This creamy chocolate avocado tart is made with light chocolate avocado 3-ingredient mousse. And it's piped into a cookie crust that takes only minutes to make!
This no bake chocolate tart recipe is made without cream, with the filling being only chocolate and avocado. And the filling is a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate ganache that is easy to pipe, creamy and so nutritious. And as fudgy as my chocolate fudge recipe and my melt-in-your-mouth vegan chocolate cream pie.
A Healthy Chocolate Tart
Just about every ingredient in this tart is nutritionally sound, as well as dairy-free and vegan. And this is a gluten free chocolate tart since all ingredients, including almond flour in the crust, is naturally gluten free.
Did you know that the avocado is of value to just about every body process? [source] Quality chocolate is also nutritious, rich in fiber and magnesium. And dates provide iron. There are other nutritious ingredients in this recipe as well. I'll list them all for you below.
Ingredients You'll Need
For the crust:
oat and almond flour: You can use all oat flour if you want to keep it nut-free, or all almond flour although reduce by ½ cup if you do.
dairy-free milk: Use your favorite
vegan butter: I use Earth Balance brand
maple syrup: Don't skip this, it's the binder
For the avocado chocolate filling:
avocados: Ripe and soft are best.
chocolate chips: I used Enjoylife semis-sweet mini chips brand
date paste: Make it yourself by blending Medjool dates with water. I normally make a cup; use ½ for the recipe and refrigerate the remaining ½ cup for a week for another recipe.
Also add fun ingredients like vanilla and salt.
Steps to Make
Here is a run-down of my chocolate tart recipe however, you can find a detailed recipe card with more instructions at the end of this post!
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pans by rubbing butter on the bottom and sides of two 10-inch tart pans, and dust with flour. A 14-inch rectangular tart pan would also work.
Step 2: Make date paste. You'll need ½ cup but that's too little to blend, so make 1 cup by blending up 12 dates with ⅔ cup of water. To prepare the dates for blending, set them in just boiled water for 3 minutes prior to pitting and blending.
Step 3: Make The Crust. Use a blender or food processor to combine the crust ingredients. Stop as soon as the mixture is crumbly. If it's too dry, add more milk; too wet, add more flour. Aim for the texture in my images.
Step 4: Press the crust into the coated pans, pushing up the sides with your fingers. (Video coming soon!) Bake the crust for 18 minutes.
Step 5: Make the chocolate avocado filling. Peel and pit the avocados. Melt the chocolate chips in a pyrex measuring cup in the microwave at 1 minute. Stir and microwave again for 10 seconds if unmelted chips remain. Stir in the date paste, vanilla extract and salt until combined. Add the avocados, and put mixture in a blender. Process until creamy.
Step 6: Pipe the chocolate mixture into the baked yet cooled crust. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm. Serve chilled. The tart can be frozen fully-assembled for about 3 weeks as long as it is wrapped in an air-tight way. Or refrigerate it uncovered for 3 days.
If you have ever have trouble with removing a tart shell from a tart pan, I have a tip for you.
PRO-tip: Grease and flour the tart pan even if it has a removable bottom. And be sure to remove the crust before you fill it. It's harder to remove it with the filling in it.
And here is how:
1. Rub the inside of the tart pan with butter, using your finger to be sure the flutes get greased.
2. Then, add to the pan a few tablespoons of flour - it can be the same flour you baked with. Tip the pan to and fro to get that dusting everywhere!
3. Finally tip it over the sink - but don't let the removable bottom fall off! - and give it a tap to release any loose clumps of flour. Now proceed with the recipe. I guarantee you that crust will lift right out.
What is the difference between pie and tart?
Pie crusts are thin, and formed, baked and served in a pie pan. A tart crust is more cookie-like and tarts are often made in a tart pan, removed from it and served on a dish.
Why did my chocolate tart not set?
The beauty of an avocado chocolate tart is that avocado will always help your tart filling set. Unlike dairy fillings which may or may not have issues solidifying.
Can you freeze chocolate tarts?
An avocado chocolate tart can be frozen if wrapped in a sealed container for about 3 weeks before it begins to dry.
Are Tarts French?
The word "tarte" is of French origin and describes a pie-like dessert that has no cover, according to Wikipedia.
Other Mousse Recipes
- Chocolate Avocado Mousse
- Chocolate Avocado Mousse Cups
- Chocolate Mousse Cake
- Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie
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Chocolate Avocado Tart
Chocolate Filling Ingredients:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Prepare pans by rubbing butter on the bottom and sides of two 10-inch tart pans, and dust with flour. A 14-inch rectangular tart pan would also work.
- Make date paste. You'll need ½ cup of paste but that's too little to blend, so make 1 cup of paste by blending up 12 dates with ⅔ cup of water. To prepare the dates for blending, set them in just boiled water for 3 minutes prior to pitting and blending.
Make The Crust
- Use a blender or food processor to combine the crust ingredients. Stop as soon as the mixture is crumbly. If it's too dry, add more milk; too wet, add more flour. Aim for texture in my images.2 cups almond flour, 1 ¾ cup oat flour or more almond flour, 2 tablespoon dairy free milk, ⅔ cup butter, 2 tablespoon maple syrup, ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Press the crust into the coated pans, pushing up the sides. Poke the bottoms with a fork so the crust doesn't bubble up as it bakes.
- Bake the crust for 18 minutes.
- When it's ready, remove from oven and sit the pan on a wire rack to cool to room temperature - about 30 minutes. You can refrigerate the pan if you want to speed the cooling process up.Do not remove the tart from the pan yet or it will break. If the bottom has bubbled up at all, gentle press flat while it is still warm with the bottom of silver measuring cup or other flat bottle.
- After the crust cools, remove the shells from their pans, set on parchment-lined cookie sheets or serving trays. Refrigerate the shells while you make the filling.
Make The Chocolate Filling
- Peel and core the avocados.3 medium avocados
- Melt the chocolate chips in a pyrex measuring cup in the microwave at 1 minute. Stir and microwave again for 10 seconds if unmelted chips remain.2 cups chocolate chips
- Stir in the date paste, vanilla extract and salt until combined.½ cup date paste, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch salt
- Add the avocados, and put mixture in a blender. Process until creamy. Taste-test here. Depending on the brand of chips you use, you may need to sweeten it more at this point. To sweeten, add a tablespoon of date paste at at time, process and taste again until you are happy with the flavor.3 medium avocados
Remove & Fill Tart Crust
- When the chocolate filling is ready, it is time to fill the tart.
- If you haven't yet, remove the tart crust by pressing upward on the center (removable) panel, and gently transfer it to a cookie sheet.
- Add filling to a piping bag with tip. I used a large open star tip.
- Pipe the chocolate mixture into the baked yet cooled crust. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
- Serve chilled.
- The tart can be frozen fully-assembled for about 3 weeks as long as it is wrapped in an air-tight way. Or refrigerate it uncovered for 3 days.