Decadent Raw Chocolate Pie

Utterly decadent, rich & creamy, but a healthy raw recipe. This is not like a traditional pie that can be overpoweringly sweet or makes you feel heavy after eating – this pie must be tried to be believed!

Filling

  • 1 cup cacao powder (you can use cocoa but cacao is less processed and refined and so retains more nutrients)
  • 4 big avocados
  • 3/4 cup coconut nectar or maple syrup, or bananas if you are on a sugar-free diet
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla essence

Pie Crust

  • 2 cups almonds / macadamias / walnuts / brazil nuts / pecans/hazelnuts – take your pick! (preferably organic or pesticide free. If not soak any nuts in neutralizer. For info on this see my blog How to Have a Toxin-Free Home, Easily)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of firmly packed organic dates
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Method

  • Soak the dates for 10 mins or so in water
  • Combine all the crust ingredients in a food processor. Use the water from the date soaking to lubricate the mix. Don’t add too much date water, just enough for the mix to move through your processor until it’s a nice, crusty consistency. It doesn’t have to be too smooth.
  • Grab a pie dish and line it with baking paper. Press your crust mix evenly into your pie dish.
  • Now for the filling. Combine all the filling ingredients to a deliciously smooth texture. You can use a food processor if you like but by hand in a big bowl works quite well too. Make sure you stick a finger in along the way and try it – SOOOOO yummy!
  • Pour the filling into your pie crust.
  • Freeze your pie for 2 – 3 hours. It will go pretty solid and it’s quite easy to slice. You can carefully pull it out all in one piece for easy slicing of pieces once the cake has frozen.
  • For best eating results, slice and serve the pie and wait about 15 minutes for the filling to gently soften for the absolute chocolate melt in your mouth experience. You can decorate the top with strawberries or blueberries or sprigs of mint or sprinkles of coconut – whatever you like!

Enjoy!