Desserts

Raw Snickers Pie

Raw Snickers Pie vegan no bake dessert

I’m a firm believer in eating in moderation.  Once in a while indulgence is great ( and much needed) as long as the rest of the days we are eating or at least attempting to eat healthily. In a house full of sweet addicts, this is a herculean task!  Every meal has to end with some mitha and of course, we need some for snacking too.  Hence the constant tinkering in the kitchen to come up with healthier versions of desserts.  And so this Raw Snickers Pie…which, by the way, got a resounding round of applause from La Familia!!

Growing up, Snickers bars were a rarity.  We got to eat them only on special occasions when somebody from “abroad” would come visiting.  How we savored each and every bite and felt like the coolest kid in school!  I don’t experience the same thrill when I’m biting into one these days. In fact, it feels just not right!!  Gasp!  But since I absolutely love the combination of peanuts and dark chocolate, I decided to recreate that memory in the form of this Raw Snickers Pie.

 

This pie is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free; made with ingredients that are amazingly wonderful for you.  It’s super easy to make and so much healthier than that Snickers candy bar.  Its a complete guilt-free offering to my kids when they come back from school ( for me too!) or as a dessert.  And it tastes like an ooey-gooey, peanut buttery, chocolatey Snicker’s ice cream pie you want to sink your teeth into over an over again!

Raw Snickers Pie vegan no bake dessert

Notes:

*I’ve made this recipe with both honey and maple syrup.  But next time I would definitely swap dates for maple syrup or honey.  If you want to do that, use 4-5 chopped dates that have been soaked in hot water for about 5 minutes, for the crust.  The filling would take about 7-8 dates, again soaked, drained and chopped.  Simply add a couple more if it’s not sweet enough.

* Please do try to use good quality, organic or all-natural peanut butter. They are easily available in organic food stores and supermarkets ( though they carry expensive imported ones)

* If you don’t have chia seeds, just increase the quantity of flax seeds by 1 Tbsp.

* This pie needs to be stored in the freezer.  You can cut it into small slices or bars and keep them in an airtight container in the freezer.

* Maybe because of the honey/maple syrup in the chocolate topping, my topping just didn’t firm up, even in the freezer.  Oh well, I was still very happy with the drippy sauce! You could just drizzle over melted dark chocolate instead if you prefer.

 

Raw Snickers Pie vegan no bake dessert

THE RECIPE

Crust:

Almond meal – 100 gms

Desiccated coconut – 200 gms

Cocoa powder – 15 gms or 2 Tbsp

Maple syrup – 3-4 Tbsp

Coconut oil – 40 ml

Water  – 1-2 Tbsp

Filling:

Light coconut milk – 100ml

Peanut butter – 100 gms ( crunchy or creamy)

Maple syrup – 5-6 Tbsp

Flax seeds – 1 Tbsp

Chia seeds – 1 Tbsp

Chocolate topping:

Coconut oil – 30 ml

Maple syrup – 3 Tbsp

Cocoa  – 20 gms or 3 Tbsp

How to:

Combine all the ingredients of the crust, except water, in a food processor or blender, until everything clumps together.  If the mixture seems too dry, add water, 1 Tbsp at a time, till it all comes together. It will be a sticky mixture.  Pat into the base of a 6″ or 7″ tart pan with a removable base.  Stick it in the freezer for 30 minutes or so.

In the same food processor or blender (no need to wash it out) combine all ingredients for the filling.  Taste and adjust for sweetness.  Pour over the chilled crust and pop it back in the freezer about 2-3 hours until completely set.

Whisk all the chocolate topping ingredients in a small bowl, until smooth. Taste and adjust for sweetness.  Pour over the set filling and put it back in the freezer for an overnight rest.

Once frozen, release the pie from the pan.  Sprinkle some chopped roasted peanuts (optional). Let it thaw for about 5 minutes, cut into slices and enjoy!!

I’d love to hear about your experience with this recipe!!

Raw Snickers Pie vegan no bake dessert

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Baker101
    August 16, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    This looks divine, cannot wait to try it! Can I subsitute the chocolate topping with Regular sauce, or will it not work and taste the same..

    • Reply
      natashaminocha
      August 17, 2015 at 5:06 AM

      Thank you so much!!
      I used this chocolate topping just to keep the recipe vegan and dairy free. But you can certainly use any regular chocolate sauce or drizzle some melted chocolate on top. I’m sure it will still be delicious.:)

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    Praveen R
    August 17, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    This sure has the makings of an ideal dessert for me. Will definitely be recommending this to the wifey .
    When she makes it is the question.
    thank you for a wonderful recipe

    • Reply
      natashaminocha
      August 17, 2015 at 12:53 PM

      Praveen, thank you!Maybe both of you can make it together? :))

      I’d love to know how it turned out for both of you.
      Cheers

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    ข้อสอบข้อเขียนbalac
    December 13, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    I needed to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it.
    I’ve got you book-marked to check out new stuff you post…

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