My easter tradition seems to be to make a pie. Holidays in general make me want to make a pie.
This year I decided to do it on a whim, and quickly found this recipe, which seemed easy enough and I had just enough of everything on hand. I recently bought a can of coconut creme and had it sitting in the fridge, just for a time like this.
This came together in no time – and I’m not gonna lie – I had my doubts after I whipped up the peanut butter mousse. BUT when I served it up, it was delicious, together with the pie crust. Its actually pretty hard to believe there is no refined sugar in this pie, and just 2T of maple syrup as the sweetener. I will, for sure, be making this pie again.
- 1 1/2 cups almonds
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 18 Dates or 10 Medjool Dates
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter (creamy, lightly salted)
- 2 cups Coconut Cream (chilled)
- 2-3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
- ¼ cup Vegan Chocolate Chips (melted) (I used grain free ones)
- Line a 7 inch springform or pie form with parchment paper.
- Prepare chocolate almond crust by pulsing almonds cocoa powder, dates, and salt in a food processor until a sticky mass forms. Press firmly into base of form and place in freezer.
- Mix peanut butter, coconut cream, and maple syrup with an electric mixer. Beat until peanut butter mousse is creamy and soft peaks form.
- Remove pie crust from freezer and spread peanut butter mousse on crust using a spatula.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave, warm water bath, or double boiler. Drizzle melted chocolate over peanut butter mousse.I also melted some peanut butter and also drizzled this across the top.