My mission is to teach you to succeed on your raw food journey, helping you live your happiest, healthiest life! -Natalie

Chocolate Pie with Macadamia Nut Cookie Crust

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Need a quick and deliciously sinful-tasting dessert to whip together for guests? Or perhaps you’re in the mood for a little chocolate yourself? Now you don’t need to feel guilty for indulging because this fast and simple pie is also nutritious, sugar-free, gluten-free, all raw and totally plant-based.

This rich, yummy pie can be stored in the freezer for up to two months! Serve chilled or at roughly room temperature depending on your preference.

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Chocolate Pie with Macadamia Nut Cookie Crust

Ingredients:

Crust:
25 dates, pitted*
1 cup raw macadamia nuts
1 pinch pink salt or to taste
1 tablespoon coconut butter or coconut oil
½ teaspoon vanilla bean powder or extract

Filling:
2 large ripe avocados (yup!)
1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or extract
¼ cup coconut butter
1 pinch pink salt or to taste
20 dates, pitted*
4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1-2 tablespoons water, as needed

*Regarding dates: Average size 1” long dates, such as deglet noor. If you only have large medjool dates handy, cut the number of dates in half, roughly.

Directions:

In food processor fitted with “S” blade, process crust ingredients until somewhat sticky, graham-cracker crust texture is achieved. Taste and adjust for salt if needed. Press mixture into pie pan of your choice; I used an 8” springform pan. Cover with tin foil and place in freezer.

Next, in Vitamix or other high-powered blender, add filling ingredients and blend until thoroughly mixed into creamy chocolate pudding-like consistency. It should be very thick. Taste and adjust for cacao, sugar, and salt to be balanced according to your palette. Remember, when mixing ingredients in either a food processor or blender, keep a sturdy rubber or plastic scraper handy to scrape down the sides periodically (while your machine if off!). It tends to be a stop-and-go process. Do not overprocess your filling, stop as soon as it is mixed. You don’t want to break down the avocado too much or you’ll be left with a bizarre texture. Fill your pie crust with chocolate filling and return pie to freezer to set.


Yours in delicious heath!
Natalie

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