Create Simple Yet Stunning Desserts with this Indulgent Raw Chocolate Pie Crust!


If you loved my Delicious Raw Vanilla ‘Cheezecake’ with Orange Berry Sauce, try this alternative base for a chocolate twist! You can also just top with fruit, in countless combinations, or use it as a delicious base for whatever topping you’d like!


  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1 ½ cups dates, chopped
  • ⅔ cup 100% cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2-4 teaspoons water


  1. Place almonds in a food processor and grind until somewhat fine.
  2. Add pecans or walnuts and grind until somewhat fine.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, excluding the water.
  4. Add water until the dough is no longer flaky but just until the dough holds slightly together.
  5. Line a 9” springform pan with waxed paper.
  6. Add your dough to the pan and spread over the bottom and up the sides. Press firmly.
  7. Leave as-is for a raw crust.
  8. Enjoy!


Tina Turbin

Tina Turbin is an award winning recipe developer and well-known Celiac advocate who researches and writes about the benefits of clean eating and adopting a healthy lifestyle, while implementing grain-free and dairy-free recipes into one's diet. She is the Founder of and has written numerous award-winning eBooks, articles for major publications, and an award-winning children’s title, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy.