No bake chocolate cream tarts – dairy free

No bake chocolate cream tarts – dairy free

Valentines Day recipe – No bake chocolate cream tarts – gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, grain free, vegan and clean.

 

Come to the dark side with this decadent chocolate lover’s delight. Be seduced by smooth, luscious chocolate cashew cream, ripe cherries, juicy Summer berries and crunchy cacao nibs.

This Valentine’s Day lovers will receive roses, dine in a fancy restaurant or stay home and cook a special meal. Others will send their special someone a card telling them how much they are missed or perhaps receive a card from a secret admirer (do people still do this??)
I remember the first Valentine’s Day card I received from a secret admirer when I was 15. It arrived in the mail and I ripped the envelope open with great anticipation and excitement. It was signed “…a lovelorn”. My mind went into overdrive. Who could this person be? I went to sleep smiling that night and couldn’t wait to tell my best friend Sheree all about it. The next day at school I pulled the card out of my bag and showed it to her. She let the joke last until about lunch time when she told me it was her who had sent it. I could laugh about it later on but at that moment in time I was so disappointed!

As Valentine’s day falls during Summer in Australia you can skip the hot oven altogether and head straight to the fridge with this mostly raw tart. PLUS you will nourish your body at the same time.

The steps are easy and broken down into 3 parts

Part 1: Blitz crust ingredients in a food processor, push them into tart tin and freeze
Part 2: Soak cashew nuts and blitz in food processor along with all chocolate cream ingredients
Part 3: Pour chocolate cream into tart shells, add the berries and cacao nibs or whatever you fancy and dig in!

How simple is that? Now you have no excuse not to make these for a romantic dessert to share with your loved one.

You’ll need 2 loose bottom tartlet tins measuring 12 cm across. Usually found in the baking section of department stores or kitchenware stores or you can get them online at  Kitchenware Direct for a set of 4.

Here’s an overview on what to do

 

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Blitz crust ingredients in a food processor until mixture starts to clump together.
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Push crust into tart pan. Freeze.
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Pour chocolate cream filling into frozen tart case.
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Choose from a variety of fresh, succulent fruit.
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Top your tart with your choice of fruit. Add more toppings like crunchy cacao nibs or crushed nuts plus a flower bud if you like.
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Dig in!
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So creamy and chocolatey.

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Why this is so good for you

 

Cashews reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, help prevent gallstones, help prevent macular degeneration, reduce the risk of colon cancer, increase immunity and reduce the risk of stroke.
Raw cacao powder/cacao nibs protects against aging and cancer, improves digestion, give energy, improves mood, lowers blood pressure and increases circulation.
Rice malt syrup is easy to digest, is not addictive like regular sugar, has less strain on the liver due to being fructose free and is a better alternative when considering your weight then fructose filled sweeteners.
Almonds alkalize the body (good for fighting inflammation), nourish the nervous system, provide good brain function, build strong bones and teeth, provide healthy fats which aids in weight loss, reduce risk of heart disease and help protect against diabetes.
Himalayan salt  contains all of the 84 elements found in your body. It is anti aging, increases hydration, promotes blood sugar health, prevents muscle cramping, strengthens bones, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, helps expel toxins from the body, helps reduce acid reflux and helps the intestines absorb nutrients.
Raspberries help burn fat and promote healthy weight loss, help slow cancer growth, fight aging, help fight arthritis and gout, help develop resistance against infections, help control heart rate and blood pressure, help prevent macular degeneration and help prevent neural tube defects in newborns.
Cherries help prevent colon cancer, reduce the risk of gout, help relieve insomnia, can help relieve pain from osteoarthritis, lower risk of heart disease, reduce risk of diabetes, help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and reduce the risk of stroke.
Blueberries protect against cancer, help slow ageing, help lower blood pressure, help prevent heart disease, help maintain brain function, help improve memory and help fight urinary tract infections.
Blackberries help prevent lung and colon cancer, aid in enhancing memory, prevent osteoporosis, improve eyesight, aids in wound healing, aids in regular bowel movements and improves digestion.

 

Enjoy your special day…

Love, Tash x

 

Valentines Day recipe – No bake chocolate cream tarts

Yield: Makes 2 individual tarts

Ingredients

    For the crust
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 6 pitted medjool dates (or 1/4 cup packed, pitted dates), soaked in hot water for 15 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fine pink Himalayan salt
  • For the cream
  • 1 cup raw (natural) cashews, soaked overnight in cold water or for 20 minutes in just boiled water
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fine pink Himalayan salt
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • To garnish: A selection of ripe Summer berries/fruit of choice

Instructions

    For the crust
  1. Place almonds in food processor and blitz till it turns to a coarse flour
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blitz till mixture clumps together. Divide mixture into 2 balls and push into tart pans. Freeze.
  3. For the cream
  4. Rinse and drain cashews. Place all ingredients in a food processor, high speed blender or smoothie maker with ice crushing blades and blitz till smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour cream into frozen tart case. Top with berries or fruit of choice and cacao nibs or crushed nuts.
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