Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0, it’s raw!
1 cup dried shredded raw coconut
1 cup macadamia nuts (or 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup hazelnuts)
1/2 cup packed pitted dates
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp agave nectar or coconut oil/butter
Flesh of 2 ripe avocados (learn how to tell if an avocado is ripe here)
1/2 cup baking chocolate (make sure there’s no milk if going vegan, or try using raw cacao and adding more agave until sweet enough)
1 tbl vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tbs agave nectar
1. For crust, combine crust ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Press in to pie plate and refrigerate until needed.
2. For filling, combine filling ingredients in food processor and blend until creamy (3-5 minutes). Spread in crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Recipe adapted from megadaisy1 at GroupRecipes.com.
And that’s it. This was SO easy and is incredibly delicious. The idea of putting avocado in a dessert pie is certainly interesting and I was put off by it the first time I heard it suggested but I tried it and it was delicious. The avocado provides a wonderful consistency and the flavor is so mild that it can be overtaken by the chocolate. Plus, it’s a healthy alternative to standard mousse which involves a lot of sugar and other things I’m trying to eat less of. This is definitely something worth trying and maybe even experimenting with. Avocados are just that awesome! Don’t forget to check out my post on How To Treat Your Avocados With Respect.