raw vegan chocolate tart
The other night, after a seriously long day of hard werk, I got home and just wanted something decadent. I didn’t want anything fancy and I didn’t feel like waiting around for an entire chocolate pie to set. Luckily, I am pretty creative in desperate times and I am also very lucky to have a live-in partner that is ready to eat up my craving-induced-mistakes at a moments notice. Thus, this creation was born.
As a fair warning this is an incredibly sweet and rich dessert. I was desperate and wasn’t thinking about nutritional value but I have to say that my body seemed to love it .. I finished about half and then foolishly pushed the other half to the edge of the plate. This is where my dutiful hubby stepped in.
Raw Brownies 
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dates (soak in warm water)
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tablespoons maple syrup (non raw)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Place walnuts alone in your food processor and process until the walnuts become small and crumbly. Add the (drained) dates and process again until the mixture sticks together and the dates are well processed. Add the remaining ingredients and process again until the mixture is incorporated.

Dump the mixture into a small tart pan, pressing up on the sides to build walls to hold in the filling. Set aside while you make the filling.

Raw Chocolate Filling
1/2 cup dates (soak in warm water)
2 T raw cacao powder
2-4 T cold-pressed coconut butter
2 T cup of reserved date water

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend. Blend, scraping down the sides if necessary, to get a velvety consistency. This is one of those recipes that really makes use of the power of a high-speed blender.

Pour over the top of the crust. I placed mine in the fridge while I got out of my werkin’-girl clothes and into some comfy sweats. It set up just enough that it was still gooey but not runny.
Adjust the amounts as need, any combination of these ingredients will work! Enjoy!

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