Chocolate + Orange
One of my favorite flavor combinations is chocolate with just a hint of orange. So after stumbling upon this recipe over at GLiving, and knowing that I had a new set of cute little tart pans to break in, I just couldn’t resist. What I love about this little double chocolate treat is that incorporates lots of fresh, wholesome ingredients, no baking required. And, while it does need to chill for a bit, it only took me about 10 minutes to put together. It was as good as I had hoped!
Chocolate Orange Tart
adapted from a GLiving recipe by Vanessa Sherwood
For the crust:
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raw pecans
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp. orange zest
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup (or Agave Nectar)
Pinch of salt
Sprinkle of Cayenne
Combine the nuts in a food processor and process until fine. Add the remaining ingredients and process until starting to clump together. Evenly press into mini tart pans and chill for 30-60 minutes.
For the filling:
1/2 ripe avocado*
1.5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1-2 tsps. orange zest
Process everything in a food processor until smooth. Fill tart shells and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours until set.
*Similar to the previously posted chocolate pudding, I used avocado and banana instead of the coconut meat called for in the original recipe because, as I mentioned already, I couldn’t wait to try this and didn’t have any coconuts around, and, frankly, I’m a little intimidated be the idea of trying to crack one open!