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Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

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Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart[Raw, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free]

If you’ve ever had a slice of a Dairy Queen ice cream cake, you know that it’s all about the chewy brownie layer. And if you haven’t ever had a slice, you haven’t really lived. It’s been a long, long time since we’ve had one of those cakes around here, but the appreciation for that heaven-sent brownie layer still lingers. That texture is what inspired this dessert. We wanted to create a crust that mimics the brownie layer and then top it with other amazing stuff.

Not really sure what Dairy Queen puts into that layer, and not really sure we want to know. What’s in the past is in the past. What matters is that we’ve created a pretty comparable equivalent and wait for it — it’s easy to make and healthy.

INGREDIENTS [makes 1 – 3″ tart]

1 1/2 c. raw walnuts
2 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
2 1/2 Tbsp. raw agave or honey
1/2 tsp. sea salt

INGREDIENTS [for chocolate layers]

1 1/2 ripe avocados
5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
6 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar
1 vanilla bean
pinch of sea salt

INGREDIENTS [for peanut butter layer]

1/2 c. smooth raw peanut butter
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. coconut palm sugar

Add walnuts, cocoa, and salt to the food processor. Pulse until well combined.

Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter TartAdd the honey and continue food processing until a dough forms. Lightly grease the form with coconut oil. Spoon a portion of the dough into the bottom of the form and use your hands to press it into a flat layer about 1/3″ thick. Place in the freezer while you make the fillings.

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Add chocolate filling ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside

In a separate bowl, mix together peanut butter and coconut oil.

Remove the crust from the freezer, pour a layer of chocolate over the brownie layer, and use the back of a spoon to smooth it out. Then add a layer of peanut butter and gently smooth it out, being careful not to mix the layers. Finally, add another layer of chocolate on top of the peanut butter and smooth it out.

Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

Place the dessert into the freezer and allow it to freeze for 2 hours. Remove, serve, and sinfully enjoy. This dessert is decadence on decadence on gooey, brownie-like decadence.

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Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

Gluten-Free, Raw, Dairy-Free

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 c. raw walnuts
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 1/2 ripe avocados
  • 5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 6 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • pinch of sea salt

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 1/2 c. smooth raw peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. coconut palm sugar

Instructions

  1. Add walnuts, cocoa, and salt to the food processor. Pulse until well combined.
  2. Add the honey and continue food processing until a dough forms. Grease the form lightly with coconut oil. Spoon a portion of the dough into the bottom of the form and use your hands to press it into a flat layer about 1/3″ thick. Place in the freezer while you make the fillings.
  3. Add chocolate filling ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together peanut butter and coconut oil.
  5. Remove the crust from the freezer, pour a layer of chocolate over the brownie layer, and use the back of a spoon to smooth it out. Then add a layer of peanut butter and gently smooth it out, being careful not to mix the layers. Finally, add another layer of chocolate on top of the peanut butter and smooth it out.
  6. Place the dessert into the freezer and allow it to freeze for 2 hours. Remove, serve, and sinfully enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 1586
  • Sugar: 71g
  • Sodium: 691mg
  • Fat: 129g
  • Saturated Fat: 36g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 87g
  • Carbohydrates: 109g
  • Fiber: 26g
  • Protein: 35g

 

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17 Comments
  • Jen
    August 25, 2013

    My sister is gluten free and dairy free and think this would be an awesome birthday cake for her upcoming birthday. I have a few questions though, what type/size of form did you use? Can this be frozen longer and then defrosted and served (a few days)? Where is the best place to find raw pb and the other raw ingredients? Thanks!

    • thefitchen
      August 26, 2013

      We made a small tart (3″ diameter) since it’s just the two of us here! The recipe could easily be doubled or tripled to make a larger “ice cream cake”. It would be fine to make in advance. Just be sure to keep it covered in the freezer to avoid freezer burn and let it thaw for 30-45 minutes before serving because it will be solid! We get our raw pb from a local organic market here in Brooklyn. That would be your best bet as I don’t think commercial grocers carry it. Good luck, we hope she loves it! :)

  • Marie-Eve
    July 18, 2013

    This looks amazing! Will definitely try.

    • thefitchen
      July 18, 2013

      Enjoy it!!

  • Sharon
    July 13, 2013

    I made this last night and it was so rich and delicious! Thanks for posting. My husband and I are trying to be mostly raw vegans and it’s awesome to still have some treats we can enjoy.

    • thefitchen
      July 15, 2013

      So glad you both enjoyed it! It’s such a treat – hard to believe it’s raw and vegan!

  • Leah
    July 12, 2013

    OMG this looks amazing! I am totally making this for our anniversary dinner…dessert :)

    • thefitchen
      July 12, 2013

      What a great idea! A special treat for you two. :) Our anniversary is coming up, too! August 4th.

  • Chris
    July 11, 2013

    This is easily one of the best things that ever went into my face. Ever.

    • thefitchen
      July 11, 2013

      That’s easily one of the best comments. Ever.

  • Megan S
    July 10, 2013

    You make the process so easy to follow. I made the recipe and as I was having a slice my boyfriend mooched a bit – he almost just took my plate to have for himself! I made sure to give him his own slice after that.
    This recipe is a keeper! The flavors go so well together.

  • Wow looks Amazing! Thank you for the inspiration. Keep shining!

    • thefitchen
      July 10, 2013

      Thank you! You made our day. :)

  • jessica
    July 9, 2013

    EDITED!! This is a pretty expensive serving of dessert… at 1.5 cups of raw walnuts per serving and about .5 cup of cacao powder? id have to cut it down into bite size pieces if my whole family were to enjoy this treat. Regardless, it really looks delish!

    • thefitchen
      July 9, 2013

      It’s definitely not the cheapest dessert recipe – not something we would make often! I think it cost us around $8 in ingredients, many of which we bought in bulk and were able to get cheaper. Nevertheless, it’s a decadent, special occasion type of treat!

  • OMG I can’t wait to make this!