Vegan Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies (+ Video!)

I present to thee:  Vegan Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies!!!  They are of epic epicness.  You NEED these scrumptious single-serving pies in your life ASAP.

Thanks to Rigoni Di Asisago for sponsoring this post, and thank YOU for supporting the brands that keep Desserts With Benefits going!  All opinions are mine and mine alone.

These 5-ingredient Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies are rich, sweet, and delicious with that classic chocolate-hazelnut flavor we all love so much! The pie crust is buttery and satisfying, and the silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling is purely divine. You’d never know this recipe is all natural and VEGAN! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts with Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

These 5-ingredient Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies are rich, sweet, and delicious with that classic chocolate-hazelnut flavor we all love so much! The pie crust is buttery and satisfying, and the silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling is purely divine. You’d never know this recipe is all natural and VEGAN! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts with Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

These Vegan Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies have the pure essence of rich, sweet, chocolatey, and hazelnutty Nutella, but without the refined bleached sugar, palm oil, and artificial vanilla flavoring.

These 5-ingredient Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies are rich, sweet, and delicious with that classic chocolate-hazelnut flavor we all love so much! The pie crust is buttery and satisfying, and the silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling is purely divine. You’d never know this recipe is all natural and VEGAN! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts with Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Inside of a buttery pie crust, we’ve got a silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling.  And the best part?  These are MINI Chocolate-Hazelnut Pies.

Which (obviously) means…

No need to share!  😉

These 5-ingredient Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies are rich, sweet, and delicious with that classic chocolate-hazelnut flavor we all love so much! The pie crust is buttery and satisfying, and the silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling is purely divine. You’d never know this recipe is all natural and VEGAN! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts with Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

I made these Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies with Rigoni di Asiago’s Nocciolata Dairy Free.  Nocciolata comes in two varieties:  original and dairy free.  I used the dairy free version here to make the recipe vegan-friendly, but both will work!  I’ve tried both varieties and can honestly say DANG Y’ALL, I’m impressed.

You’ve probably seen Nocciolata at Whole Foods.  I know I have.  I really dig the fact that, not only is Nocciolata totally addicting and worthy of eating straight off the spoon, but it’s made with only 7 simple ingredients, including organic cane sugar, organic hazelnut butter, and organic cocoa powder.

These 5-ingredient Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies are rich, sweet, and delicious with that classic chocolate-hazelnut flavor we all love so much! The pie crust is buttery and satisfying, and the silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling is purely divine. You’d never know this recipe is all natural and VEGAN! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts with Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Why buy the other chocolate-hazelnut spread at the grocery store (that’s made with refined bleached sugar, palm oil, and artificial vanilla flavoring) when you’ve got Nocciolata (that’s made with organic cane sugar, zero palm oil, and organic vanilla extract)?!

But seriously.  I can’t think of a single reason.

These 5-ingredient Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies are rich, sweet, and delicious with that classic chocolate-hazelnut flavor we all love so much! The pie crust is buttery and satisfying, and the silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling is purely divine. You’d never know this recipe is all natural and VEGAN! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts with Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

These 5-ingredient Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies are rich, sweet, and delicious with that classic chocolate-hazelnut flavor we all love so much! The pie crust is buttery and satisfying, and the silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling is purely divine. You’d never know this recipe is all natural and VEGAN! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts with Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

So my peeps.  Get your pie on with these Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies.  You will regret NOTHING.

These 5-ingredient Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies are rich, sweet, and delicious with that classic chocolate-hazelnut flavor we all love so much! The pie crust is buttery and satisfying, and the silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling is purely divine. You’d never know this recipe is all natural and VEGAN! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts with Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

7 mini pies

Vegan Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Crusts:
  • 1 Ready-to-Bake Rolled Pie Crust (I used Immaculate Baking Co.)
Filling:
  • 6½ tbs Canned Unsweetened Coconut Cream, warmed**
  • 2oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, melted
  • ⅓ cup Rigoni di Asiago® Nocciolata Dairy Free
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions:

For the Crust:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring the rolled pie crust out of the fridge and let it sit at room temp for about 20 minutes, or until slightly softened (if you unroll it cold, it could tear).
  3. Unroll the pie crust onto a clean surface. Use a 4″ circle cookie cutter to punch circles out of the crust.
  4. Firmly press the pie crust circles into ungreased muffin tin cups. Bake for ~12 minutes, or until golden brown.  Let cool completely.
For the Filling:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut cream and melted chocolate. Whisk until completely smooth.
  2. Whisk in the Nocciolata, then whisk in the vanilla extract.  Scoop the “batter” into the baked pie crust cups and transfer the pan to the fridge.  Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Serve with coconut whipped cream, a healthy dose of melted chocolate drizzled on top, and a generous sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts.  Enjoy!

Notes:

**Or, refrigerate an unshaken can of full fat coconut milk and scoop out a heaping ½ cup of the cream.

Thanks to Marina from A Dancer’s Live-It for this recipe’s inspiration!

All images and text ©.

Watch me make these pies on camera!

These 5-ingredient Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies are rich, sweet, and delicious with that classic chocolate-hazelnut flavor we all love so much! The pie crust is buttery and satisfying, and the silky smooth and creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling is purely divine. You’d never know this recipe is all natural and VEGAN! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts with Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Enjoy!

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– Jess

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12 comments on “Vegan Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Pies (+ Video!)”

  1. Hi,

    Love your page. But FYI- this dessert is not vegan as the pie crust you used and chocolate chips contain milk.

    • The pie crust is vegan. If you looked at the ingredient list on their website, that’s not updated. I triple checked the packaging and it does not contain milk. Also, the chocolate chips I used didn’t contain milk either. If you’re concerned about dairy in your chocolate, get dark chocolate.

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  3. Her comment shows the general distrust of purveyors of pure ingredients who in fact are using ingredients that still have bad stuff in them, knowingly or not. Thank you for being so careful in your ingredient choices and, of course, since you are posting this online for the world to see, you maintain the ethics necessary to also maintain a healthy reputation! Smile. GREAT DESSERT. Thank you so much!

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  5. Actually, her comment is likely based on the fact that you can’t get truly dairy free chocolate chips in regular grocery stores. Or even chocolate bars, for that matter. And even the dark chocolate has some form of milk in them. I know, you can go to specialty stores and find the dairy free ones, that they charge an arm and a leg for. But I looked at every single package in Walmart and a regular store, and all of them had either milk or a derivative of milk in them. Even the dark chocolate. I found a bag of specialty chips at Walmart that they charged almost $5 for. I have no idea what Whole Foods would charge for them, but I’m sure it’s not cheaper. Imagine my annoyance when people on the internet insisted that dark chocolate was vegan friendly, only to find that none of it was.

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  7. Wow these look delicious. So my question is just like, how do you stop yourself from eating them all? Summer is coming and I love making desserts but I also like fitting into pants.

  8. Great recipe but the pie crust is most definitely not vegan. It contains Cultured Whey, I contacted the company and they confirmed this. Whole Foods does offer a truly vegan pie crust, as an alternative!

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