When it comes to my favourite holidays Easter is right up there with Christmas for two reasons: A) it means eating LOTS of chocolate, plus no one judges your consumption because they too are getting their bunny freak on, and B) who doesn’t love a good hunt where sugary goodness is the prize???
I think my sister said it best “mom had us hunting for Easter eggs up until we were in our early twenties”. And still to this day when I see kids taking part in an Easter hunt extravaganza, it takes every ounce of my being not to hip check one of them out of the way and steal the hidden Cadbury goodness in full view. But we all know how that story ends… For those of you that don’t know my mini egg epic fail, let’s just say I avoid that aisle at the grocery for my own good.
Speaking of epic fails, a few years back around this exact same time of year, I was on a bit of a Green & Black’s kick. I go through phases when it comes to chocolate. I’m currently in the Giddy yoyo phase of my life, but back then Green & Black’s was my jam.
Easter was fast approaching and low and behold doesn’t a package come in the mail for me. What was it you ask? A GIANT Green & Black’s Easter egg. This thing was epic. I kid you not it was bigger than my head (not for the faint of heart) and the chocolate was thick, took a bit of muscle power on my end just to break off a piece. So I thought; I know! I’ll bring this up to my room, get all comfy in my bed and while I continue reading the book I was enjoying at that time (probably a light read like War & Peace) I’ll just break off a piece here and there as a little treat. Well… I’m not sure if I was just really into my book? Or I lost control due to my inner sweet junkie demons, but at one point I reach way down deep into my giant chocolate box only to find there’s no chocolate left. Yep! I had polished off the entire Ostrich size egg in a matter of minutes. I remember laughing and thinking to myself: well at least I don’t feel sick…
Fast forward to that night me trying to fall asleep only my heart felt like it was going to explode out of my chest. Pretty sure I was having a chocolate induced heart attack.
I now avoid the G&B chocolate aisle at the grocery store like an ex after an awkward break up.
All these years you never knew what’s been missing from dessert.
IT’S THE AVOCADO!!!
They’re actually a great go to for those like me that I have a major sweet tooth.
Avocado Key Lime Pie
1 cup almond flour
6 tbsp. unsweetened coconut
6 Medjool dates
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
Salt to taste
2 large avocados
½ cup lime juice
½ cup of maple syrup
½ tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. coconut oil
Zest of 1 lime
In a food processor toss in all of your crust ingredients and then pulse until all of the dates are broken down and it starts to form into a ball. You want the crust to be somewhat sticky.
Next, lightly grease a pie plate with just a little bit of coconut oil then press your crust into the shape you want and then into the freezer it goes to set. I used a smaller pie plate because I wanted the crust just a little bit thicker.
Next toss all of your filling ingredients into the food processor and blend until completely smooth. Make sure you don’t leave any avocado chunks in there; nobody wants chunky key lime pie.
Once your filling is velvety smooth pour into your crust and back into the freezer it goes for about 2-3 hours. Pull it out 20 minutes before you plan on serving just to let it thaw slightly, because once this bad boy is out too long all you get is a green melty mess.
It’s not easy being green but it sure is delicious.