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Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie

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You will fall in love with this chocolatey pie.

chocolate strawberry pie


Are you in love yet?

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strawberry chocolate cake

How about now?

Back when I was in high school, a few friends and I started a tradition of an annual “girls’ night” on or around February 14th. Going off to different colleges forced us to skip a few years, and new friends are added as others move away, but we’re still trying to keep up the tradition. This year, we met a few days before Valentine’s Day, to accommodate the girls with boyfriends… or husbands. (Wow, I feel old.)

One girl supplied the nailpolish, another was in charge of movies. (We ended up watching my favorite: Love, Actually.) Someone else brought wine (red, of course), and it was my job to bring the dessert.


Wanting to make something fun and fancy, I decided on pie—chocolate truffle pie. I just kept adding ingredients to the vita-mix, tasting as I went along (best part!). Here was the final, delicious result:

NO sugar, NO flour, no-bake recipe... Ingredients: 3 cups strawberries, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups... Full recipe:


Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie

  • 2.5 cups strawberries or other berries, fresh or frozen (250g)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1.5 cups raw cashews (150g)
  • 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp uncut stevia, or 1/3 cup agave or pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt

In a bowl, cover the cashews with water and let sit at least 4 hours. Then drain and pat dry. Combine all ingredients in a Vita-Mix or high-powered blender or food processor. Only if using stevia, add 4 tablespoons water. Blend until a super-smooth texture is achieved. Taste and add more sweetener until desired taste is reached. Pour into a prepared pie crust (see below the next photo for a crust recommendation), and freeze.

For crust, I highly recommend: Healthy Chocolate Pie Crust


chocolate strawberry pie

(That’s not actually the hot chocolate crust in the photo. I ran out of time to make a homemade crust before the party. But if I’d had time, I would’ve made the hot chocolate one… An excuse to make this pie again!)

If you can’t have nuts, try this recipe: Nut-Free Chocolate Silk Pie.

(I’ve included the above link because I know many of my readers have nut allergies, and I’m sure people are going to ask!)



What do you think of raw desserts?

Although I seriously doubt I’ll ever become a raw foodist, some of my favorite desserts are raw: my fudge babies, mint-chocolate milkshakes, chocolate-raspberry cake, coconut cream pie…

coconut oil fudge

I have an entire recipe category: Over 100 Healthy Raw Dessert Recipes.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

    Goodness gracious Katie! I am standing in a puddle of my own drool. I re read that and am grossed out with myself. But its your fault so i make no apologies. Now i am going to make this, send it to the Biebs, and see if Selena doesn’t find her self single the next day 🙂

    1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

      I want to make this for company, but i dont have any cashews on hand- would i be able to substitute with almonds or walnuts ( that’s what I have)? Thanks!

      1. I’ve only tried cashews. I think macadamias sound good. Not sure about walnuts, though. I think another commenter mentioned using almonds…

        1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

          Alright, thanks! I’ll look at the comments. I really don’t want to spend a ton on macadamias, they’re so darn expensive!

          1. L says:

            I just got finished making this for the THIRD time! It has easily become my family’s favorite dessert. If anyone has any doubts about making this, because of the lack of sugar or cream, DON’T! 😉

            Also, I used 1/2 macadamias the second time, because I’d run out of cashews, and it was just as lovely. I think this recipe can do no wrong!

    2. Sarah says:

      Hello everyone! So I am totally new to making raw desserts. I have tried a few of Katie’s and Totally love them!! My Ninja stopping working at the end of this dish.. I still ate the pie lol however I am thinking (from looking at the pictures) it was suppose to be even more smooth and creamy then it was. I guess my question is will the consistency change the more I blend it? Of course this means I will have to make it again hehe Thank you so much and I appreciate the reply!

  2. I would LOVE to be at a Valentine’s Day party with any of those things- especially this pie! Holy yummmmmm! 🙂

  3. Chocolate, strawberries, and cashews? Sign me up!

    I’ve seen a lot of bloggers go into the raw food phases – they seem to require a LOT of planning and never last very long. I admire those who have the time and desire to do it though! I’m not quite on top of things enough to try. But I have been known to just mix peanut butter, chocolate chips, and almond flour together and grab a spoon. I’m weird like that. 🙂

  4. amy says:

    Hi Katie, looks divine as usual but when I follow the link to the crust it takes me to your Fudge babies. If I may be so bold what crust DID you use because it does look beautiful!

    1. Lisa C says:

      Under the title “fudge babies” it says (or Hot Chocolate Crust).

      I have actually used that recipe as a crust for Katie’s chocolate-banana pie, and I can attest to how delicious it is!!! 🙂

      1. Janie says:

        Actually, actually, it says she didn’t have time to make the hot chocolate crust so she used a store-bought one 😀 it’s probably dark chocolate graham cracker or maybe Oreo?

  5. This looks fantastic, I was wondering if I could substitute canola oil for the coconut oil because I am allergic to coconut, or is there something else I should substitute for it?

    1. I don’t think it would work, because it wouldn’t solidify like coconut oil :-?.

      1. Johanna says:

        Maybe cocoa butter could be a substitute? Not sure where to buy the edible one though.
        Or do you think, adding melted chocolate might help with texture?
        If you are not vegan, you could use butter – I think that should work. How about using margarine? That should solidify after cooling, right?

      2. Johanna says:

        How about using cocoa butter or margarine instead of coconut oil? They should solidify after cooling, shouldn’t they? (Not sure how they will behave, not a pro.) If you are not vegan, butter could work as well.
        What might also help with texture is adding melted chocolate. 🙂

        I will def try this – I’ll have anything with berries and chocolate!

    2. Lauren says:

      Wow, I’ve never heard of a coconut allergy!

      1. Christy says:

        Thanks for your contribution.

  6. Jacqueline says:

    Katie, this looks AMAZING!!! Looks like I have a weekend project now – making and devouring this pie! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Sarahishealthy says:

      Me too! Me too!

  7. Lisa C says:

    Katie, you have outdone yourself this time! The photos look absolutely professional. Not that your other photos don’t always look professional, because they do. You just never cease to amaze me with your skills. Creative chef, kind and compassionate person, pro photographer, eloquent writer… is there anything you can’t do?!?

  8. Samantha says:

    I pretty much have everything for this one although I think it will be my first recipe I try coconut oil. I really have been wanting too and now seems like the time. I even have raw cashews. This looks heavenly. Hopefully will try this in the next couple of days.

    I also noticed it went to the fudge babies page too, but I think you just mean make the hot chocolate fudge babies and press into a crust?

    Very excited about this one!

    1. Sarahishealthy says:

      From another commenter:
      Under the title “fudge babies” it says (or Hot Chocolate Crust).
      I have actually used that recipe as a crust for Katie’s chocolate-banana pie, and I can attest to how delicious it is!!!

      Just thought I’d pass that info along.

  9. Samantha says:

    And PS. I doubt I would go 100% raw myself. I have no problem integrating the options in my diet but no desire to go 100% raw. I have eaten a healthy vegan diet for a very long time and that works for me.

  10. Steph says:

    Looks great! Unfortunately raw peanuts are toxic and frankly not very tasty either. I love peanut butter!

    1. Pat says:

      Raw peanuts are NOT toxic, unless you’re eating moldy peanuts.

  11. Oh my! You are so creative! This looks fantastic. I have salted cashews at home, do you think that would be ok, since you soak them,?

    1. Really not sure… maybe if you omit the salt?

      1. Sally says:

        Jennifer – How did it come out with salted cashews? I am going to make this today with the salted cashews.

    2. Kara says:

      Roasted, salted cashews is all I can find in my small town. I’ve found that if you rinse them really well, and then soak them, it turns out fine 🙂

  12. Leslie says:

    Just wow.

  13. I ADORE raw desserts, of course! They’re the epitome of healthful indulgence to me.

    1. michelle says:

      Amber your desserts was one of the first raw one I did 😉

      Katie LOVE THIS can’t wait to try

  14. Camille says:


    I LOVE this website. You are truly a genius. Do you have a substitution suggestion for someone with both nut and coconut allergies? (tricky I know) I have only been able to try a few of your recipes because of this (though they’re my new favorites!)


  15. YOu are an amazing creator! I love your RAW recipes…everything is wonderful that I’ve tried. I am SO thrilled to be making my own sugar free chocolate with your simple recipe too. Thanks for all you share.

  16. Sarah S. says:

    Wowwwww that looks seriously, seriously delicious!

  17. phoebe says:

    Wow Katie I’m amazed!! you post a new recipe EVERY DAY.. that’s unbelievable! Thanks for all your hard work (or possibly enjoyment? lol) we really appreciate it!!

    Can u tell me the difference (in terms of texture / taste) between this truffle pie and the Chocolate-Raspberry Fudge Cake? They look similar, but the truffle one has vanilla and cashews as well. Which is richer / firmer / more dessert like, etc?

    PS I just made your 1 min chocolate cake yesterday, (with applesauce so it’s kinda chewy)… my boyfriend saw the photo and went, “i want a dozen of these!!” i said, “it’s single-serving , i don’t do mass orders.” so he said “6” then “5” then “4” then…”seriously…it can’t be less than that!!”

    1. Hmm… I think this one is smoother and silkier. The raspberry one’s more fudge-like, probably because it uses coconut butter as opposed to the oil. They’re really not similar in taste at all!

  18. This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package:

  19. I don’t eat raw a lot. But the times I have, I haven’t hated it! This pie looks delicious!! It’s so pretty 😀

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