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Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie

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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Published on February 16, 2012

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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 🙂

    • 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!

        • 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!

          • 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!

    • 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. Ali @ Peaches and Football says

    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. 🙂

  3. 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!

    • 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!!! 🙂

      • 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?

      • 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?

      • 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!

  4. 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?!?

  5. 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!

    • 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!)


  8. The Better Baker says

    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.

  9. 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!!”

  10. Andrea says

    This looks awesome girl! Love that it’s raw. I am not a raw foodist either, but making raw desserts is just so fun!

    I have one question. You seem to use stevia packets quite a bit. I have some pure stevia powder, and was wondering the ratio for stevia packet to pure stevia powder?

  11. Kristin says

    I don’t think I could every love or prefer all raw desserts but I do enjoy those Fudge Babies! Love, Actually has become one of my favorite Christmas movies. Also, I’ve made your Secret PB Cookies about 4 times in the last two weeks. I add some oats and semi-sweet chocolate chunks to them 🙂

  12. KellyBelly says

    I love raw desserts (as well as other raw dishes). It is amazing what a vita mix or food processor can do to nuts, seeds and chocolate!
    A breakfast or desset you may be interested in is breakfast fruit soup. Mix in the processor: mostly berrries, a little coconut or nut milk, and a little sweetner if needed or vanilla. Kind of like a smoothie but served in a bowl. I did add in some protein powder and flax meal but my kids don’t need to know that part.

  13. Ashley says

    Hi Katie!
    Does this recipe need to be doubled or tripled to make a 9″pie? I want to make it to be a “normal” thick 9″ pie, so plenty to share!!

  14. Guest says

    Trust me, I’m a fan of this blog, so I’m not trying to “troll” or be “hateful” or anything of the like; but I have to say, this just does not look appetizing. It looks sort of spongy and chalky kind of like a cheap marshmallow.

    Sorry, but I think I’ll pass on this one! Your Chocolate Bar Pie/Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Pie look *so* much more appealing, to be honest.

    • anon says

      I cannot believe this comment. I’m in shock. Why on earth would you take the time to write something SO RUDE??!? If you really think the pie looks bad then why not keep it to yourself? Why would you put down someone who obviously works hard on creating and photographing beautiful recipes for your and my enjoyment every day? And you get to see all this hard work for no cost to you whatsoever. Your comment was absolutely OUT OF LINE. And to be honest, I do’t think you really think the pie is ugly. I think you’re a troll who’s just testing katie to see if she leave your comment up. Just my guess!

      I’ll leave you with a quote from Bambi: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

      • L. says

        Katie is a person, with feelings. Why would someone who’s “not trying to be a troll” write something like this? It’s not like you’re paying her, so who are you to criticize?

        • Guest says

          I put that disclaimer because I knew that I would be accused of being a “troll”, which I’m not.. just a reader. As I said before, I love the blog; the pancakes and muffins are great, and there are many other recipes that I’ve been wanting to try out.

          It was not my intention to stir up anything; everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Believe it or not, not everyone is going to share the same feelings. Some people may think something looks or tastes good, while others may choose to pass it up. I’m allowed to express my opinions, you know.

          • L. says

            Sure you’re “allowed” to express your feelings, but why would you WANT to hurt someone ELSE’s feelings in the process?

            Katie works hard at her blog every single day, and I think your rudeness to her is absolutely insensitive and uncalled for. I second anon’s bambi quote. Just because you CAN express unasked for criticism doesn’t mean you SHOULD.

          • Anne says

            Katie also makes a living off this blog. The blog is a product. Products are definitely allowed (and should) receive constructive criticism.

          • L. says

            Do YOU pay for the product? No. Then you have no right to criticize it.
            You should either be grateful that you get it for free, or you should leave. Plus, as someone else said, how exactly is this CONSTRUCTIVE criticism?

          • Izzy says

            What exactly waas your point in writing this? What exactly was your goal? Unless your goal was to be nasty to CCK, I can’t see how this is constructive criticism in any way, shape, or form.

          • Amanda says

            You’re right, everyone has a right to their opinions, but maybe you could have been a little more tactful with your criticism…?

            And just so you know, I just made this dessert with the “fudge baby” base and it is so far from being a “spongy, chalky, cheap looking marshmellow”. Maybe your computer screen isn’t showing the picture the best?

            But I can assure you that it’s lovely 🙂

      • Krystina says

        Get your head out of the clouds, “anon”. If you think THIS is so shockingly rude and out of line, you’re in a harsh awakening once you go out in the real world.

        • Steph says

          It’s just a comment. If you guys want these to go away, just ignore them. Don’t fuel the fire. Honestly though this pie looks not too different from her other chocolate pies. This first commenter is being really nit-picky.

    • Lisa Kline says

      You realize that it looks “chalky” because you freeze it and the cold makes it a little white when you take it out of the freezer (not unlike a fudge pop fresh out of the freezer).

      The texture of it looks “spongy” because it’s like a mousse that has been frozen…

  15. Jennifer says

    This looks absolutely amazing. I’m waiting on my new food processor to arrive so I can dive in and make a BUNCH of your delicious recipes. Question on this one: are the cashews you used raw or roasted?

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