Soak your cashews. You can do this overnight if preparing this recipe in advance, or just pour boiling hot water on top of them, cover, and let sit for 20 minutes.
Grease an 8x8 square baking dish well, then add parchment paper, so that the bars are easy to pull out.
First, prepare the crust.
In a food processor, add the almonds. Process on high until the almonds are finely chopped, about one minute.
Add remaining crust ingredients, and process for another minute or so, until a sticky paste forms. If it is super dry, add a tablespoon of water. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and use your hands to press it down evenly.
Place the dish into the fridge.
Next, make the strawberry cheesecake filling.
In a high speed blender, add the soaked cashews, almond milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, lemon juice, salt, and only 1/4 cup of the sliced strawberries - you will save the remaining cup of strawberries for the topping.
Blend until the mixture is nice and creamy. You might have to scrape down the sides a few times, to fully incorporate.
Remove the dish from the fridge, and pour strawberry mixture on top of the crust, using a spatula or knife to make sure there are no air bubbles.
Line up the remaining strawberries on top of the cheesecake mixture and gently press them down flat.
Freeze for 2 hours until the cheesecake bars are completely hardened - this will make them easier to slice and retain their shape.
Slice into 12 squares and enjoy!