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Thursday, 15 February 2018

White chocolate & coconut tartlet hearts recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, quick & easy.

Today is officially Valentines Day! 💗
What better way to celebrate than with a decadent dessert in the shape of a heart, perfect to give to a loved one on this special day!
The crust is made with only 3 ingredients and includes natural sugars. Plus, they only need baking for around 9 minutes until golden...that's it! Delicious golden tartlet crusts ready to be filled with the silky smooth white chocolate filling.
The crust is light, crumbly and the filling is ultra rich, creamy and packed full of vegan coconutty & white chocolate flavours...divine!
They are the perfect way to celebrate an occasion (like Valentines Day), birthdays, events etc...
Happy baking!

Preparation- 5 minutes
Baking time- 9-10 minutes
Makes- 8
Level- Easy

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Ingredients for the base
-400g of plain flour (I use gluten-free)
-200g of coconut oil (Melted)
-8 tablespoons of maple syrup

Ingredients for the filling
-1 can of coconut cream (cream only)
-100g of dairy-free white chocolate + 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
-Pink food gel (optional)
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To make the base
Step 1- Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees c and grease heart tartlet tins with coconut oil.

Step 2- In a mixing bowl, combine the plain flour, melted coconut oil and maple syrup.
 Bring together with your hands until a dough forms.
Add more flour if too wet or coconut oil if too dry. You want it to be a smooth dough.

Step 3- Press the dough into the greased tins and prick the bases with a fork.

Step 4- Pop the tartlet cases into the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes until golden in colour.

Step 5- Once baked, carefully place them onto a cooling rack and allow them to cool fully before filling.

To make the filling
Step 1- Melt the chocolate along with a teaspoon of coconut oil until smooth and allow to cool.

Step 2- Place the coconut cream into a mixing bowl and add in the cooled chocolate and whisk to combine.

Step 3- Add in a dot of pink food gel to make the filling pink (optional) then divide the filling into the tartlet cases.
Smooth with a spoon or a knife.

Pop the tartlets into the fridge for 2-3 hours then serve. 
Serve with fruit, vegan sprinkles, desiccated coconut, or a chocolate drizzle.
The choice is yours!!! 

Serve fresh or store in a sealed container in the fridge.
Best eaten within a few days!

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