Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

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This is delicious. That is all.

This tart is so smooth and rich, but still manages to be free of all sorts of nasties (for me anyway!) like gluten, dairy and refined sugar! I have been using nuts and dates together for a variety of snacks because they are easy to mould into handy shapes, and they are obviously full of goodness, aside from being just plain delicious! So I was really inspired to try making a chocolate tart after seeing this amazing recipe from the girls at Healthyself, using soaked cashews! (Click here to see!)

However, being a mega chocolate fiend myself, I made a few adjustments to make this a little more suited to my own taste buds and to fit my only tart pan! Please check out Healthyself’s page for more nutrition info and to say hi- They gave me this awesome idea so 100% deserve credit for this stroke of genius, and their original recipe is also nice and mild- which is well suited for those who plan on sharing it with not so sweet-toothed friends! However, I think it goes down pretty well either way, as mine was quick to be devoured at the office!

This recipe is super easy- the hardest part was keeping patient while the cashews soaked overnight!

So without any further ado, here is the super easy no-bake, no-fuss recipe:

Filling:

1 frozen banana
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2.5 TBSP agave
4 tsp stevia
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups soaked cashews (soak in water over night before you want to make your tart)
 
Base:
2/3 cup walnuts
2/3 cup almonds
2/3 cup hazelnuts
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup dates
6 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons agave
Pinch of salt
For the topping:
Real Deal Paleo Chocolate, made with Hazelnut butter instead of almond butter; or half and half of each; or made regularly with a few hazelnut chunks thrown in for some crunch!
Method:
1. Soak cashew nuts in water overnight.
2. Mix all the base ingredients together in a blender
Paleo, vegan chocolate hazelnut tart3. Pour the mix into your dish and pat down firmly to stick the crumbs together. Set in the freezer while you make the filling.
4. Blend all filling ingredients except for the coconut oil until smooth
5. Add the melted coconut oil and blend until mixed thoroughly
Paleo, vegan chocolate hazelnut tart6. Spread the filling over the base, pushing it right out to the edges (this can be a bit messy so it won’t look perfectly flat!). Set in the freezer until firm.
Paleo, vegan chocolate hazelnut tart7. Drizzle over the chocolate mixture and top and keep in the fridge until you are ready to devour it (or eat it straight away with berries like I did!)
Enjoy!

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