This vegan and gluten-free chocolate mousse cake has a no-bake date and coconut crust. With a peanut butter swirl, it tastes just like a Reese's®! Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Justin Moldenhauer


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine coconut, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a blender for the crust; pulse briefly to mix. Add dates and process until dates are finely chopped and the mixture starts to clump. Gently press crust mixture into a 9-inch pie plates and place in the refrigerator to firm while you prepare the filling.

  • Combine coconut milk, cacao butter, cacao powder, agave, vanilla extract, and salt in a high-speed blender; blend on low speed until combined; mixture will still be white and chunky. Continue blending on high speed until mixture is slightly hot to the touch, about 3 minutes; mixture will be about 110 degrees F (45 degrees C).

  • Pour filling into the firm crust and return, uncovered, to the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Dollop small bits of peanut butter on top of the filling and drag a knife through to make peanut butter swirls. Refrigerate until set, 4 1/2 hours to overnight. Slice and serve.

Cook's Notes:

Use Medjool or Deglet dates.

Vanilla powder may be substituted for vanilla extract, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; 30.4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 41 mg sodium. 23.1 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition