Recipe Collab: Unreal Rainbow Vegan Cheesecake with Quinoa Crust

Something funny happens when you become a parent, suddenly those innocent little rainbow chocolate candies you grew up on become little artificially colored and flavored menaces. But opting for more natural ingredients doesn't mean denying your kids fun - enter Unreal Snacks' Crispy Quinoa Gems, a candy near and dear to our hearts. For this cute dessert, we made a crust from Toasted Quinoa Flakes, filled it with creamy, dairy-free cheesecake and topped it all off with an Unreal rainbow. 

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  • 1 cup dates, pits removed and soaked in water for 3 minutes
  • 2 cups I Heart Keenwah Toasted Quinoa Flakes
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 4 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 3 hours
  • 1 cup plant-based milk (almond or cashew milk)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Unreal Crispy Quinoa Gems


  1. Line the base of a springform cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Then blend crust ingredients in a food processor and spread on bottom of the cake pan.
  3. Place in freezer for 1 hour.
  4. To make the filling, blend cashews, plant-based milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla in a blender until smooth.
  5. Pour filling on top of crust, spread evenly, and place in freezer for 3 hours. 
  6. When ready to serve, remove from freezer for at least 20 minutes to allow cheesecake to thaw.
  7. Garnish with Unreal Crispy Quinoa Gems arranged in a rainbow pattern.

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