Vegan Chocolate Pie: Silky and light dairy free chocolate mousse, thick salted caramel a top a delicious chocolate nut pie crust. Easy, Healthy, Soy free, gluten free and oil free to boot! No baking required!
This Vegan Chocolate Pie would make a perfect vegan holiday dessert, super easy and sure to impress your guests! They'll think you slaved all day. I've been making this pie for a couple of years now. The recipe is loosely based on a dairy version I used to make at a restaurant I worked in.
There is no avocado or tofu in this pie. It's straight up chocolate and coconut cream chilled and whipped into a mousse then poured on top of my cooled vegan caramel sauce and all encased in the best chocolate nut vegan pie crust! So good! It tastes absolutely amazing frozen Too!! Yum! Vegan Ice Cream Cake?
It almost has a bit of a mexican flare to it with the espresso power (instant coffee) in the caramel sauce.
OK LETS TALK VEGAN CHOCOLATE PIE!
I like to make my vegan chocolate crust first, then the caramel sauce, and while the caramel is cooling I make the vegan chocolate mousse. That's if I make it the same day. You can make the crust and the caramel a day or two ahead if you wish. It is essentially a Vegan Chocolate Mouse Pie with a delicious caramel layer! and there is no baking involved!! Yay!!
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN CHOCOLATE NUT PIE CRUST:
Let me just say this vegan chocolate nut pie crust is delicious by itself - seriously not kidding! I based my Nutty Vegan Chocolate Truffles Recipe on this crust. That's how tasty it IS.
Start by processing the nuts in the food processor till they are completely broken down. then add the rest of the pie crust ingredients and process till you have a mealy, nutty mixture.
Now spread the nut mixture evenly in the pie plate, and up the sides as well. Start pressing the mixture firmly with your hands, starting on the bottom at the base of the pie plate and then working your way up the sides.
This is super easy as there is a generous amount of crust, so you'll have lots to work with. Chill in the fridge till you're ready to assemble.
HOW TO MAKE THE VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE:
This chocolate mousse is absolutely delicious and so easy! I'll definitely be creating a separate post for this Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe.
Ok start by breaking up the chocolate bars into a medium sized mixing bowl and set aside.
Next add coconut milk to a sauce pot and heat until just hot and steaming. Add the coconut milk to the chocolate, add vanilla and stir until chocolate is melted and it's mixed well.
Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, give it a stir with your spatula and return to fridge for another 30 minutes ( 60 minutes total).
Remove from fridge, stir the chocolate mousse with spatula and then beat with electric hand mixer for 2-3 minutes. The mousse should thicken more and hold its shape.
Now make 1 recipe Vegan Caramel Sauce
TO ASSEMBLE THE VEGAN CHOCOLATE PIE:
Pour the completely cooled caramel sauce on the pie crust and spread evenly. Cool in fridge till chocolate mousse is ready.
Then add chocolate mousse to the caramel layer and spread evenly. Place the pie uncovered in the freezer for 30-40 minutes. Slice and Enjoy! YUM?
That's it folks, yes there's a few steps to this pie but they are all easy. so come on guys lets make one of the easiest and best Vegan Chocolate Pies you'll ever taste.
This Salted Caramel Vegan Chocolate Pie is:
Out of this world amazing
Delicious as a Vegan Ice Cream Cake!
Ooey gooey good
Rich & silky