We started by making the crust, then it was time to get that coconut.
After 30 minutes with a sledge hammer, screw driver and scissors we gave up. We bought some unsweetened coconut. Here is the recipe which began with the wonderful recipe from the Minimalist Baker. Small adaptations and the addition of chocolate makes it a 10.
1 cup oats
1 cup raw almonds
2 Tbs coconut sugar
5TB melted coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut and more to sprinkle on top of crust
1/4- 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional, we just LOVE chocolate on everything)
3 Tbs cornstarch
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 can (1 2/3 cup) lite or regular coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup toasted coconut to add (optional) We like it coconutty
2 cans full fat coconut milk refrigerated for 6 hours or more
1/2 tsp vanilla
3-7 Tbs confectioners sugar-depending on your desired sweetness- taste it and see
Heat oven to 350. Grease 9inch pie plate Pulse together all dry crust ingredients (except coconut) in food processor/or vitamix. Add melted coconut oil. Fold together while adding coconut to form a crust that is a bit batter and a bit dough.
Pile dough into pie plate then press down. Sprinkle toasted coconut on top.
Bake for 17-20 minutes till golden brown and delicious smelling.
Take out of over sprinkle chocolate chips and set in fridge to cool.
Before beginning place metal or glass bowl in freezer. this is for next step.
Next, prepare pudding in a saucepan. Add cornstarch, coconut sugar, and whisk in coconut milk. Whisk vigorously to avoid clumping.
Place over medium heat and cook till bubbly..continue whisking. Reduce heat to low and cook for 4-6 minutes. use a rubber spatula to scrape sides constantly. It will appear jiggly when done.
Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and coconut flakes. Place plastic wrap over the top to keep skin from forming. Place in fridge 2-3 hours...till cooled and set.
Gentle scoop out coconut cream from cold cans full fat coconut milk. Leave behind the "water".. (You can cook with this or place in smoothies.)
Place cream in chilled bowl. Whip with hand held mixer for a minute then add the amount of powdered sugar you want. I have also used maple syrup- yummy but different texture. Set in fridge.
Once pudding is completely chilled put half of the whipped cream in the pudding . Blend till just mixed.
Place pudding/cream mixture into chilled crust. Top with rest of whipped coconut cream. Set in fridge for at least 4 hours.
I made mine super early and it stayed in the fridge for 3 days! It was still yummy. You can place toasted coconut on top.
The Sunday night crowd gave it a 9, and a 10 for the chocolate version.
Lukas, the 1 year old, licked every bit off his tray and plate.