Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Pie
Not to toot my own horn, but this recipe is pretty damn delicious, plus it's both gluten free & vegan.Try it out for one of your festive parties this holiday season & wow everyone there!
1 bag Fit Joy Pretzels (5oz.)
1/2 cup coconut oil - I like Dr. Bronners!
2 tbsp sugar
2 cups unsweetened dark chocolate
1 can coconut milk - I like Natural Grocers organic coconut milk
2 tbsp crushed peppermint (get some extra to top with peppermint)
1 can unsweetened coconut cream - I like Native Forest's organic coconut cream
Himalayan pink sea salt (optional to top or mix in with crust)
I think this recipe is better when you make it the day before so the filling really has time to settle - if you're saving it, place in the fridge after the pie has sat in the freezer for 1 hour with the filling in it.
Step 1: The Crust
Pour your bag of Fit Joy Pretzels into the food processor & pulse until they become a crumble
Once your pretzels are nice & crumbly, add a half cup coconut oil & sugar to the food processor
Mix all of your ingredients together & then press this mixture into a pie pan to mold crust
Once you've molded your pretzel crust to the entire pie pan, place your pan in the freezer for 3 hours to create a solid crust
Step 2: The Filling (make once the crust has been freezing for 3 hours)
Empty your can of coconut oil into a microwave-safe container & microwave for 3 minutes
While the coconut milk is microwaving empty your 2 cups of dark chocolate into a bowl
Once the coconut milk is done microwaving, add coconut milk to the bowl of chocolate & let sit for 3 minutes
Once the 3 minutes is up, wisp the chocolate & coconut milk mixture together until it's well blended
Once the chocolate & coconut milk are fully mixed together pour the mixture into the pie pan & return to the freezer for 1 hour (store in the fridge after 1 hour)
Step 3: The Topping
Blend 1 bag (10 bites) of JOJO's Peppermint Pretzel Bites into your food processor until they are crushed
Once Peppermint Pretzel Bites are crumbly, pour in coconut cream & pulse until everything is mixed together
Once your topping is well blended, you can either spread it all over your pie to serve or put it in a container to dollop onto each slice - I'm a dollop gal myself!
This pie is also a scrumptious low-sugar snack as the coconut cream & dark chocolate are both unsweetened, while the JOJO's Peppermint Pretzel has less than 1g of sugar per bite. You'll be even more impressed once you taste the pie! Enjoy & Happy Holidays!!