Chocolate Vegan No-Bake Pie is a silken tofu recipe, and it was inspired by my Chocolate Mousse dessert when I needed to take a sweet dish to a family gathering recently.
For the family dinner, I decided just to make the mousse and pour it into a graham cracker crust.
I’ve taken it to 2 events now, with no leftovers coming back home with me. I would call that a plant-based success!
Super fast delicious vegan dessert
Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Pie recipe can be made in less than 15 minutes flat, with only 5 ingredients that you’re likely to already have on-hand and a blender.
It’s so unbelievably creamy and sweet. This is a great one to add to your favorite plant-based recipes list!
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Chocolate Vegan Pie Ingredients:
- tofu / firm or extra firm silken
- sweetener of your choice
- cocoa powder
- natural peanut butter or PB2
When I take it to social functions, it disappears very quickly. I know I will be lucky to get a thin little slice because it is always gone within minutes, and I am not kidding.
Twice now, my husband was not fast enough, and it was gone before he made it to the table at family get-togethers. He has had to learn to be a lot quicker!
I used to make it with non-dairy chocolate chips but have found it’s just as good using a dry sweetener and cocoa powder with a lot less fat. It took a little tweaking to get the consistency right afterwards, but it’s finally spot-on!
What is silken tofu
Tofu or soybean curd is a food of Asian origin. Production of tofu involves soaking soybeans in water and creating soy milk, then curdling the milk using a substance such as calcium sulfate or lemon juice.
The curds are separated from the whey and usually packaged in block form. Most tofu brands offer a range of soft and firm varieties, which differ mainly in the amount of water retained.”–LiveStrong
Is soy good for you?
Some people are not too sure about tofu, because it contains phytoestrogens. Turns out, phytoestrogens are very health promoting and are not at all like our body’s natural estrogen that can cause harm and lead to disease.
This makes so much sense, because the countries that consume the most soy, such as Japan and China, have the lowest rates of cancer and chronic disease. The short video below will explain the benefits of soy.
Comment from a Follower
I made this for my Dad’s surprise 85th birthday party after meeting Terri at a conference. (We had a multi mini-pie station as well as the catered cake.) My family and friends think everything vegan is a joke, but the joke was on them that this pie was the first to go, and they were shocked that I had made it.“–Louisa C
Recommendations for crusts and soy free pie
This is a link to Fat Free Vegan for a recipe with a oatmeal cookie graham cracker crust for those that would like to make their own crust. So far, I haven’t been able to find a premade crust that is oil-free.
Another great recipe for chocolate chip cookies is in Dr. McDougall’s January 2014 newsletter. Check it out Dr. McDougall Chocolate Chip Cookies
I haven’t tried this recipe, but if you are looking for a chocolate pie without tofu, it might be worth a try. Cauliflower Chocolate Silk Pie from Veggie Quest.
Other Great Dessert Recipes
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- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4-1/2 cup sweetener like sucanat sugar
- 2 packages silken tofu, firm or extra firm, (this is approx 30-34 oz total)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Fresh berries, for topping, optional
- 1 graham cracker pie crust
- 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (or PB2), optional
- Choose a firm or extra firm silken tofu for this filling so it will have a nice mousse-like consistency for a pie. The Chinese refrigerator-type firm tofu is much more dense and may require extra moisture like almond milk. Whereas, the shelf-stable type Japanese tofu that doesn't require refrigeration is softer and requires no extra liquid.
- Open tofu containers. If it is packed in much water. completely drain and set on paper towels for 15 minutes to allow water to drain out. If using shelf-stable boxes of tofu, since it's packed in very little water, draining isn't necessary.
- Add first 4 ingredients (5 if using peanut butter or PB2) to a blender and blend until smooth. Using a dry sweetener will make pie more firm.
- Pour chocolate mixture into graham cracker crust. I usually purchase one that is dairy-free, but I haven't found a low-fat one premade. This is a link to Fat Free Vegan and a recipe for an oat crust recipe, if you would like to make your own.
- Place in the refrigerator for a few hours to firm up. When I'm in a hurry to take this somewhere, I've been known to put in the freezer for an hour or so. I really like it slightly frozen.
- Top with fresh berries and serve chilled.
- This recipe can also be served in bowls as Chocolate Mousse.
365 Everyday Value, Organic Cocoa Powder, 8 Ounce
Mori-Nu Tofu, Silken Style, Extra Firm, 12.3-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3)
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198 Total Fat: 9g Sodium: 125mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g Protein: 6g