This decadent dairy-free and egg-free dessert is excellent for a celebration, especially for peanut butter lovers. Be sure you have at least one day ahead of serving to prepare this pie, as it takes time to chill. Give yourself an extra day if you are making the whipped coconut cream; see note in the recipe instructions.
You can also use prepared vegan whipped cream, which will cut down considerably on prep time. I've had good luck locating vegan whipped cream in natural foods stores and larger grocery stores with an ample vegan/vegetarian section.
- 1 deep dish vegan pie crust, either homemade or store-bought
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 3 (350g each) packages extra firm silken tofu, drained
- 2 cups smooth peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons ground chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup nondairy vegan whipped cream, such as whipped coconut cream (see note in recipe)
- 1/3 cup crushed roasted peanuts (salted is best)
Note: If you don't have any vegan whipped cream available and would like to make your own, simply follow this easy recipe, which involves chilling the coconut milk overnight:
You'll need 1 (13.5 ounce) can of full fat coconut milk and 1 tablespoon confectioner's sugar.
Place the can of coconut milk into the refrigerator and allow to chill overnight, or at least 6 hours. Flip the can upside down and then open the can of coconut milk.
Drain the clear liquid and the place the thick cream into a metal mixing bowl (I like to chill my bowl beforehand). Using a whisk attachment, whip until fluffy on high speed until fluffy. Use immediately.
For the Pie:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the pie crust for 10 minutes and then remove from the oven. Evenly sprinkle 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips onto the hot pie crust. Let rest a few seconds and then use the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate in a thin layer all over the crust. Allow the crust to cool completely until the chocolate is hardened. Feel free to place the pie crust in the refrigerator to expedite this step.
In the bowl of a food processor, place the extra firm silken tofu, 2 cups peanut butter, 2 cups peanut butter, chia seeds and salt and blend until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Spread the filling into the prepared pie crust and transfer to the freezer. Cover lightly and chill for 4 hours.
After chilling, melt the remaining chocolate in a double boiler or microwave and drizzle lightly over the top of the pie. Garnish with crushed roasted peanuts and serve chilled.