18 Dec 2013


I've made variations of this pie/tart/thing a few times now (click here and here for past recipes) and every time the result is a winner with the crowd I serve it to. It's one of those desserts where you can expect the plates to be licked clean. Why? It's simple, really. You have a crust that tastes like butter tarts, followed by the most delicious and healthy chocolate pudding you can imagine, covered in whipped coconut cream and topped off with goji berries. This here's a no brainer, folks - make this recipe immediately.

Technically-speaking, the coconut cream isn't 100% raw because as far as I know, there're no raw brands of canned coconut milk (which is what you need to make it). If this doesn't bother you, let's hug and chow down. If you'd rather keep it all raw, use a cashew cream instead (blend cashews, dates, water and vanilla). See? Everybody gets what they want. Happy happy happy people. I originally made this for a friend's birthday but they seem to have celebrated without me (pfffff not hurt at all) SO it's going towards another good cause; my mom's lunch party with all her lady friends. I hope they enjoy it. They loved it. 


1 cup walnuts
1 cup dates

Chocolate pudding:
1 avocado
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons coconut nectar (or date paste)
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of Himalayan salt
1/4 cup nut milk, as needed

Coconut cream:
See this recipe

To make the crust: pulse the walnuts into powder then add the dates until it all begins to stick together. Press into a lined tart tin (mine was about 8 inches) and put in the fridge.

To make the chocolate pudding: blend all the ingredients together in your food processor until smooth and thick... it should taste a-freaking-mazing. Spread evenly into your crust.

Make the coconut cream, spread it on top of the pudding layer, and put back in the fridge overnight. Serve with goji berries, coconut flakes and cacao nibs. Nom.


Anonymous said...

Its hippy mom , nice recipe Ill be obsessively going thru your recipes to pull some for Christmas , your food is considered gourmet, its so delicious and simple to make. Simple is good...its filling , healthy , impressive, and i can eat all of it and not feel guilty , yet still fill content.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah Merry Christmas you.

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Sweet baby Jesus, that looks good!

Joy Messier said...

This looks delicious!!! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

It is so tasty chocolate pudding tart with coconut milk vegan ice cream.

Anonymous said...

The choc. pecan cake isn't coming together too well for me. I know it's because the spring-form pan I used is too big, but that's all I had. I tried to make more so it'd be thicker, but ran out of dates. Should I try pressing it into a smaller bowl or pan or is it too late you think?

Anonymous said...

Weird, I thought I had commented under the xmas recipe list!

Emily von Euw said...

Hmm did it turn out? It probably would be - or would have been - fine if you had switched to a smaller pan. SOrrry!

Anonymous said...

Turned out okay! I decided just to leave it thin. I thought it'd be too much of a mess to try to transfer or layer it or anything. But regardless of size/shape I'm sure it'll be delicious!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Emily,
Did you use anything else in the crust (cacao powder, black seeds...)? Your crust looks so much darker then the version i just made. , thanks for the recipe!

Emily von Euw said...

Nope, but with raw food, you should expect varying results, because every raisin and walnut, etc. is unique and different :) It's real food! <3

sanam arzoo said...

Yes! you probably did have to be compelled to sign for the package! I nearly incomprehensible that box as a result of the mail guy did not walk to our actual apt door- simply left a note voice communication he was there- at our community mail area. quite weird. Sorry you guys did not get it!
So glad you liked the packaging!
Wedding Chocolate

Maria said...

Emily, just to let you know that I made a small tart using this recipe of yours. Instead of walnuts used almonds for the base. It came out incredibly good. Now I have to make a big one (did't have enough ingredients the first time). Thank you for the inspiration. Maria (in Portugal)