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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

Ever since I was little girl living Vienna, Austria, I have loved the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts. I remember the Milka bars and the first bite into milk chocolate with whole hazelnuts is a sensory experience I have not forgotten and tried to recreate with this pie.
1 cup Macadamia nuts
1 cup dried coconut (shredded)
6-8 dates, depending on the size
2 cups soaked cashews
3/4 cup hazelnut milk (put 1/2 cup hazelnuts in 1 & 1/2 cups water and blend till smooth in Vita-mix - strain through nut milk bag)
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 softened coconut butter (or oil, but I prefer the butter in this one - I soften it by letting the jar sit in hot water in a bowl for 10 min)
Blend in Vita-mix and pour into crust - chill in freezer for an hour and then move to fridge or fridge for a few hours if you have time.

1 comment:

  1. this is a great recipe. You forgot the measurement for the cocao powder. Its ok though I put a bit more than half a cup and I added 1/4 cup of cocao butter melted for fun! Thanks YUM!