Chocolate Peanut No-Bake Pie

In the heat of summer, you can still enjoy a rich and creamy pie without turning on the oven! This chocolate and peanut pie is easy to make, with just a few all-natural ingredients.

Yield: Makes one pie, 7 to 8 inches diameter

Ingredients:

Crust:

Walnuts or cashews (can also use ½ cup nuts and ½ cup oats): 1 cup
Pitted dates: 1 cup
Cocoa powder: 1 Tbsp.

Filling:

Roasted peanuts (unsalted): 1 cup
Bananas (3 large or 6 to 7 small): 300g
Vanilla extract: 2 tsp.
Salt: 1/8 tsp.
Coconut oil (liquid) (50g): 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder: 2 Tbsps.
Honey or sweetener of your choice: 3-4 Tbsps.

Ganache Topping (Optional):

Coconut oil : 1 Tbsp.
Honey: 1 Tbsp.
Cocoa powder: 1 Tbsp.

Method

  • Grind crust ingredients together in a grinder, blender, or food processor.
  • Spoon into a round dish (pie plate) approx. 7 to 8 inches in diameter and press firmly to cover the bottom and sides of dish.
  • Grind the peanuts into a powder, then mix in the rest of the filling ingredients and grind together until smooth.
  • Pour filling into the crust and spread to an even thickness.
  • Optionally, stir together ganache ingredients until smooth and drizzle or spread over the pie.
  • Chill in freezer or refrigerator for minimum 2 hours to set. Thaw for a few minutes before eating if desired.

Editor’s Note: Discover more tasty and natural recipes in Isha’s new cookbook “A Taste of Well-Being” – now available from Isha Downloads, in major book stores as well as at online stores such as Amazon and Flipkart.

A version of this article was originally published in Isha Forest Flower May 2017.