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Raw Chocolate-Coated Key Lime Pie

Serves: 8-10 | Time to prepare: 30 minutes

This fancy dessert is so easy to make! Raw nuts and dates form the base of the crust and avocados, bananas and coconut oil create a creamy filling. The flavors of lime and chocolate create a fun spin on this tropical dessert that will have you going back for more!

What I love about this dessert is all the healthy fats. Walnuts, avocado and coconut oil all play a starring role. And, since none of the ingredients are exposed to heat, all the healthy fats, vitamins and enzymes are maintained! The addition of avocado is pretty great too- gives the pie a lovely green color!

This pie also uses all-natural sweeteners. The crust uses dates, the chocolate coating uses stevia and the filling uses banana and stevia to create a dessert you can feel good about eating. Not to mention that key limes are amazing as well! Citrus fruits, while being acidic, have an alkalizing effect on your body which acts to reduce inflammation. Topped with some coconut flakes and cacao nibs, not a bad dessert eh?

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup dates
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • a pinch sea salt
  •    
  • Chocolate Coating
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 5 drops chocolate stevia (or 2 tbsp liquid sweetener of choice)
  •    
  • Filling
  • 1 1/2 large avocados, peeled, cored
  • 1 1/2 small bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon key lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 10 drops vanilla stevia, or to taste (or 3-5 tbsp liquid sweetener of your choice like coconut nectar)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  •    
  • Topping
  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • cacao nibs

Directions

1)Crust: Process the nuts in a food processor until finely ground. Then add the dates, cacao powder and salt until the dates are broken down and the mixture sticks together. Press the mixture into a greased 8-inch spring-form pan and put into the fridge while you make the chocolate coating.
2)Make the chocolate layer next: First, melt the coconut oil over a low heat. REMOVE from the heat as soon as it's melted. Then sift in the cacao powder and whisk until completely combined. Then add in the sweetener of choice and mix well. Spread onto the crust, getting right to the edges and getting it as even as possible. Put in the fridge to harden while you make the filling.
3)Filling: Add all the filling ingredients except the coconut oil into a food processor and process until smooth. Melt the coconut oil and while the food processor is running, pour it in and process until well incorporated. Pour into the pan and spread evenly over top. Cover and place in the fridge for a few hours until firm (I did it overnight). If you are garnishing it with coconut flakes (I highly suggest it- makes it look fancy!), take the pie out after about an hour and sprinkle them on, then place back in the fridge to continue firming.
4)When ready to serve, garnish with cacao nibs if desired. Get ready to be transported to tropical bliss!