When it comes to berries, the sweeter the better, we say!
FreshDirect offers Sweetest Batch™ berries from our friends at Driscoll’s. Each variety is specifically bred and grown to hit your tongue like a sugar drop, and that’s no exaggeration: when measured in brix units (the scale for measuring natural sugars in fruit) these berries score super high).
You can find Sweetest Batch™ blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries on FreshDirect when they’re in season at various points through the year—something this special can only be available when they’re just right and in limited quantities. Right now, their blackberries are truly great, with a surprising sweetness and gentle acidity.
Any of these berries are perfect for finishing off your breakfast or adding to a fruit salad, although it’s hard to resist simply enjoying these gems by the handful. They’re also delightful in baked goods and desserts. Give them a try in our blackberry cheesecake bar recipe below!
No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake Bar Recipe
What You’ll Need:
1½ cups granola
⅔ cup coconut oil, divided
½ cup blackberries, plus more for garnish
Juice of 1 lemon
⅓ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 3 hours
What To Do:
Place granola and ⅓ cup coconut oil in a blender or food processor. Pulse until well-combined and texture is fairly smooth, but not powdery. Press mixture into an even layer on the bottom of an 8- by 8-inch baking dish.
Clean out the blender and add the berries, lemon juice, maple syrup, remaining ⅓ cup coconut oil, vanilla extract, and soaked cashews. Blend until very smooth and creamy.
Spread mixture on top of the granola base in an even layer. Cover dish with plastic wrap and freeze for 3 hours. Cut into squares and garnish with additional blackberries, if desired, before serving.