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Overhead view of a chocolate tart topped with caramelized hazelnuts and with 3 cut slices

Chocolate Tart with Roasted Hazelnuts

  • Author: Vicky and Ruth
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This chocolate tart is made with a rich and decadent vegan chocolate ganache and a gluten-free date hazelnut crust. Be ready to experience chocolate heaven! 


  • 1 cup roasted hazelnuts
  • 15 small pitted dates (about 3 oz)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (you can also use agave or honey)
  • 1 1/2 cups good quality chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat canned coconut milk

Hazelnut Crunch:

  • 1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Pinch of salt (optional)



  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Place the hazelnuts in a food processor, and pulse a few times until they're roughly chopped. Add the dates and maple syrup, and pulse until combined, and the mixture sticks together when you pinch it with your fingers
  2. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom and press it down, using your hands, so it comes up the sides. Bake for about 10 minutes, until it starts to brown slightly. Remove it from the oven and let it cool completely
  3. Place the chocolate chips in a large heat proof bowl. Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan until it comes to a simmer. Pour the milk over the chocolate chips, let it sit for about 30 seconds, and stir well, using a whisk, until the chocolate is completely melted. Pour over the crust and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, until set
  4. To prepare the hazelnut crunch, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the hazelnuts, sugar, water and salt in a large non-stick pan. Place it on the stove over medium-high heat and stir well. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the water evaporates and the sugar starts to thicken and caramelize (keep an eye so they don't burn). Carefully transfer the hazelnuts to the lined baking sheet and let them cool completely (do not touch them with your fingers!). Arrange them on top of the tart before serving
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 287
  • Sugar: 23.7
  • Sodium: 3.4
  • Fat: 19.7
  • Saturated Fat: 8.9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.7
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 28.7
  • Fiber: 3.4
  • Protein: 4.3
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Passover, holidays, chocolate tart, vegan, gluten-free, kosher

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