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World vision’s raw chocolate tart

Serves   10
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 0

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Tart shell

  • 250g almonds
  • 100g raw cashews
  • 200g dates
  • 40g baking cocoa
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 40g coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • 3 large, ripe avocados
  • 1 block Whittaker’s Dark Ghana, melted (or Whittaker’s Creamy Milk)
  • 50g coconut oil, melted
  • 70g Fairtrade baking cocoa
  • 100g organic maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Fresh berries, to serve (optional)


For the shell:

1. Slowly melt the chocolate and coconut oil, so that it is cool by the time you need it for the ganache filling, then make the base.

2. Blend nuts and dates together in a food processor until almost a couscous texture.

3. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse a few times until combined. The mixture should hold together well.

4. Line the bottom of a spring form tart tin with baking paper and press mixture evenly into the bottom and sides, not allowing it to build up in the corners. Place in the freezer to harden while you’re making the ganache filling.

For the filling:

1. Place all the filling ingredients in a food processor then blend everything until really smooth, you don’t want to see any chunks or texture.

2. Taste, and sweeten if necessary. The flavour will change a lot once chilled, it will be a little less sweet than the room temperature mix so if its only just sweet enough for you, add a little more sweetener and once chilled you won’t be able to taste any trace of avocado.

3. Pour the ganache into the tart shell and smooth with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Refrigerate 1-2 hours until set, or if you're impatient pop it in the freezer for 45 minutes. The key to using avocado in desserts is making sure it’s well chilled when served

4. Serve chilled with grated chocolate and fresh organic berries.