Dark Chocolate Pistachio Pralines

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January 14, 2018 7 Comments

These dark chocolate pistachio pralines are seriously addictive—you can't just have one!

If you love pistachios then this recipe will quickly become a new favourite. I’m not exaggerating when I say that these Dark Chocolate Pistachio Pralines are absolutely divinethey are hands down better than any store-bought pralines I’ve ever tried. The best part? They’re made with a handful of simple, wholesome ingredients with no processed junk in sight.

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Pralines

While they’re inspired by the decadent chocolate pralines you see in shops, I nixed all the stabilizers, processed sugars, corn syrup and emulsifiers found in the store-bought version. These are essentially made with only five main ingredients and Fit Mixes Chocolate Chia Protein Ball Mix for the chocolate layer. A soft pistachio cream serves as a base to a  fluffy chocolate layer, then the whole thing gets drizzled in antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.

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It’s ok to indulge every once in a while as long as you nourish your body with essential nutrients you need to thrive. These Dark Chocolate Pistachio Pralines make for a delicious sweet afternoon treat ord great homemade gifts for those who cherish all natural ingredients. Enjoy all of the good but none of the bad stuff. These are:

  • raw
  • vegan
  • paleo
  • creamy
  • addictive
  • guilt-free
  • divine

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Pralines

If you love dark chocolate pralines, you might also like my Dark Chocolate Cherry Bomb Truffles.


Dark Chocolate Pistachio Pralines

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Pralines

These dark chocolate pistachio pralines are seriously addictive—you can’t just have one!

  • Author: Zoe
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 4-6 hours to set
  • Total Time: 4 -6 hours and 30 mins
  • Yield: 14 pralines 1x



For the chocolate layer:

For the pistachio layer:

  • 2 cups soaked pistachios (soaked in water for 46 hours or overnight)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean essence

For the coating:

  • 1 cup dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp cacao butter


  1. For the chocolate layer, mix all ingredients together until a sticky dough forms.
  2. Press into small lined baking dish (15cm/or 6″ square).
  3. For the pistachio layer, add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Evenly spread the pistachio layer on top of the chocolate base and place in freezer to set for 4-6 hours.
  5. Once frozen, remove from tray and cut into small bite-sized slices.
  6. For the chocolate coating, melt chocolate over double boiler.
  7. Once meted, add in cacao butter and stir until fully melted.
  8. Move the melted chocolate away from the stove and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  9. Once it’s cooled down, dip each chocolate bar into the chocolate and place on a cooling rack to set.
  10. Once set, transfer to an airtight container and store in fridge.


Tip: You can also make these pralines without the chocolate layer and just enjoy the soft pistachio cream coated in dark chocolate.

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Zoe Lyons

Hey, I'm Zoe and I love food—especially pastel-coloured unicorn food. And I'm also obsessed with food photography. I teach styling and photography workshops in Brisbane. Join the Wildblend lifestyle and community!


  1. Reply


    February 21, 2019

    The chocolate mix seems to consist mainly of ground almonds, cacao powder and ground chia seeds (and some pea protein). How many grams is 1 package? If it were available locally, I might be temped to buy it – but shipping from the US the Europe is terribly overpriced….. So I´d like to recreate the mix myself.

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    Petra Sorbello

    June 9, 2018

    Hi what can i substitute the protein powder for?
    Petra ?

    • Reply


      June 24, 2018

      It’s not protein powder, it’s a baking mix that I used to make the base. You’d have to make a different base altogether. You can omit the chocolate part and just coat the pistachio center and the pralines will still be very delicious.

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    March 8, 2018

    Oh wow, these sound so tasty and they look so impressive!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Reply


      March 8, 2018

      Hi Julia,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 Those pralines sound harder to make than they actually are. You should give them a go. x Zoe

    • Reply


      June 24, 2018

      Thank you so much Julia 🙂


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