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Raw Chocolate Tart

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raw chocolate tart

raw chocolate tart

There are few ingredients that I love more than chocolate.  And anything with pure cocoa powder just gives me sweet chills.  My life is filled with cravings for different tastes and today I was anxious for this healthy yet rich raw chocolate tart.  I saw a recipe at my local Whole Foods made by one of their recipe specialists and I couldn’t resist.

raw chocolate tart 5Best part about this recipe is that it is naturally sweetened with dates.  The walnuts provide moisture and the cocoa powder the ultimate chocolate attack.

more datesI tasted for cocoa powder strength as I added it to the mix and I could have gotten away with eight tablespoons rather than ten as the recipe calls for.  But I went all the way with the ten and it made the taste more intense.

spilling walnutsInitially I thought a tablespoons of the vanilla would make everything too strong but it was actually a necessary addition to bring out the taste of the chocolate even more so.

more cocoa powderBest to chop the dates well so that you have less scraping time down the sides of the food processor bowl.

chopping datesThe chocolate mix is really a dough.  It is thick and your could probably make cookies out of it.  Hmm.  I think I will try that next time.

fudge mixPress the dough into the tart pan and chill.

fudge mix in tartSprinkle crushed pistachios and you have a super sinful chocolate tart

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Raw Chocolate Tart
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Serves: 8
Option: use a 9-inch square baking dish instead of a tart pan. The prep time calls for 4-6 hours to soak the walnuts but you can do this overnight and leave the walnuts soaking longer.
  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 2 cups packed pitted and roughly chopped dates
  • 10 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pistachios
  1. Soak walnuts in cold water for 4-6 hours (or overnight)
  2. Line a 9-inch tart pan with unbleached baking parchment paper
  3. Drain and place walnuts in a food processor and pulse until chopped
  4. Add dates and pulse to chop stopping frequently to scrape down the sides
  5. Add cocoa powder, vanilla and process until mixture is almost smooth and scraping down the sides as needed to keep mixture moving (the mixture will form a ball similar to a dough with small pieces of walnuts and dates
  6. Transfer chocolate dough to tart pan and press evenly with wet fingers
  7. Chill for 2-4 hours
  8. Sprinkle chopped pistachios
  9. Transfer tart to plate or cut slices in place
  10. Sprinkle with crushed pistachios and serve
  11. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve
Adapted slightly from Raw Fudge recipe card at local Boston Whole Foods


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6 Responses

  1. Hi Tabatha! Girl, you know if it’s a raw and chocolate recipe, it’s right up my alley! Don’t you just love the simplicity of raw desserts? The pistachio topping is perfect too!

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