Individual No-Bake Peppermint Pie

20140427-083022.jpg Well, hello friends!! Sorry I’ve been away for so long! I’ve missed you!
I won’t go into details, but I’ve been dealing with health issues recently that have required me to focus on de-stressing and getting my health back to where it should me, which means that everything else in life (A&A included) has taken a back seat. Fortunately, I’m feeling much better and I have my fingers crossed that it’ll stay that way.

On to the food! I’ve been on a bit of a peppermint and chocolate kick lately (if you hadn’t already noticed from the Peppermint Pattie Cups I posted earlier). I’ve also been on a huge dessert kick. Ok, so the dessert “kick” is actually pretty limitless for me, but I’ve been making a lot of quick and easy desserts lately like this one. This raw no-bake Peppermint Pie comes together in a flash and is so delicious that it’ll be devoured in a flash too. If you’re feeling really kind, share with a loved one. But if you’re like me, you’ll want to hoard it all to yourself. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to lick the pie plate ;)

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Individual No-Bake Peppermint Pie
Serves 2
This pie is easy to make, absolutely delicious, and made from healthy, whole ingredients. I dare you to share.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
418 calories
47 g
0 g
26 g
6 g
5 g
159 g
150 g
37 g
0 g
20 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
159g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418
Calories from Fat 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g
40%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 150mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
16%
Dietary Fiber 8g
30%
Sugars 37g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
10%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Crust ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup walnuts
  2. 1 rounded Tbs. cacao powder
  3. 3 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  4. pinch of sea salt
Filling ingredients
  1. 1/2 avocado
  2. 3-4 Tbs. almond milk
  3. 1-2 Tbs. liquid sweetener of choice (adjust to suit the sweetness you prefer), or sub with stevia
  4. 1 tsp. coconut oil (optional)
  5. 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  6. 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Blend the crust ingredients together in a food processor or blender (I like to use a mini food processor for this). Press firmly into the bottom of a mini pie dish or small rounded tupperware.
  2. Blend the crust ingredients in a food processor or blender, or whisk together by hand until smooth and fully incorporated. Taste and adjust to the sweetness you prefer. Pour the filling into the pie crust and smooth the top.
  3. Top with cacao nibs or chocolate chips (optional).
  4. Place the pie in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
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