Chocolate Chia Icebox Tart

This delicious vegan tart is a healthier version of icebox pie, with an almond flour crust and a rich and creamy dairy-free, chocolate-chia pudding filling. It’s the perfect treat for a special occasion like Father’s Day, or whenever you’re feeling like something decadent to satisfy your sweet tooth. This no-guilt dessert is easy to make and will be a crowd pleaser!

8-10
1 1⁄2 cups Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Almond Flour
1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt, divided
  4-6 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Coconut Sugar , divided
4 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Plant Based Buttery Sticks, melted
1 1⁄4 cups Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Bittersweet or Semisweet Chocolate Chips, melted
1 (13.5-ounce) can Natural Grocers Brand Organic Original Coconut Milk
2 1⁄2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Chia Seeds
1 tablespoon organic vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Generously grease a 9-inch springform or deep-dish pie pan.
  2. For the crust: Stir together the almond flour, baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons coconut sugar. Add the plant-based butter, stirring until well combined and you have a crumbly texture. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Use a fork and poke holes all around the pie crust. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until just starting to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for approximately 30 minutes before continuing with the rest of the recipe.
  3. For the filling: Use a double boiler or microwave to melt the chocolate chips.
  4. Add the coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, remaining salt, and 2-4 tablespoons coconut sugar (depending on your sweetness preferences) to a blender. Blend for approximately 2 minutes, until the seeds are blended smooth and the consistency is pudding-like. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the melted chocolate until well combined.
  5. Once the pie crust is cooled completely, pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (until filling is firm), or leave overnight.  
  6. Just before serving, top with coconut whipped cream, berries, organic powdered sugar and/or miso caramel sauce if desired. For special occasions, use an icing piping tool for the coconut whipped cream to make a pretty design on the tart. Slice and serve

Topping options: coconut milk whipped cream, fresh organic berries, Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Slivered or Sliced Almonds, organic powdered sugar or Miso Caramel Sauce (find the recipe at www.naturalgrocers.com/recipe/organic-miso-caramel-sauce)

 

Beer Pairing

Recommended Beer Style: Stout 

  • Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout