This easy chocolate ganache tart is velvety smooth and high in protein, iron and fiber! Also no-bake, dairy-free and gluten-free. Nutrition and decadence in one chocolatey package.
Chocolate Ganache Tart
The easiest dark chocolate ganache tart ever, dairy-free, vegan, and so tasty you won't need to know how to store it, it won't last that long in your house!
This recipe is a rich, creamy, chilled dessert that you will be proud of. Best of all, this chocolate ganache tart will make you feel great with all the protein, fiber and magnesium and antioxidants from the cashew cream, dates and cacao!
This particular vegan chocolate ganache tart filling is healthier than traditional ganache.
How to Make Vegan Chocolate Ganache
First let's visit the definition of chocolate ganache. The traditional recipe for chocolate ganache is a 1 to 1 ratio of dark chocolate with heavy cream. Dairy cream. In the case of vegan chocolate ganache, that cream would be full fat coconut milk.
And I add even more nutritiously-rich ingredients to my vegan ganache increase nutrition and to add a fuller flavor profile. For instance, I add cacao powder for fiber, iron, magnesium, and cashews for protein. A traditional ganache recipe can be found here if you are curious to compare to my vegan ganache recipe.
How to Make A Chocolate Ganache Tart
Meanwhile, let's talk about how easy these tarts are to make. The most time-consuming aspect is that you must soak the cashews and dates overnight.
You are doing this to the cashews to break down the phytic acid and enzymes inhibitors to ease digestion. You are soaking the dates to make them softer and thus the tart filling creamier.
Once those are soaked, all you do is blend up the ingredients for the tart crust and press into tart pans. To prep the pans, you can grease them with coconut oil, or not. It depends on the surface of your pans.
Refrigerate those tart crusts, but they are really ready for the filling as is.
Is Chocolate Ganache Easy to Make?
My recipes is. Just blend up the ganache filling. No need to heat and risk that iky skin forming on top. Pour the mixture into the tarts. Refrigerate the tarts for at least 30 minutes before eating.
To store, we have frozen them, in an airtight container and they lasted a month or more without freezer-burn.
Here is the process in pictures!
The recipe is such that the texture of this filling actually splits into two. The top texture becomes a denser dark chocolate ganache. And the middle, a creamier layer. And the bottom crust is my favorite though; it tastes like a chocolate cookie.
How Healthy is This Vegan Ganache Tart?
I will answer that question! Most of the ingredients in this chocolate tart provides nutrition, but I will focus on the primary ingredients, cashews, dates and dark chocolate
Cashews, among the most consumed nuts in the world, are high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and various other nutrients. Specifically cashews contain high levels of magnesium, which supports sleep and muscles. Cashews also provide significant iron and zinc levels.
They are also high in "HDL" or the monounsaturated fatty acids that promote healthy levels of good cholesterol. Cashews also contain small amounts of vitamin E, B-complex vitamins, potassium and calcium. Learn more about cashew's nutritional benefits here.
How Healthy Are Dates?
Dates, typically Medjool, provide several vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants. These nutritional benefits are known for preventing constipation and controlling blood sugar control.
Dates also contain antioxidants which battle disease. Recent studies are examining dates ability to lower inflammation, and specifically support in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
Finally, the use of quality dark chocolate infuses this recipe with fiber, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. Dark chocolate also provides an amazing range of antioxidants according to this study.
Interested in a version of dark chocolate ganache frosting? Visit my recipe here.
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Chocolate Ganache Tart
- Measure out the cashews and dates and set them submerged in separate containers in clean water and refrigerate overnight. You are soaking the cashews to break down the phytic acid and enzymes inhibitors to ease digestion. You are soaking the dates to make them softer and thus the tart filling creamier.Many coconut milk recipes require chilling to separate the fat. NOT this recipe. You want the can at room temperature, and shaken so the fat and milk are combined.
- Blend ingredients for the crust, press into tart pans and refrigerate.
- Blend ingredients for the dark chocolate ganache, and pour into pans.
- Refrigerate tarts 30 minutes before eating. Garnish and enjoy! See, that is so easy!
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients and another immunity-boosting smoothie shot book, 4-Ingredient Smoothies + Juices , due out in January 2021. On this blog you'll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism, editor at The Feedfeed and a nutritional expert at WikiHow. More about Dee Dine here.