Saturday, September 1, 2012

Raw Smore's Tartlets with Marshmallow Root Cream and Chocolate (dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and vegan optional)

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Today's cheesecake-like dessert is part of a series of Marshmallow Root Recipes sponsored by the amazing Mountain Rose Herbs. Thank you MRH for donating the Marshmallow Root for our giveaway!

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And now on to the recipe....

Cashew/Coconut Cheesecakes were a staple the last two summers. Full of healthy fats and good protein, they were perfect for a light dessert or a decandent breakfast. I decided to take them one step further and make a Smores Tart with a Graham-like crust and Marshmallow Root Cream filling topped with a Chocolate Sauce.

Raw Smore's Tartlets with Marshmallow Root Cream and Chocolate Sauce
1 c almonds
1/2 c pecans
1 c dates
1/4 c coconut oil

Chocolate Sauce
3 T raw honey or agave
1/2 c raw cacao
4 T coconut oil

Marshmallow Root Cream
1/2 c cashews (preferably soaked and drained)
Meat & 1 c water from young Thai coconut*
1/4 c sweetener (I used raw honey, if you are vegan use agave)
3 T marshmallow root powder
Pinch of salt
Splash of Lemon Juice

1.  For the marshmallow root cream, blend together all ingredients on high speed until completely incorporated (takes about one minute in a vita-mix). Pour into pan or tarts crusts. Refridgerate for at least an hour or overnight. The longer it sets - the thicker it will be.

2. For the crust, pulse ingredients in a food processor until texture becomes like gritty sand.
Press the mixture into individual tart pans or a 9x13 pan if you like.

3. For the Chocolate Sauce, melt coconut oil in double boiler (if not already liquified). Combine with honey and cacao. (You can thin this with non-dairy milk if you prefer but I like mine to solidify after I pour it). Drizzle on tarts. Serve or keep refridgerated!


  1. Quick question on this one... The young coconut has an asterisk next to it, but I can't find a reason why....?

  2. Want to try this! Sounds delicious!


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