No-Bake Chocolate Mint Tart For Two

No-Bake Chocolate Mint Tart For Two

When a reader writes me with a specific request, I deliver. I take all of your emails and requests seriously and go way past the mediocre stage. I had a reader who stated she has a friend who doesn't think a dessert can be delicious without butter or dairy or the traditional ingredients used. Hahahaha...she needs to visit my blog, since that is a passion of mine! She wanted something to wow her friend, but it needed to be nut-free and super simple. I figured this would also be a good time to create a tiny dessert as well, since most of mine are large and many of you have stated you like single-servings or something to whip up quickly.

Enter the No-Bake Chocolate Mint Tart For Two. It is no-bake, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and oil-free. Oh and you only need 7 ingredients for the entire recipe! This proves you can have an amazing, decadent dessert that is extremely easy and fast to make and just basic ingredients.

This was also the perfect time to use the Sunwarrior Classic Plus Chocolate Protein Powder I was sent to use to develop a recipe for. Sure, I could have just done a smoothie, but that's too easy and expected. I'm not a big protein powder user, I'm more of a whole foods girl, but I actually liked the taste of this one better than most I've tried. Many protein powders have a pretty awful taste. Sunwarrior has some of the best ingredients in their products as well.

This one was pretty sweet, so naturally I had to create a dessert. I do not like a strong protein powder taste, so I decided to use it in the crust and not the filling. Combined with cocoa powder as well, it is a super chocolatey crust that require no nuts or food processor. In fact, for this whole recipe, you only need a bowl and a whisk, no fancy equipment and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. Truly only about 15 minutes.

Um, do you see that amazing, luxurious texture??

Let me know what you think of this No-Bake Chocolate Mint Tart for Two by dropping me feedback below after you make it! I’d love to hear. You can also tag me on Instagram @thevegan8 and don’t forget my hashtag in your caption #thevegan8 so it’s saved to my page and I don’t miss it. Enjoy!

A huge thank you to Sunwarrior for sponsoring this post! Be sure to check out their amazing vegan products. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions expressed are my own.

Yields 2

2 servings

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Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 tablespoons Sunwarrior Classic Plus Chocolate Protein Powder (15 g, see Notes below for sub)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (12 g)
  • 2 tablespoons warmed sunbutter (or almond or cashew butter if nuts aren't a problem)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons water, if needed
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet dairy-free chocolate chips (96 g, I use Enjoy Life)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened So Delicious unsweetened Vanilla coconut milk (you can sub with another plant milk if you like, I would suggest it's on the creamy side so it sets up well, just add a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to the filling, if your beverage doesn't contain them)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (6 g)
  • 1 tablespoon warmed sunbutter
  • 1/16th teaspoon pure mint extract (I found this amount to be just enough mint so it wasn't too strong, feel free to add a tiny bit more, but be careful or it can be too strong)
  • Notes: If you do not use protein powders, then I would suggest subbing the powder with 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and 1/2 tablespoon dry sugar and 1 tablespoon of brown rice flour and adjust the syrup/water if needed to reach a thick paste consistency. Keep the rest of the "crust" ingredients the same (cocoa powder and sunbutter). The protein powder I used is very sweet, so that is why only a little syrup was needed, so yours may vary. I have only tried it with the protein powder above.

Instructions

  1. Line whatever round dish you are using with plastic wrap hanging over the sides for easy removal later. Make sure the plastic is lined flat on the bottom and sides of the dish. If you do not use plastic wrap, you will be crying later when you can't remove the tart. I used a 4.5 inch ramekin type dish and that produced a 1.5 inch tall tart. It was the perfect size. If you use a different size, that will affect the size of the tart. If you only have the regular small ramekins, you could probably just make 2 instead. Set aside.
  2. For the crust, add all of the "crust" ingredients to a cereal bowl and mix together for a few minutes with a fork, mashing and pressing, until it all comes together. I only added 2 teaspoons of water. Only add a tiny bit if needed. It will seem too dry at first, but keep pressing and if it is still dry and crumbly add a little bit of water. It should be a sticky paste consistency and easily press into a crust shape. Press the dough into the dish flat and even and along the edges. Set aside.
  3. For the filling, melt the chocolate first. I melted mine in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, and stopped once it was almost all melted. Be careful not to cook chocolate too long or it will burn. Stir until it's completely melted and smooth.
  4. Warm your sunbutter until it is very smooth. Add the sunbutter, milk, cocoa powder and mint extract. Whisk until completely smooth. If you are not using a vanilla flavored plant milk, then add your vanilla extract at this time and a pinch of salt. The milk I used had both. Pour over the prepared crust and smooth out the top.
  5. Place in the fridge to chill and set for 2-4 hours. Garnish with cocoa nibs and fresh mint leaves if desired for presentation, but it's not in the actual recipe or needed for flavor. What I did was remove the little tart and roll it along its side into a plate of cocoa nibs to hide any markings from the plastic wrap. Enjoy!

Notes

*Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free, no-bake
*This tart is very rich, so even though I have it listed "for two", I split this between my husband, daughter and I comfortably after dinner.

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43 Comments

  1. What an adorable little tart! So many healthy ingredients, too. The photos make it look so rich and chocolaty! :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Aww thanks so much for the photo compliments! Glad that came through because it is DEFINITELY rich and chocolatey!!
  2. looks delicious!!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Andie!!
  3. Argdidbaysjfg ITS SO BEAUTIFUL BRANDI. Stop making me drool <3
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Awwww you are so sweet Shonalika, thank you so much!!
  4. Please shove that into my mouth RIGHT NOW!! Holy mint-chocolate, girl!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hahaha open wide!!
  5. Brandi I love reading your stories, it's amazing in which way you react and connect to your readers. This is the way to go to building so many connections to your readership. So you always have in mind who your readers are and what are they need, perfect! To the recipe: I'm in love with the dark color setting, just beautiful. It creates a mystic atmosphere, just gorgeous. I really appreciate the need of just only 7 ingredients. Also it includes one of my favorite ingredients: chocolate. Beautiful recipe and pictures, now I'm getting hungry! :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      You are just the sweetest ever Florian, thank you so much for reading! My readers mean everything to me! Thank you so much for your sweet compliments. You and I are both huge chocolate lovers! I'll trade you a piece of this tart for some of your chocolate cake :)
  6. Chocolate mint always makes me want to cry with joy when I first bite in! So good! And SOOOO refreshing! Haha! Chocolate mint is my favorite chocolate combo hands down!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Haha!! That is how my hubby reacted and he is not a big chocolate fan...it was the mint that made him fall in love! I was shocked he loved it so much!
  7. This looks like something you would find on a fancy restaurant dessert tray. LOVE the shot of it standing up on end....the fudgienss...drool......
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Oh shucks Jenn, that was so incredibly sweet of you to say, thank you so much!!!
  8. Love this novel mini-tart and especially the presentation on the inverted ramekin. I need to try this combination!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Apsara! I was racking my brain (and kitchen cabinets) trying to find something to showcase the tart on that wouldn't hide the bottom of it, so I could get good closeups and I had NOTHING, but then I realized wait I'll just flip over the ramekin that I made the filling in to begin with, DUH! It worked perfect, haha! Should have been a no-brainer, but it took me awhile to think of it, lol!
  9. I adore chocolate and mint! This looks insanely good! Since I'll have my own box of this same powder, I may have to give it a try soon!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thanks so much girl!! I'm not actually a huge chocolate mint fan, more of an espresso chocolate or peanut butter and chocolate fan, but this was quite delicious. What made me happiest was how impressed Jay was with it. He is not a chocolate fan and just raved over this one!
  10. Beautiful recipe, Brandi. Love chocolate mint and love small single serving desserts too. And had a good laugh at your first paragraph -- it's unreal that people don't think a dessert can taste good w/o the traditional ingredients -- such a hard stereotype to break. I usually don't even tell people what's in my desserts until after they've tasted {and loved} them, because the moment you say something people put on their "traditional" critical lens... I'm sure they'll love this cake. It looks so rich and decadent!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Haha I know right?! Who can blame them though really....I would never have believe it either before becoming vegan....now it's like sooo obvious that you don't need those icky ingredients, but until you learn for yourself, it's only natural to think that way. That's why our blogs are the saving grace..we can show that not only do you not need those ingredients, but they taste BETTER without them!! They really do, because they are whole food ingredients! Thanks for the compliments girl!
  11. This tart is a show stopper, Brandi! Looks so gorgeous and delicious! I have only one word for this beauty — AWESOMELICIOUS!
  12. r
    Holy!! that chocolate cake looks so damn goooood
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much!
  13. Your no bake desserts ALWAYS get me girl! I am loving this dessert right down to that perfect crust. And that center looks so darn luscious, fudgey and freaking perfect!!! I am SUCH a BIG fan of chocolate and mint together - the two are such a match made in heaven. Another amazing dessert from you!!!!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you my wonderful friend!! It was insanely rich and creamy and a few bites was seriously all I needed. I split it with Jay, Olivia and I and still had a little leftover...it's that rich!
  14. WHOA! Brandi, this looks incredible! it's so luscious 'n creamy 'n decadent, everything I want in a dessert. And chocolate/mint is a winning combo. I love your gorgeous photos - the styling here is perfect!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      You are soo sweet Nancy, so good to hear from you! Miss your face and comments!
  15. oh my gosh! this looks crazy de-lish! it looks like chocolate fudg-y heaven! the center looks so creamy!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you Michele..ridiculously creamy!
  16. The little nib-garnshished chart is gorgeous, but that inside shot when I can see all the rich creamy decadent dark chocolatey-ness is so tantalizing!!! I'd take protein powder in this form over a protein powder smoothie any day!
  17. This Chocolate Mint Tart looks so delicious! I love mint & chocolate so I think this would be perfect tart for me :D it would be so cool to make this with homemade mint extract :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Oh yes, that sounds like a wonderful idea, thank you Bianca!
  18. I love how this is so simple to make but looks insanely delicious! My best friend's birthday is this Thursday & I think I'm going to surprise her with this tart. Thank you Brandi!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      SO awesome Medha! Did you try it out? Let me know!
  19. I love chocolate and mint. It's such an incredible combination! This tart looks unbelievable Brandi! I love the use of protein powder in the crust too - I've never tried anything like that before. I could definitely eat all of this to myself in one go mwahahaha!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Harriet! I knew the protein powder would affect the taste and smooth texture if I put it into the filling, so I thought the crust would be the solution and it worked amazing!
  20. This recipe looks amazing. I love chocolate and mint together! I know when it comes to cooking/baking extracts and flavorings are different. I was wondering if it would be OK to use peppermint essential oil instead of the extract. I know the brand I use is safe for consumption.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Olivia! I'm so sorry I'm just seeing this message...I've received so many messages the past few days, that somehow I missed this one. I haven't tried the peppermint oil myself, but I do believe it is more concentrated, so just add a tiny amount and add to taste preference and you should be fine. Please let me know how it turns out! Thank you!
  21. Hey Brandi! This looks absolutely DIVINE!!! One question though: Can I use peanut butter instead of the other "butter"? I usually only stock peanut butter because nobody else in my household will eat the others. Lol
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Diane! Sure, use any nut butter you like! Peanut butter is a tad stickier, but it should work, as long as you don't mind the peanut flavor. Please come back and let me know what you think of it!
  22. I want to dive face first into that tart!!! Holy chocolate! This looks insanely rich....my kind of dessert. We're huge fans of Sunwarrior, but I haven't tried their classic line - we've been using their Warrior Blend for years and love it. I'll have to get my hands on some of that protein powder so I can make this. I love how you listen to your readers - what a great recipe.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much sweet Mandy!! It is very rich and delicious! Good thing it is so small, hahaha! Honesty girl, you can use ANY chocolate protein powder and I think it would be just fine! Let me know if you try it! Super easy and fast to make, you don't need your oven, bonus!
  23. Seems like all my favorite flavors in one! The texture and conssitency on this one looks amazing! Love the pictures!

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