The Happy Pear are a super cool Irish duo I’ve been following on Instagram for well over a year now, so if you’re not already following them i definitely recommend it! I absolutely love this Salted Caramel Tart- if you can’t tell, I’ve got quite the sweet tooth so I’m always on the hunt for healthier options that are delicious, and this little number is made from nuts and dates. Even better, it’s dairy free and gluten free.
For this simple no bake dessert all you need is a 9 inch-24 cm springform tin, a food processor and saucepan and bowl (for melting the chocolate). It takes around 20 mins to make plus chill time in the fridge to set.
150g raw walnuts
150g raw cashew nuts
100g pitted dates, roughly chopped
1.5 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp coconut oil
300g pitted dates, roughly chopped
150g almond or cashew or peanut butter
10 tbsp coconut oil
1 large pinch of salt
300g dairy free dark chocolate (70%)
1. To make the base layer, blend nuts first to flour-like consistency – then add the rest of the base layer ingredients and blend until you have a bread crumb consistency. Compact really firmly into the base of the spring form tart dish tin ensuring an even spread.
2. To make the caramel layer, blend the ingredients for the caramel layer for 10 minutes until super smooth and caramel-like. Once blended if the mixture is too stiff, add a little more water. Spread a really even layer of caramel on top of the base layer doing your best to give a smooth top for the chocolate layer.
3. Finally, melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and spread over the top to seal the tart. Chill until set.