These luscious mini cakes are quickly & easily prepared the day before enjoying. They are a light, relatively guilt free treat and make an excellent no-bake project to have your kiddos help with.
Happy Pi Day!
The moment you realize Pi day is tomorrow and St. Patrick’s Day is a mere few days away and you have no recipes ready! Argh! Especially when your hubby is a math geek and you enjoy making him cute treats on fun days.
And then a pretty fab idea strikes you at the worst possible time – while you’re frantically tidying and preparing lunch no less than 30 minutes before a friend is coming over to eat said lunch. So yes, I rushed through these bad boys. Do I regret it? No, they came together in 15 minutes and taste creamy, dreamy and delicious. Am I bummed the pictures didn’t turn out. Yes, but not enough to retake them 😉
The green didn’t turn out as vibrant I had imagined, and shows up even less in the photographs. However, they look as green as they taste – light and sweet.
Mini Mint Coconut Cream Pies (makes 6 mini pies)
1/4 cup of pecans
1/4 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup of dates, pitted
Place the nuts in a food processor and process until they are broken down into tiny crumbs. Then add the dates and pulse until a mixture forms and sticks together. Divide evenly between 6 cupcake molds and place in the freezer while you make the filling.
1 can of full fat coconut milk, stashed in the fridge overnight
1 tbsp of agave
1/4 tsp of spirulina powder
a few drops of peppermint extract
Open the can of coconut milk and carefully scoop out the creamy top part (reserving the liquid) into a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until it turns into fluffy peaks, a frosting like texture. You may want to gradually add a bit of the reserved coconut water. Remove the cupcake molds from the freezer and evenly divide the filling between the 6 prepared molds. You won’t need the remaining coconut water – you can keep it in the fridge and add it to smoothies. Put the prepared pies in the freezer overnight
These cute little gems are perfect for Pi Day or St. Patrick’s Day… or anytime!