Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts

A really fun dessert for friends this summer!

Makes one large tart or 12 small ones:

For the filling:

– 2 cups of hazelnuts or pecans

– 1 cup of dates

– 1 avocado

– 2-3 tablespoons of raw cacao

-1/2 a cup of pure maple syrup

For the tart:

– 2 cups of ground almond flour

– 1 cup of pecans

– 1 cup of dates

– 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup

To make the filling place the nuts in a food processor and allow them to blend into a nut butter, this should take about 5-10 minutes depending on the strength of your processor. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend again until a smooth, creamy chocolate paste forms.

Place the filling to one side and begin the pastry. Place the almonds and pecans into the food processor and blend until a sticky flour forms, it’s just more than a flour but not as sticky as a nut butter, this should take a couple of minutes. Then add the remaining ingredients for another minute.

Grease one single baking tin or ten littles ones with coconut oil and fill it with the pastry mixture, using a spatula to compress the mixture so that it’s nice and thin. Then bake in a 190C oven for about 10-12 minutes, until it becomes golden brown. Remove it and allow it to cool, it will become harder during this time.

Once it is cool then pour in the chocolate filling. Slice, serve and enjoy.