add butter until mixed well.  press mixture into a greased spring form pan and put in the fridge while making the filling

1 1/2 cups raw cashews: pour boiling hot water over the cashews, soak for 1 hour, then drain and blend in food processor
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup oil
1 can full fat coconut milk
7 ounces melted chocolate
* 1/4 cup honey or other sweetener

1-2 tablespoons powdered coffee to taste
1 tablespoon vanilla

mix all filling ingredients in food processor and spread over crust in spring form pan. freeze an hour or two then remove from spring form pan. cut and serve

leftovers can be refrozen and thawed when needed, the perfect dessert for last-minute guests!

*depending on how sweet you want it, if using unsweetened chocolate this is necessary, with chocolate chips you can diminish the portion to 1 tablespoon or eliminate it altogether