Really Raw Chocolate Pie!

When it comes to increasing your intake of raw food, desserts are a great means of getting raw food with heaps of vitamins and minerals, especially in the winter time when you may not feel like eating salads.

Raw desserts are also a great way of introducing friends to the wonders of raw superfoods.

 

Ingredients

Pie Base:

  • 100g Raw Cacao Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons  Raw Cacao Powder
  •  2-3 Tablespoons  Agave Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup of Cashew Nuts
  • 1 Cup of Dates(soak for 20 minutes prior)
  •   1 Small pinch of rock salt (Optional - use good quality sea salt to lift the chocolate flavour)

Method for Pie Base:

  1. Get rid of the water for soaking dates, then place in a food processor with cashew nuts and whizz on high for 20 seconds. (or until the nuts and dates are in small pieces stuck together)
  2. Put your cacao butter in a glass mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water and keep stirring until it is melted (this will prevent the cacao butter from being heated too high and losings its nutritional value).
  3. Take glass mixing bowl away from heat and add in cacao powder, agave and salt and with a wooden spoon mix together.
  4. Put all ingredients into food processor and whizz for another 30 seconds.
  5. Then press ingredients into a pie dish and place in freezer.

Ingredients for pie filling:

  • 1 cup of coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 bananas chopped up
  • 2 teaspoons of mesquite
  • Cacao nibs and agave syrup for decorating (optional)

Method for Pie Filling

  • Place all ingredients in Food processor omitting cacao nibs and agave.
  • Whizz up for 20 seconds
  • Leave to stand on bench top for 20 minutes, this allows the chia seeds to absorb the coconut cream and makes the mixture become gelatinous.
  • Then once the pie base is hard pour the filling over it and place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  • Once the mixture is firm sprinkle with cacao nibs and drizzle with syrup.
  • Take out of the freezer approximately 30 minutes before eating.

Give this delicious recipe a go and enjoy the taste of real chocolate.