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Healthy Chocolate Pie Crust

This healthy chocolate pie crust recipe is ridiculously easy.

As in, I made it in about 30 seconds.

healthy chocolate pie crust

Yes, a 30-second healthy pie crust.

This recipe saves you precious time, so you can spend that time on the important part: the filling!

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Like this No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie.

Or my favorite chocolate fudge pie, but I won’t link to that one today because you’re probably bored of my incessant mentioning of it!

Anywhoos… in addition to its simplicity, this healthy chocolate pie crust is great for numerous other reasons: It’s chocolate. (Yay!) No lard, no partially-hydrogenated oils, and no ingredients you can’t pronounce. (You can pronounce “cocoa” right?) No added sugars, no flour, and it’s also gluten-free.

Healthy Chocolate Pie Crust

Healthy Chocolate Pie Crust

Total Time: 5m
Yield: 1 pie crust
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  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (or almonds, walnuts, pecans, or macadamia nuts)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (See nutrition link below, for substitutions)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • scant 1/2 cup pitted dates (8 small dates) (Readers have said that raisins work as well)


Healthy Chocolate Pie Crust Recipe: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Then transfer to an 8-in baking dish or aluminum pan (as shown above). Using a piece of wax or parchment paper, smush into the pan and pour desired filling on top or refrigerate until ready to use. (Notes: I like Sunmaid dates, as they’re softer. Also, you can probably use a blender, but I haven’t personally tried it and therefore cannot vouch for it. And feel free to double or triple the healthy pie crust recipe for a bigger pie.)

View Healthy Chocolate Pie Crust Nutrition Facts

I can’t show you what went on top of this particular healthy chocolate pie crust, as it’s scheduled to be Mothers’ Day dessert, and my mom reads my blog.

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Happy Mothers’ Day to the most compassionate, selfless woman I know.

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(Do you think we look alike? Just a little?!)

Pie crust: Love or Hate?

If we’re talking about that traditional flaky stuff, I’m going with yucky. When I lived in China, we frequented a restaurant that made really good apple pie. Except… I dislike crust, and my sister loathes apple pie. (Really. I don’t know how.) So we’d save money by sharing a slice: I’d eat all the filling and leave her the crust. Win for me, win for my sister, and big win for my mom who was paying!

Also, are you making anything for Mothers’ Day? I just took breakfast out of the oven: Fat-Free Banana Bread.

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Published on May 13, 2012

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  1. joe says

    Hi Katie I dunno whether I said this before but its vital to know. Do Not use aluminium for cooking it causes cancer.

  2. Tanya says

    Tried making this for the no-bake chocolate pie (delish btw) but the crust didn’t work. I just got something that more closely resembled a crumb topping. Is there a liquid missing from this recipe? Thanks!

    • Jason Sanford says

      No need for liquid! It just sounds like all you need to do is process the “dough” longer because the nuts release their natural oils. That should fix the issue!

  3. keith says

    I needed a chocolate crust to try your “lemon” pie with (allergic to oatmeal), so tried this. Being that I cannot stand dates (grew up with my mom always bringing them home whenever the datenut tree at her workplace dropped them). Also not a fan of raisins unless they come in a yellow bag covered with chocolate (LOL). So I replaced the dates with 3 tablespoons of raw coconut oil (not melted) and the nuts & shredded coconut (can’t find unsweetened in my area) with 1 cup off almond flour. Have to add cold water into the processor a teaspoon at a time at the end until it gets to the proper consistency. Came out great, and tasted a bit like an unsweetened version of your chocolate peanut butter cookies without the PB.

  4. Anjelykuh says

    i think i have made almost if not all of your recipes I PERSONALLY love love them…they are simple to make and they are the perfect sweetness when i want something delicious, sweet and healthy….i love everything chocolate covered katie

  5. Belen says

    Katie, can I use dried apricots instead of dates?? Can’t find dates anywhere…
    Will make this and put your avocado chocolate mouse on top!

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