Mexican Chocolate Tortilla Chip Pie

Mexican Chocolate Tortilla Chip Pie | Our Four Forks | #vegan #glutenfree #recipe

Warmer weather (FINALLY) inevitably means less time in the kitchen and more weekends spent outside, exploring new places. A new Mexican restaurant opened up in our neighborhood with great tacos, killer pineapple guacamole and strong margaritas. After spending a bit too much money there too many times (already), we decided to start making healthy Mexican food at home more often.

Whole Foods has almost an entire aisle full of tortilla chips and I’ve been known to spend an obnoxious amount of time reading every label, comparing and contrasting chips. Are they made with organic ingredients? Non-GMO? Certified gluten-free? Preservative-free? I always end up choosing Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips, made with simple, whole food ingredients and I’ve never been disappointed. You can imagine I was pretty psyched when they asked me to develop a recipe using one of their products.

Cinco de Mayo’s around the corner and although I have salsanachos, and (kombucha) margaritas covered, I’d never made a celebratory Mexican dessert. This Mexican chocolate tortilla chip pie is one of the more decadent and delicious pies I’ve ever had. The salty, sweet and crunchy Food Should Taste Good tortilla chip crust is the perfect contrast of flavor and texture to the creamy rich, avocado chocolate filling. It’s got that sweet/savory thing going on that I love (with a little kick of Mexican chile snuck in).

Mexican Chocolate Tortilla Chip Pie | Our Four Forks | #vegan #glutenfree #recipeMexican Chocolate Tortilla Chip Pie | Our Four Forks | #vegan #glutenfree #recipe

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Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

Along with bruschetta, Josh’s culinary claim to fame is peanut butter pie. When his good friend, a vegan, recently turned 30, we decided to test out a healthy vegan version. This is a tall order since the original literally has nothing healthy in it: Cool Whip, Jiffy peanut butter, cream cheese, milk, refined sugar and an Oreo crust. I have to say, I was skeptical that a healthy vegan version of this could taste good, much less taste anything like it’s junky counterpart.

 

I was wrong. Our new version, made with coconut whipped cream, natural peanut butter, agave, coconut milk and a raw chocolate crust is just as good – if not better – than the original. Vegans and non-vegans alike will love this pie and they never have to know it’s good for them.

 

Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

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