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A Raw Chocolate Caramel Pie

Raw-chocolate-caramel-pie_square-850x850By Vanessa Vickery
For Mind Body Green
 
This treat is really easy to make and oh my, does it taste amazing! You only need a few items to make this — a high-speed blender or food processor, a spring form pan (or pie dish), saucepan, a few utensils and your freezer. This dessert is suitable for Paleo, vegan, clean eating, gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free diets.
 
 
Serves 8-10
 
 
 
Ingredients for crust
 
    1 cup raw macadamias, soaked for a minimum 2 hours
    12 Medjool dates, seeds removed
    1/2 tsp. sea salt
 
Ingredients for caramel layer
 
    1 + 1/2 cups macadamias, soaked for a minimum of 2 hours
    1/2 cup coconut oil
    1/2 cup maple syrup
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
 
Ingredients for chocolate layer
 
    1/3 cup coconut oil
    3 Tbsp. organic maple syrup
    1/3 cup organic cacao powder
    1 cup coconut cream
    2 tsp. vanilla extract
 
Directions for crust
 
Place macadamias, Medjool dates and sea salt in your blender or food processor and blend until the nuts are crushed and the mixture holds together.
 
Scoop out crust mixture and press firmly into a 20 cm springform pan and smooth out with the back of a spoon. Rinse blender or food processor well.
 
Directions for caramel layer
 
Warm the coconut oil in a small pot on low heat until liquid, add the maple syrup and whisk to combine.
 
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until very smooth.
 
Pour mixture onto the crust and smooth with the back of a spoon or a spatula and place in the freezer to set for 60 minutes.
 
Directions for chocolate layer
 
Add coconut oil to small saucepan on low heat and stir until melted.
 
Remove from the heat and add the organic maple syrup, whisking briskly until well combined.
 
Add the cacao powder, stirring until well combined.
 
Add the coconut cream and vanilla extract and stir until well combined.
 
Pour mixture onto the middle layer and place in the freezer to set (minimum 2 hours).
 
Always keep in the freezer and remove 30 minutes before serving to allow it to thaw out a little.  
 

 

VickeryHeadshot_sqMy name is Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as most people call me) and I am a qualified Nutritionist who is also studying Life & Wellness Coaching. I have been on an amazing transformation journey these past few years - lost 25 kilos, gained confidence, discovered spirituality and I am a proud mumma to two beautiful children (Giselle 3 and Josh 2). I do all this so I can be with them and to teach them all about health & wellness. I am now sharing my knowledge and passion about food and nutrition with people all around the world. Visit her at Becomingness to sign up for her email updates and receive a free copy of her mini eCookbook.

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