Double Chocolate Mint Tart

This double chocolate mint tart begins with a flaky chocolate crust that cradles decadently dark peppermint ganache, followed by sweet slices of seasonal strawberries and cooling bites of fresh mint.

Double Chocolate Mint Tart

Crust:

  • 1 & 3/4 cups fine almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons 100% raw cacao powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil, melted (plus extra for coating tart pan)
  • 1 tablespoon full-fat nut milk, such as my homemade cashew milk

Ganache:

  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons nut milk, such as my homemade cashew milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups 100% raw cacao powder

Toppings:

  • 5-6 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/8 cup mint tops

Equipment:

  • Oven: preheated to 350 degrees F
  • 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom
  • Fork
  • Food processor
  • Blender
  • Spatula 

Instructions:

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, lightly coat a 9-inch tart pan (with removable bottom) with extra coconut oil. 

To make the crust, begin by mixing together the flour, raw cacao, cinnamon, salt, syrup, coconut oil and cashew milk in a food processor or knead the ingredients together in a bowl. 

To set the crust, press the dough evenly into the bottom and sides of the tart pan. Then, bake the dough for approximately 20 minutes, until firm to the touch. Half-way through cooking, rotate the tart in the oven for even heat distribution (and even browning). Remove the tart from the oven, then let the tart crust cool completely.

To make the ganache, blend the listed ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Pour the ganache into the chilled tart shell, smoothing the surface of the chocolate with a spatula. Finally, arrange fresh, sliced strawberries across the top and the tops of mint leaves.

Store this double chocolate mint tart in the refrigerator until ready to consume.

Double Chocolate Mint Tart

Notes:

  • When choosing 100% raw cacao powder, consider brands like Navitas Organics, which focus on regenerative agriculture.

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