Chocolate No-Bake Vegan Pie

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This Vegan 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.

vegan chocolate pie in white pie dish with pie cutter

This 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. I’ll just go ahead and tell you now, it was a huge hit!

You’ll love this vegan pie because it’s…

  • Chocolatey
  • Creamy
  • Perfectly sweet
  • Requires no cooking
  • Only 5 ingredients
  • Low-fat
  • Vegan
  • Oil-free
  • Insanely delicious
chocolate vegan pie in white pie plate topped with mint leaves and blueberries

For the family dinner, I decided to make the mousse and pour it into a graham cracker crust. And, since this recipe was first published back in 2015, I’ve come up with my own oil-free pie crust recipe. Even more recently, we’ve shared a recipe for Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust from The China Study Cookbook.

I’ve taken this chocolate vegan pie to many events over the years, with no leftovers coming back home with me. I would call that a plant-based success!

For more crust options, take a peek at this list of 3 Easy Vegan Pie Crusts.

How to make no-bake vegan pie

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

The most important thing for this recipe is the type of tofu. Choose a firm or extra firm silken tofu for this filling so it will have a nice mousse-like consistency for a pie.

Open tofu containers and drain and press the water from the tofu.

Add the first 4 ingredients (5 if using peanut butter or PB2) to a blender and blend until smooth. Using a dry sweetener will make the pie more firm.

vegan mousse in vitamix blender

Using a dry sweetener will make the pie more firm. It may be necessary to add a splash of plant milk such as almond or soy milk to the blender to allow it to blend well, but don’t add more than a few tablespoons because you want this to be nice and thick.

Vegan pie crust options

Once the mousse is blended well, pour the chocolate mixture into a vegan graham cracker crust, or try my new oil-free chocolate pie crust. It is both vegan and oil-free.

vegan chocolate pie crust in white pie dish on wooden cutting board

The finished crust is only lightly sweet and, in my opinion, it’s even better when the pie is made the day before because the pie filling has a chance to marry-up with the crust flavors. Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust is another great option.

Place the pie in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to firm up. Serving the next day is perfect!

Top with fresh berries or non-dairy chocolate chips and serve chilled. I have a newer recipe for Homemade Vegan Whipped Cream that really takes this mousse over the top!

slice of vegan chocolate pie on white plate

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!

Chocolate Vegan No-Bake Pie

Your Vegan Pie Questions Answered:

  • Q: What kind of sweetener should I use? I recommend using a dry less refined sweetener like sucanat or Turbinado. Liquid sweeteners like agave will cause the pie not to firm up as much as needed.
  • Q: Can this be made without tofu? 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. 
  • Q: Where can I find non-dairy chocolate chips if I want to use them as a topping? My favorite brand is Enjoy Life, and they can be ordered online and found in many grocery stores.
close up of chocolate vegan pie in white pie plate topped with mint leaves and blueberries

*Originally published August 2015.

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4.65 from 56 votes

No-Bake Chocolate Vegan Pie

Author: EatPlant-Based.com
This vegan 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 it's so unbelievably creamy and sweet!
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 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 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pie crust
  • Fresh berries for topping, optional
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter or PB2, optional

Instructions

  • The most important thing for this recipe is the type of tofu. Choose a firm or extra firm silken tofu for this filling so it will have a nice mousse-like consistency for a pie.
  • Open tofu containers and drain and press the water from the tofu.
  • Add the 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. It may be necessary to add a splash of plant milk such as almond or soy milk to the blender to allow it to blend well, but don't add more than a couple of tablespoons because you want this to be nice and thick.
  • Once it has blended well, pour the chocolate mixture into a graham cracker crust or try my new oil-free chocolate pie crust.
  • Place the pie 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 it in the freezer for an hour or so. I really like it slightly frozen.
  • Top with fresh berries or non-dairy chocolate chips and serve chilled.
  • This recipe can also be served in bowls as Chocolate Mousse.

Video

Notes

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q: What kind of sweetener should I use? I recommend using a dry less refined sweetener like sucanat or Turbinado. Liquid sweeteners like agave will cause the pie not to firm up as much as needed.
  • Q: Can this be made without tofu? 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. 
  • Q: Where can I find non-dairy chocolate chips if I want to use them as a topping? My favorite brand is Enjoy Life, and they can be ordered online and found in many grocery stores.
Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust is another great pie crust option.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 125mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g

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41 Comments

      1. thank you. It’s not soft. it’s just regular silken tofu . there was soft and then there was non-silken but also it was firm. so I just grabbed the regular silken instead cuz I didn’t know if we can use regular firm

    1. Tracey- The shelf-stable silken tofu isn’t packed with much water, so it doesn’t need to be pressed. The cold produce section tofu is the one that will need to be drained and pressed.

  1. Hi there… I live in an area where I can not purchase the silken tofu. Could I use the soft tofu instead,for this recipe?

  2. I made this but instead of cocoa powder, I only used PB2 (and I did use more of it), it was really good with your chocolate crust, and I made a chocolate ganache topping!

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