No bake ganache tart infused with freshly brewed espresso and orange nestled overtop a seed and nut crust. This is a simple chocolate dessert that’s naturally sweetened, has no egg and no added sugars and it’s also vegan friendly!
If you’re looking for a quick dessert that’s simple to make, is somewhat healthy, doesn’t require extreme baking and layering, and of course has chocolate well this is the tart for you. The creamy and rich chocolate filling rests on a crust made from walnuts, sunflower seeds, orange zest and is held together with dates. Any chocolate lover will love this dessert. It’s rich, decadent and has a very subtle sweet and citrus taste from the orange that is well complimented by the chocolate. It reminds us a little of a Terry’s chocolate orange.
We’ve been testing out some healthier crust alternatives lately that don’t use any butter to bind it all together and have found this one to be the best. The crust comes together in a food processor which makes it easy to add all your ingredients and dates are a great natural substitute to help ensure everything sticks together. The best way to do this is to soak the dates in a bit of warm water and let them soften for 10 minutes. Add them to the food processor with a bit of water to form a paste like mixture which will act as the binder and finish by adding all the remaining ingredients. It’s as simple as that.
The dessert can be made in advance as it is served chilled and would be perfect for a holiday party. Be sure to melt the chocolate slowly so it melts evenly and doesn’t burn. Our tart is decorated with some candied orange slices and dehydrated citrus wheels. You could decorate with fruit pieces or even make a little bit extra of the ganache filling and dip some orange segments into it and let them dry and place overtop. Get creative!
To note: We used a 14 x 4.5 inch pan with a removable bottom, you can make this in an 9 inch round tart tin if you prefer.