1 1/2cuphazelnut meal/flour(or 2 c. raw hazelnuts-see below)
1/2cupraw cacao nibs(can sub 1/4 c. raw cacao powder)
1/4cupextra-virgin coconut oil
1/4tspHimalayan Crystal Salt
1cuporganic virgin coconut oil
1cupfull fat coconut milk
1cupdate paste(recipe below)
1cupraw cocoa powder
15medjool dates(you will need more if you using the smaller noor dates)
1 1/2cfiltered water
Pinch of Himalayan Crystal Salt
In the bowl of a food processor, combine hazelnut meal, cacao nibs, and himalayan crystal salt and pulse for about 30 seconds to break up the cacao nibs.
Add the dates and coconut oil and process for 60 seconds, or until the dates are fully incorporate and the mixture sticks together when pinched. Press evenly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan (with removable base) and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
To use raw hazelnuts: Place 2 c. frozen hazelnuts in the bowl of a food processor and process until the nuts are finely ground. Be careful not to process for too long or it will turn into hazelnut butter. 2 c. hazelnuts will yield approx. 1 1/2 c. meal/flour.
Place the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor in the order listed (so cocoa powder is not on bottom). Process for 1-2 minutes, or until mixture is a smooth texture, much like a chocolate pudding. If using coconut oil, your mixture will be a bit thinner in consistency but will still set up well in the fridge.
Pour mixture into the chilled crust and smooth out with an offset spatula or back of a knife. Chill for 30+ minutes before slicing and serving. Serve with fresh strawberries (or any other fresh berry you have!). Keep refrigerated.
Pit your dates and cut into chunks. Place in the carafe of a high-powered blender, along with the water. Soak for 10 minutes before blending. This will help yield a smoother paste. Blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes until mixture is very smooth.
Adjust the water based on your personal taste. The recipe listed here will give a slightly runny paste, close to the consistency of honey. Add less water to create a thicker paste for spreading.