Chocolate Tarts: Vegan, Paleo AND Sugar-Free {AKA Heaven in a Tart}

I am a typical girl in that you can drown me in a bath of chocolate and I wouldn't fight my way out. 

Since, going on a no cane sugar diet for some health reasons I've been on the hunt to satisfy my TERRIBLE chocolate sweet tooth. Which has resulted in making my own chocolate chips, that taste good but bake horribly, and making a few other weird things on a monthly bases. But I've grown sick of these recipes. Then, l I found this one. Let's just say we are new BFFs.

Ok, ok, now for the recipe of 5-ingredients, yes only five! Cocoa, cashew or almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil and salt! (Note if you don't have cashew or almond flour you can make your own in the food processor...um, you can google it if you aren't sure how.)

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups cashew flour (the orginal called for almond but I had cashew and it worked great!)
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder (thanks Trader Joes for selling $3 cocoa!)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Fudgey Yummy Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

How to make these chocolate tarts: (You'll need a food processor)

Spray four 3" tart pans with coconut oil spray or use a paper towel and coconut oil to coat the side of the pans. Pour all of crust ingredients into the food processor. Blend until all ingredients are well combined. Divide crust into four portions and press crust in the bottom and up sides of the pans. I found using my fingers and turning the pan clean thumbs to be the best method.

 Clean food processor bowl and blade. (Don't forget this step, I know I know I wanted to too.)

Put all filling ingredients into the cleaned food processor. Blend until ingredients are creamy. Divide filling among four pans, spooning over crust. (There will be some filling left which is great to dip pretzels in - you're welcome.) Put tarts in the refrigerator and chill for 2 hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving. Serve cold. I highly recommend sharing as these are SUPER rich and just half or third will satisfy most chocolate lovers like myself. Enjoy!