CHOCOLATE MINT CREAM TARTS
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This Vegan Chocolate Mint Cream Tart recipe is an excerpt from Crystal Bonnet’s new book The Art of Raw DessertsCrystal is a raw food chef, instructor, and cookbook author.

Vegan Chocolate Mint Cream Tarts

These tarts are simple yet elegant. Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite flavor combinations. We use food-grade peppermint essential oil to achieve a lovely mint flavor, but you can use mint extract instead. Moringa powder is used as a natural superfood color to create a pastel-green color in the mint cream filling.

What You’ll Need

Cacao Coconut Crust

Mint Cream

Assembly

 

CHOCOLATE MINT CREAM TARTS

Chocolate Mint Cream Tarts

5 from 2 votes
These tarts are simple yet elegant and easy to make!
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Author: Crystal Bonnet

Ingredients

Instructions

  • CACAO COCONUT CRUST
  • In a food processor, process the almonds, coconut, cacao powder and powdered coconut sugar together until the mixture resembles coarse flour. Add the melted cacao butter, coconut nectar and vanilla, and process again until the mixture starts sticking together. Do not overprocess the mixture, or you will start to release too many oils from the almonds and coconut.
  • Using your fingers, divide the crust mixture equally among three 4-inch (10-cm) round tart pans with a removable bottom and use a small spoon to even out the bottom of each crust. Set them aside at room temperature while you make the filling.
  • MINT CREAM
  • In a blender, blend together the cashews, almond milk, coconut nectar, sunflower lecithin (if using), moringa powder, peppermint essential oil and vanilla until smooth. Add the melted cacao butter and blend again until well combined. Pour the mint cream into each tart pan and gently pat the tart pans on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  • ENROBING DARK CHOCOLATE
  • In a stainless steel or heatproof glass bowl, combine the cacao butter and cacao paste and melt them down using the bowl over bowl method, being careful not to burn the chocolate. While the bowl is still over the heat, add the coconut nectar and vanilla and stir until combined.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and let the chocolate sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to cool. If you use it while it is still hot, the recipe you’re enrobing will melt. Transfer the chocolate to a small bowl for enrobing.  To remelt the chocolate, follow the instructions for the bowl over bowl method.
  • ASSEMBLY
  • Make or melt the enrobing dark chocolate and transfer the melted chocolate to a squeeze bottle or piping bag for decorating. If using a piping bag, cut a small hole on the end of the tip. Create horizontal lines a scant ¼ inch (6 mm) apart on top of the mint filling. Using a toothpick, run the toothpick through the horizontal lines vertically, going in opposite directions, to create a beautiful design.
  • Chill the tarts in the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours. Thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes, slice and serve. Store in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Notes

PRO TIP:
The tart pans do not need to be lined since we are not using any sticky ingredients, such as dried fruit. Once the crust is set, it will pop right out of the mold.
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Reprinted with permission from The Art of Raw Desserts by Crystal Bonnet. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photo credit: Crystal Bonnet. Click here to order a copy.

About the Cookbook

Get ready to take your raw dessert game to the next level with this collection of insanely delicious and nutrient-packed vegan recipes. Professional raw chef and culinary instructor Crystal Bonnet shows you how to make plant-based treats with fresh, creative flavors―from earthy lavender truffles to refreshing mint cream tarts. Her straightforward directions make it easy to create fluffy cakes, gooey brownies and perfectly creamy chocolates using your dehydrator, freezer and other conventions of the raw kitchen. From beloved classics to desserts you never thought could be enjoyed raw, here are just some of the delectable recipes you’ll find:

  • Three-Layer Tiramisu Cake
  • Chocolate Mousse Cake with Cherry Jam
  • Blackberry Ginger Lime Zebra Cheesecake
  • Pecan Pie with Rosemary and Orange
  • Banana Cream Pie with Gingerbread Crust
  • Mocha Donuts with Espresso Glaze
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Shortbread Cookies
  • Strawberry Rose Pistachio Cream Slice
  • Double Chocolate Red Velvet Brownies
  • Hawaiian Sunshine Crumble Squares

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