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Let me introduce my absolute favorite chocolate dessert. This Bittersweet Chocolate Tart is decadently rich and creamy. It’s super easy to make. There are only 7 ingredients and no baking required.

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This post is an update from one I did in 2012.

It’s an easy to make dessert, perfect for parties with friends and family.

You’ll love it because…

Deep Dark Chocolate Flavor
Rich and Creamy
Easy to Make
Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free
Super Satisfying

Raw Chocolate Tart ForkI love sweets.  Yes, it’s true, so in order to satisfy the cookie monster inside me I like to have a sweet treat every week.  This lets me feel free and satisfied because I can have what I want. Yeah!

In order to stay balanced I make desserts which are healthy and still incredibly delicious.  Now that doesn’t mean I want to eat desserts every day but I love having one or two treats each week.

Raw Chocolate Tart forkThis Bittersweet Chocolate Tart is made with healthy ingredients.

Coconut oil contains Medium Chain Fatty Acids which quickly burn as fuel. They are harder for the body to convert into stored fat, and easier to burn off than long-chain triglycerides.

Coconut and coconut milk contain lauric acid which is a potent antioxidant. It’s a substance found only in breast milk and coconut.

Raw cacao is high in fiber and one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium.

To make the crust, process the walnuts in a food processor until they are chopped.  Add in the dates and cacao powder.   Process until it is sticky.

Raw Chocolate Tart crustPress into an 8″ tart pan. The easiest way, is to do the sides first and work toward the middle.   Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.  Raw Chocolate Tart crust in panTo make the filling: Put the coconut milk, cacao powder, melted coconut oilmaple syrup and vanilla into a food processor or blender. Process to combine evenly.

Pour into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Dust the top with some raw cacao powder sprinkled through a strainer after is has chilled.

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This is one of the best desserts I ever created. It’s a ridiculously creamy chocolate tart you can get on the table without a lot of fuss.

Watch the video to see how to make Vegan Bittersweet Chocolate Tart.

Store it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze.

I like to cut it into slices and freeze.  Then when I need a treat I take it out of the freezer and let it come to room temperature to enjoy a decadent treat.

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Bittersweet Chocolate Tart

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  • Author: Ingrid DeHart -
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


This Bittersweet Chocolate Tart is rich, creamy and full of healthy ingredients. It’s an easy to make delicious dessert that’s vegan, raw, paleo and gluten free.







  1. Process the nuts, in a food processor, until they are coarsely chopped.
  2. Add in the dates and cacao powder. Process until it is sticky.
  3. Press into an 8” tart pan. The easiest way is to do the sides first and work toward the middle.
  4. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.


  1. Wipe out the food processor if there are any pieces left from the crust. Put all filling ingredients in the food processor or blender. Process to combine evenly.
  2. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Dust the top with raw cacao powder sprinkled through a strainer.


Cooking time is chilling time.  No cooking required.

Nutrition information is for 8 servings.

Can be frozen.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Diary Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free

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  • Beverley Wilson says:

    Made this yesterday, absolutely delicious and so easy to make, thank you so much.

  • kirsten says:

    I made this as a special treat for my mom and a “normal” carnivorous, sugar consuming friend and both were so delighted that they refused to believe that I had tricked them into eating something raw, vegan and healthy! This tart is gourmet level but incredibly simple to make. Ingrid, thank you for who you are and what you do!

  • Marie says:

    I was blown away by this dessert recipe, and so was everyone who tried it. It was unlike anything I had ever made before and tasted like it was made in a vegan bakery. I can’t wait to make it again.

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