No Bake Chocolate Tarts - Delicious Meets Healthy

No Bake Chocolate Tarts

No Bake Chocolate Tarts

These is the perfect paleo chocolate treat for Valentine’s Day topped with fresh berries, orange zest and ground pistachios. You can also flavor the chocolate filling to your own liking – peppermint, splash of amaretto, almond extract. The tarts are decadent, delicious and are loaded with healthy ingredients. You can’t feel bad about indulging in this chocolatey goodness.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than surprise your loved one with a special sweet treat? 🙂

Hope you enjoy them as much as my husband and I did! 🙂 Let me know what you think in the comments below.

What you need

Nut chocolate crust:
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup dates, dried and pitted
1/2 cup cacao powder
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt

Chocolate Filling:
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 Tbsp water
1/2 cup cashews
Zest of 1 orange
4 Tbsp orange juice
berries, for decoration
ground pistachios, for decoration

Preparation

Crust
Process the nuts and dates in a food processor until finely ground. Add the cacao powder, honey, almond butter, vanilla extract and a pinch of sea salt, and process until well combined.

Using your fingers press the dough in the tart pans, pressing it up the sides of the pans. Place the pans in the fridge while you are making the filling.

Chocolate Filing
Combine together cacao powder, honey, coconut oil and water in a medium pan. Heat over medium high heat until coconut oil is melted and ingredients are well combined.

Grind finely cashews in a food processor and add to the chocolate filling mixture. Add orange zest and orange juice and mix well.

Pour filling over crust. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.

Top chocolate tarts with berries and ground pistachios.

Voila! You have an amazing dessert with beautiful presentation!

These chocolate tarts are so tasty and rich, you will never guess they are loaded with healthy ingredients and have no sugar.

No Bake Chocolate Tarts

When it comes to chocolate there are so many choices to choose from. There are numerous brands to choose from. When i make desserts, I prefer to make my own chocolate filling and glaze. Just whip some cacao powder, honey and coconut oil (or grass-fed butter).

Cacao vs. Cocoa Powder

Did you know that cacao powder is different from cocoa powder. They may sound similar but there is a slight difference between the two. Cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume, which means it is raw and much less processed than cocoa powder or chocolate bars. Cacao is thought to be the highest source of antioxidants of all foods and the highest source of magnesium of all foods. It is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, cholesterol-free saturated fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, natural carbohydrates, and protein that make it an excellent source of nutrients. It has been used throughout many cultures for years for health purposes and even used as a high trade commodity.

Cocoa is the term used to refer to the heated form of cacao that you probably grew up buying at the store in the form of cocoa powder.

No Bake Chocolate Tarts

Thanks for reading Delicious Meets Healthy! If you like this post and want to receive FREE weekly email updates with healthy and delicious recipes, sign up for my newsletter. You can also follow me on: Facebook, PinterestInstagramTwitterGoogle+  
No Bake Chocolate Tarts
 
Ingredients
  • Nut chocolate crust:
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup dates, dried and pitted
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Filling:
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ cup cashews
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 4 Tbsp orange juice
  • berries, for decoration
  • ground pistachios, for decoration
Instructions
  1. Crust
  2. Process the nuts and dates in a food processor until finely ground. Add the cacao powder, honey, almond butter, vanilla extract and a pinch of sea salt, and process until well combined.
  3. Using your fingers press the dough in the tart pans, pressing it up the sides of the pans. Place the pans in the fridge while you are making the filling.
  4. Filing
  5. Combine together cacao powder, honey, coconut oil and water in a medium pan. Heat over medium high heat until coconut oil is melted and ingredients are well combined.
  6. Grind finely cashews in a food processor and add to the chocolate filling mixture. Add orange zest and orange juice and mix well.
  7. Pour filling over crust. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  8. Top chocolate tarts with berries and ground pistachios.

FB-Insta

Get Free Email Updates!

Subscribe to receive new recipes, exclusive giveaways, behind the scenes and more!

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.