Heart-Healthy Raw Chocolate Tartlets


*** Recipe originally posted on Edible San Diego
chocolate tart, chocolate dessert, chocolate, chocolate mousse, heart healthy dessert


1 cup
pitted dates
2 cup
hot water
1 cup
1 cup
unsweetened shredded coconut
large ripe avocados
1⁄2 cup
brown rice syrup
1 cup
cocoa powder
1⁄4 cup
coconut oil, melted
1 tsp
vanilla extract


Make the Crust Soak the dates in hot water for about 15 minutes, or until they soften. Drain and add the dates to a food processor. Process until creamy. Add walnuts and shredded coconut, and process until a homogeneous dough forms. Divide the dough into six equal portions and press evenly into individual mini tart pans with removable bottoms. Alternatively, line a muffin tin with pieces of parchment paper large enough so that the paper goes over the rim and you can pull the tartlets out easily. Refrigerate dough while preparing the filling. Make the Filling Add avocados, brown rice syrup, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and vanilla to food processor; process until a smooth cream forms. Bring it All Together Fill the pre-made crusts with the avocado filling and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Gently remove the tartlets from the pans, and decorate with fresh berries and mint leaves.