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Dairy-free Chocolate-coated Key Lime Coconut Cream Pie

  • Author: Annie
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 210
  • Yield: 1 1x


Cool, creamy, sweet and tart. Sounds like dessert to me! This key lime coconut cream pie has a surprise layer of chocolate on top of the coconutty crust. Dairy-free.




  • 1 cup nut meal (I used almond, left over from making milk)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. date puree

Crust coating

  • 1 cup stevia-sweetened, vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/4 toasted coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. Choffy or finely ground cacao nibs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. agar flakes or powder
  • 1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder mixed with 1/4 cup cool water
  • 12-ounces silken tofu
  • 1 Tbsp. key lime zest
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia


Make the crust

  1. Pour the walnuts into the food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the nut meal and hemp seeds and pulse a few times to combine. Add in the remaining ingredients and process until a moist meal is formed. Pour into deep 9-inch pie dish and use wet hands to pat out the crust until evenly distributed along the bottom and sides.


  1. Line a small baking pan or dish with aluminum foil. Set aside. In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil and chocolate. When smooth, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, Choffy (cacao nibs) and toasted coconut. Spread about half of the mixture along the bottom and up the sides of the prepared crust. On the prepared baking sheet, drop melted chocolate to form small disks – you aren’t going for perfection here. Put baking sheet and crust in the ‘frige while you prepare the filling.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the coconut milk, water and agar to a boil. Boil gently for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the lime zest, silken tofu, lime juice, maple syrup, stevia liquid and arrowroot mixture in a food processor and process until very smooth. When the coconut milk mixture is ready, pour it into the food processor and pulse a few times to incorporate it into the tofu mixture. Pour into the prepared crust and refrigerate until firm, 3+ hours.
  3. Serve garnished with disks of coconut-Choffy-chocolate on top.


  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 416
  • Sugar: 19
  • Sodium: 14
  • Fat: 33
  • Saturated Fat: 13
  • Unsaturated Fat: 18
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 30
  • Protein: 9
  • Cholesterol: 0