Introducing my signature dessert, a buttery cocoa shortbread crust layered with a silky date caramel filling and a decadent chocolate tahini ganache finished off with a tahini swirl in this chocolate tart. Now that’s a mouthful!
If you’re looking to serve something other than a standard holiday dessert look no further because this chocolate tart is for you.
Why You Need To Make Chocolate Tahini Date Tart
It’s super simple to prep and made with healthy ingredients. It will take you about 25 minutes to prep, 25 minutes to bake the crust and another 10 minutes to assemble. The chocolate tart must set in the fridge for about two hours so plan ahead or make the night before.
Let’s Chat Ingredients to Make Chocolate Tahini Date Caramel Tart
The ingredients are simple and you probably have most on hand. You can also shop some of these ingredients right here listed under baking essentials.
The recipe calls for all purpose flour, coconut sugar and grass fed butter.
Butter, sugar and flour?!?!? Yep, there is nothing unhealthy with these ingredients and this is coming from a health coach.
Now to be clear, I am very selective on the brands that I choose and how these ingredients are processed, but overall I do not believe you have to restrict these food items to be healthy.
I’m all about eating real whole foods and most of the time my plate is full of vegetables, fruit and grains but I do believe in a wide range of nourishing foods and this dessert can easily be included to curb your sweet cravings.
Let’s stop focusing on the foods you should avoid and learn to eat without food restrictions while you reach your health goals.
What Makes this so Decadent
- all purpose flour: recipe calls for all purpose flour but almond flour or even a gluten free flour will work just fine.
- cocoa powder: cacao powder can also be used and will not compromise the flavor.
- salted grass fed butter: not all butter is created equal so choose your butter wisely. I haven’t tried but I would think any nut butter would be a great substitute.
- salt: a little salt is added even though recipe calls for salted butter. If you choose to use unsalted butter increase the salt amount to 1/2 tsp.
- egg: flax eggs is another great option and works well with this recipe.
- vanilla extract: my go to extract that compliments just about every dessert.
- dates: nothing compares to the flavor of a date with its natural sweetness.
- coconut sugar: coconut sugar is preferred over standard sugar for its vitamins and minerals as most standard sugars are stripped away from its nutrients.
- milk of choice- full fat is required to give you that nice silky texture when combined with the dates and chocolate mixture. Cashew milk was used this time around but almond and whole milk have been used in the past.
- chocolate chips– not all chocolate is created equal and some are filled with preservatives, fillers and binding agents. Choose wisely.
- tahini– ground sesame paste combined with chocolate and dates is the perfect combo. Sweet, rich and savory all in one place.
The combination of these flavors pair so well together and I can’t wait for you to make this decadent dessert.