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Murielle Banackissa

Date Sweetened Double Chocolate Tarts

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1 hour 30 mins Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins Refrigeration time: 1 hour
Serves 4

Rich, chocolatey, date sweetened, gluten free and nut free, this vegan dessert is sure to conquer all the chocolate lovers out there! 



  • 1 ¼ cup tigernut flour
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil , at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • ½ cup packed pitted medjool dates
  • 150 g silken tofu
  • ½ cup chopped dark chocolate (at least 70%. I used 85%), plus more for topping
  • 4 tbsp full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • ½ tsp instant coffee , optional
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Fresh berries , for garnish

Prepare the crust:

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  2. Step 2

    Make the crust by adding tigernut flour, salt, and cacao powder into a bowl. Mix until combined.

  3. Step 3

    Add coconut oil and maple syrup and incorporate using a fork.

  4. Step 4

    Divide the mixture between 4 tart tins and press the mixture evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of each tart tins.

  5. Step 5

    Poke crust with a fork and place in the oven to bake for 8 minutes.

  6. Step 6

    Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Prepare the filling:

  1. Step 1

    Prepare the filling by adding the medjool dates into a bowl. Cover with boiling water and let sit for 10 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Drain water (you can keep it to use in smoothie or oatmeal recipes), gently squeeze the water out of your dates and transfer into a high speed blender along with the rest of the filling ingredients.

  3. Step 3

    Blend until smooth, scraping the sides as needed.

  4. Step 4

    Divide the chocolate filling between the 4 tart tins. Smoothing out the top.

  5. Step 5

    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  6. Step 6

    To serve, remove the tarts from the tart tins and garnish with fresh berries and more chopped dark chocolate.

  7. Step 7

    Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

Common Questions & Swaps

  • Can I swap the dates with another sweetener? I have not tested the recipe with another sweetener so I could not say if the result would be the same if you used maple syrup for example.
  • Do I need to use dark chocolate? I would say yes. The dates add a lot of sweetness and I feel like if you would use a chocolate below 70% your tarts will end up overly sweet.

  • Can I use another nondairy milk? I think so. There is not too much of it in the recipe so you should be ok using any other nondairy milk. Just make sure it is not sweetened.

  • Can I use medium or firm tofu? No. The silken tofu is what makes this cream so deliciously creamy.

  • I don’t have tigernut flour, can I use something else? I think almond flour would be a great substitute here.  

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Tarts plated in plates surrounded by chocolate filling and berries
Overhead shot with 6 mini tarts
Tart cut in half with juicy blackberry in the middle.

How are we already in August?

It feels like the past two months have simply flown by for me. I have not been able to be as consistent in publishing recipes as I would hope to, but life happens and I think it is important to be kind to ourselves when we don’t hit every single goal that we set for ourselves.

I actually created these tarts quite a while ago (at the beginning of the month), but with all the projects I was working on and the deadlines I had to meet, they kind of stayed on the back burner.

It is ok, because now we are here!


Let’s talk about these beauties. These tarts are absolutely heavenly! They are basically all I would want in a dessert and more. They are…

Sweetened with dates
Nut free

I have been making very tasty chocolate pots de crème for a little while using dates and silken tofu and the texture has been so creamy and rich that I really wanted to incorporate my recipe in a full dessert. After putting aside the idea of using this rich chocolate cream in a crepe cake (which by the way would be EPIC), I settled on these mini tartelettes.

Well on that note, these tarts are seriously worth the try! They are not too complicated to put together and are sure to make your tastebuds sing.

If you do try this recipe, please share it on social media and tag me (@muriellebanackissa).

Have a wonderful week my friends!

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