Y’all, I love when a plan comes together! Or maybe it’s just dumb luck…
First, I decided to use a basic gluten free pie crust recipe. And while individually, I liked each part- all together I was just not wowed. Then, I decided to create the crust from chocolate cookie dough.
Definitely a major upgrade! Based loosely on my Thin & Crispy Gluten Free Cinnamon Cookies, turns out I created the PERFECT cookie dough pie crust! Toward the end of baking- these little guys will cave-in a bit, which translates to just the right amount of space for the filling! I could not have “planned” it any better!
Plus, toasting the coconut will ALWAYS elevate the overall flavor! Just do it- trust me!
You can make or buy your favorite chocolate cookie dough. This recipe is super simple and only requires 7 ingredients. No need to refrigerate before baking.
I love to make no-bake cheesecake! It's so versatile! This thick, cream cheese icing comes together in minutes. Now, the shell/crust may or may not be baked- I've gone both ways. All you need is cream cheese, milk/cream, desired flavoring, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth, creamy, and not too thin. Then, pipe or spoon onto a crunchy shell. Mini is even better because they're cute and there's no need to slice! There are countless flavor options to choose from- how many can you make???
Toasting coconut flakes brings out a nutty flavor that is hard to beat! It also creates a crispier texture. Using the oven or a skillet, the white flakes become a deep, golden brown. If you watch any cooking show, you'll know that "toast your nuts" is a very popular phrase. And while it may not fit the definition of a true tree nut, coconuts are a one-seed fruit, just like other nuts. 40+ years of America's favorite Girl Scout cookie must be on to something!
Escape to a tropical island, or at least feel like you have with these gluten free toasted coconut cheesecake bites! Cool and creamy with a crunchy chocolate cookie shell, and a nutty, tropical vibe!
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