Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chocolate Cream Pie (Top 8 Free)

I'm not much of a pie fan, but I do like chocolate pudding pie.  You know, the kind you mix with Cool Whip and pour over a graham cracker crust.  Of course, my food allergic kiddos can't enjoy this treat. 

After searching some other food allergy blogs, I came up with this Chocolate Cream Pie.  The crust was inspired by my friend over at Amazing and Atopic.  She suggested using Enjoy Life sugar cookies as a crust.  How easy and delicious!  I simply used the cookies like I would graham crackers to make the crust.

Enjoy Life sugar cookie crust

2 cups Enjoy Life Sugar Cookies, crushed
3 Tbsp milk-free butter, melted (I used Earth Balance Soy Free)

Preheat oven to 350º.  Mix together crushed cookies and melted butter.  Press into pie plate.  Bake for 8 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before adding pie filling.

Pie Filling
I came across this post from Milk Allergy Mom for chocolate mousse and decided it would be good as a pie for Thanksgiving.  It's really simple!

Using the cream from 4 cans of coconut milk (get exact details here), whip in stand mixer while gradually adding cocoa and sweetener of your choice.  I used powdered sugar to really make it sweet, but there are obviously more healthy options, such as honey, agave, or other natural sweeteners.  Once I reached a desired flavor, I poured the chocolate mixture over my crust and sprinkled on some Enjoy Life chocolate chips.

I served this to my kiddos at Thanksgiving, but it didn't go over as well as I had hoped.  They don't care too much for coconut milk, and the cocoa didn't cover the flavor enough.  They did LOVE the crust though, so that's a keeper!  I'll try another recipe for the filling of my next chocolate cream pie.

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