Raw Mini Key Lime Pie’s

Key lime pie is one (of many) desserts I crave in the summers but haven’t had in so long because it’s typically full of dairy and refined sugars.  I was determined to make something that was reminiscent of those tangy, tart, refreshing and creamy key lime pies.

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The ingredients are so simple and theres no need to soak any cashews overnight. I use avocados instead because 1. they are so creamy 2. they are green and so are limes and it just made sense, ok?

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Those crusts though…

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Ready for the freezer!

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Such a perfect little bite.

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The avocado lime filling is so smooth and creamy. The sweet honey and tangy lime juice balance one another out perfectly. Mmmmm…

Ingredients (makes 4)

Crust:
1/2 cup raw walnuts
5 dates, pitted
2 tbsp shredded coconut
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Filling:
1 medium avocado
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp raw honey (sub maple syrup to be made vegan)
juice and zest of 2 limes (1/4 cup lime juice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt

Directions:
1. Put the crust ingredients into a food processor and pulse until there are no chunks and you are able to mold the mixture in your hands. If it’s not sticking then pulse a few more times or try adding a splash of water. Remove from the food processor and set aside in a bowl. Try not to eat all of it.
2. For the filling, put all the of ingredients into your food processor and process until smooth. Taste it and decide whether you’d like it more sweet (add honey) or more tart (add more lime juice).
3. Line a muffin tin with 4 muffin cups. Divide the date mixture evenly among the cups and press to create a mini compact crust. Then spoon the filling on to the crust. If you have extra filling then just pour it into another muffin cup for a crustless version…or just eat it right then and there with a spoon. Top with a sprinkle of shredded coconut and some lime zest, if desired.
4. Place in the freezer for at least a couple of hours or until solid. I like to let them sit out for 10 minutes to soften up a bit, but they are also good straight from the freezer.

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