Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

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How low can you go?!  This gluten free chocolate peanut butter tart is sweetened with a delicious alternative sweetener that I have been enjoying of late —yacon syrup.

This lower glycemic sweetener is derived from the yacon plant which is often referred to as “apple of the earth.”  Yacon is high in fructooligosacharides (FOS), a form of fructose that is lower in sugar than others and is in fact, also a pre-biotic.  This sweetener feeds the friendly bacteria in the colon and can also aid in digestion. You can read more about Yacon Syrup on my Ingredients page.

Of course, as we all know, the best sweetener is no sweetener at all.  I believe that humans were not made to digest large quantities of sugars.  Fruit is available in most climates a couple of months of the year, if that.  And then there is my family.  They like their sweets regardless of the season.

And then there are my readers.  While it’s pretty easy to find a recipe for gluten-free roasted chicken or gluten-free burgers, the pages of Sunset and Parade are not exactly swimming with gluten-free dessert recipes.  As we all know, in our culture, gluten-free just isn’t the norm.  And of course, finding gluten-free desserts that are lower in sugar, higher in protein and dairy-free?  Well, there’s not exactly a lot of that out there.

Thankfully, I found this dessert on a fabulous blog that I follow called healthyindulgences.com.  While I don’t utilize some of the ingredients that the lovely Lauren uses on her site, I do admire her low-sugar gluten-free recipes and think this one is a total winner.  After all, who doesn’t want a little peanut butter with their chocolate?

Flourless Tart Crust

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  1. Grind the peanuts in a to a fine meal (make a crunchy meal for a crunchier crust)
  2. Pulse in the salt and baking soda
  3. Pulse in the grapeseed oil and yacon syrup and continue pulsing until the dough is formed
  4. Remove dough from food processor and press into a 9 inch tart pan
  5. Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes, until fragrant and golden brown
  6. Cool, then fill shell with Vegan Chocolate Pudding
  7. Serve

Lower Glycemic Chocolate Pudding Filling

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  1. In a saucepan, heat coconut milk and salt over medium heat
  2. Raise heat and sift the arrowroot powder into the pot, then Whisk vigorously by hand or with a hand blender until thick
  3. Whisk in agave, yacon, stevia and vanilla
  4. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes; add chocolate, stirring vigorously until melted
  5. Chill for 10 minutes, then pour into cooled pie crust
  6. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until firm

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34 responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart”

    • Hi Letitsia, if you click on the green text in the ingredients portion of the recipe you will be taken to each ingredient. Happy baking!

  1. I have been using some of your recipes but now find out I am allergic to almonds. Do you have recipes using other low glycemic flours? Thanks.

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