Rich dark chocolate, crunchy toasted pecans, and decadent maple syrup, all wrapped into one super cute package and ready for munching! This is an easy but impressive dessert that is actually packed with nutrition and high in protein.
For the Crust:
2 1/4 cups super-fine almond flour
6 tablespoons cacao powder
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil (unmelted), plus more for greasing
1/4 cup+ 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
For the Filling:
1 whole egg + 1 egg white
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons 100% dark chocolate, shaved
1 cup + 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
About 1/2 cup pecan halves, 5 for the top of each tart (30 total)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease each tart tin with unmelted coconut oil and set on a large cookie sheet.
In a food processor, pulse together your almond flour, cacao powder, 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unmelted coconut oil, 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Keep pulsing/blending until the coconut oil is well incorporated and you can no longer see it. You'll end up with a big sticky ball of chocolate crust.
Use about 1/4 of a cup of crust dough in each tart tin, pressing down evenly with your fingers and up onto the sides, so that the top of the crust is even with the rim of the tin and about 1/4 inch thick. Add a little more dough in areas that look thin.
Bake crusts for 8 minutes. If the center of the crusts has puffed up a bit, just use your fingers to press down as soon as you remove from the oven.
For the filling, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, remaining maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and sea salt. Fold in the shaved chocolate and chopped pecans. Pour filling up to the top of each tin.
Place 5 pecan halves onto the top of each tart, in a star shape.
Bake tarts for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before removing them from the tins.
Serve with some cold almond milk or coconut ice cream, enjoy!
Recipe by Food to Feel Good at https://www.foodtofeelgood.com/paleo-chocolate-maple-pecan-tarts/