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Healthy No Bake Chocolate Fruit Pizza Recipe

A super easy no bake Fruit Pizza recipe that’s gluten and grain free. A fantastic healthy dessert that the whole family can enjoy this summer!
Healthy No Bake Fruit Pizza. A fantastic gluten and grain free dessert for the whole family!

I don’t know about you but sometimes I really struggle to think of healthy dessert recipes and creative ways of getting my children to eat and enjoy more fruit. I love nothing more than a big bowl of fruit salad after a meal but my family don’t share my enthusiasm and would much rather tuck into a sugar-laden chocolate cake instead!

So in an effort to keep everyone happy and eating healthily I came up with this recipe for Chocolate Fruit Pizza.

Healthy No Bake Fruit Pizza. A fantastic gluten and grain free dessert for the whole family!

First up, this is super easy to make and requires no baking whatsoever (my kind of recipe!). The base is made from almonds, dates and coconut oil which together provide an excellent boost of protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, potassium and medium chain triglycerides (i.e. good fatty acids!)

I used used unsweetened cocoa powder to give the base of the fruit pizza a delicious chocolatey taste. You could also use raw cacao powder but just be aware that the quantities will probably be a lot less. Everything is blitzed together in a food processor and then pressed into a springform tin or tart dish and placed in the fridge or freezer to set.

Healthy No Bake Fruit Pizza. A fantastic gluten and grain free dessert for the whole family!

The filling is even easier to make. It is simply cream cheese and greek yogurt mixed together and flavoured with a little vanilla extract and orange zest. You can then use whatever fruit you like or whatever is in season to top the pizza. For a dairy free version you can use whipped coconut cream in place of the cream cheese and greek yogurt.

This is also a great recipe to get the kids involved in making. Letting them choose and chop the fruit and decorate the pizza is a sure way to get them excited about their food.

Healthy No Bake Fruit Pizza. A fantastic gluten and grain free dessert for the whole family!
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Ciara is a UK based food writer and recipe developer. Check out her blog My Fussy Eater or her Facebook page for lots of recipes, hints and tips for feeding picky eaters young and old!

Healthy No Bake Fruit Pizza. A fantastic gluten and grain free dessert for the whole family!

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Fruit Pizza Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 cup – almonds, whole
  • 15 medium – dates, Medjool
  • 2 tablespoon – coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon – cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
Filling:
  • 1/2 cup – cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup – Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/3 tablespoon – orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon – orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon – vanilla extract
Toppings:
  • 1/4 cup – strawberries
  • 1 medium – kiwi
  • 1 medium – clementine
  • 1/4 cup – blueberries
  • 1/4 cup – blackberries
Directions
  1. First, make the base by blitzing the almonds in a food processor until they have broken down into a fine consistency, almost like almond flour. Add the dates, melted coconut oil, cocoa powder and vanilla extract and continue to blitz until the dates have been finely chopped and everything is well combined.
  2. Press the mixture into a springform tin or tart dish and place in the fridge for an hour to set. If you don't have much time then you can put it in the freezer for 15 - 20 minutes.
  3. Make the filling by mixing the cream cheese, greek yogurt, orange juice and zest and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Now spread this mixture onto the top of the pizza base and then decorate with the fruit topping of your choice.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for a couple of hours until you are ready to eat it!

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15 Comments

Marjorie

Looks great! Do you know about how many ounces of dates you used? I buy baking (already pureed) dates at the Mediterranean store & want to substitute them. Thanks for the recipe!

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Nicole F

Hi, my daughter is allergic to coconut, so unfortunately coconut oil is not an option. What oil would you recommend as a sub?

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Natalie Monson

You could use grapeseed oil. We have also started using avocado oil which has a more mild taste.

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Julie

What else could I use in the base that is not nut-based? I’d like to try this for my son’s school, but they have a strict nut-free policy.

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Natalie Monson

Instead of the almonds you can use shredded coconut for a nut free base. About 1 cup should work 🙂

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Teddi

Hi I am making this for my grandkids. My grandson is so very particular and I am afraid if the crust is soft he will not even try it. Have you ever tried baking it to crisp it up a little bit? If so, what temp and how long and did it turn out?

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Teddi

Is it possible to bake this with good results? I have a very particular grandson who may not even try it if he sees that the crust is soft

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We feel like sugar from fruit is much healthier than regular refined sugar. The presence of fiber and nutrients allows the sugar to be moderated and released throughout the day, rather than a straight dose of quick sugar. Much healthier when it comes from fruit!

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Elaine

This recipe looks delicious. I was wondering if the crust be stored in the freezer?

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Leah

I made this for my daughter’s party over the weekend and it was easily the most popular dish. I had so many requests for the recipe that I just shared the link on my FB page.
Even the non-health-conscious sugar-adicts loved it.

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