Gluten-Free Mini Chocolate Raspberry Tarts
These vegan & gluten-free Mini Chocolate Raspberry Tarts are super chocolatey little bites – they have a chocolate shortbread crust filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a fresh raspberry.
Is it just me, or is this year already flying by? I feel like we just started 2017, yet somehow we’re already creeping in on Valentine’s Day. Before we can blink, it’s going to be Thanksgiving.
I remember when adults used to tell me to appreciate the time I had as a kid, because as soon as I grew up, time would fly right by. Being a kid, I would giggle and disregard it, wishing still for time to speed up until my next birthday or whatever. I should’ve listened.
Now, I wish I could slow time down, just a little bit. Seriously though – there are so many more Valentine’s Day recipes I’m dying to make. I just can’t fit them in before the big, romantic, chocolate filled day. So…they’ll be saved for next year, and for now, I’ll share these adorable tartlets instead.
Things are just cuter when they’re little, aren’t they? I have an obsession with tiny things. Whenever I see something that’s a smaller version of it’s normal size, it makes me squeee in delight. These little tartlets totally make me do that.
How to make chocolate tart crust
The crust, thanks to the coconut flour, takes on a texture similar to shortbread once it’s baked up. It’s also keeps this recipe nut-free! It’s got a little bite, and it’s not too sweet. It’s the perfect vehicle for the chocolate ganache filling. To make the crust, you need:
- Coconut Flour
- Cocoa Powder – either cocoa or cacao powder works, just make sure it’s unsweetened.
- Maple Syrup – you can also use honey or agave.
- Coconut Oil – use refined for no coconut flavor
- Pinch of Salt
How to make vegan chocolate ganache
The ganache is a pretty classic chocolate ganache with coconut milk used instead of traditional heavy cream to keep it vegan. To make it…
- Place the finely chopped dark chocolate in a bowl.
- Simmer coconut milk until it just starts to steam, and pour it over the chocolate.
- Allow the mixture to sit for a minute and then whisk until smooth.
- Divide the ganache between the chocolate crusts.
It’s super creamy and rich, and the texture pairs beautifully with the chocolate crust for these mini tarts. To top it all off and cut through all the heavy chocolate, a fresh raspberry is placed on top of each tart while the chocolate is still warm.
I liked the look of just one raspberry on top. But if you prefer more berry goodness, or if your berries are smaller, you can put two or three on top. You can also switch out the berries for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a combination of all your favorites!
These chocolate raspberry tartlets are just as delicious as they are cute and tiny, and they’re so easy to make too. They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or really anytime that chocolate and raspberry is sounding good (which is always, right?). Enjoy!
Want more chocolate raspberry treats?
- Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Tart
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry Energy Bites
- Gluten-Free Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie
- Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars
Gluten-Free Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 24 tartlets 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Diet: Vegan
These vegan & gluten-free Mini Chocolate Raspberry Tarts are super chocolatey little bites. Feel free to top with any of your favorite berries!
- ¾ cup (96g) coconut flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut oil, solid but softened
For the ganache
- 6 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
- ⅓ cup canned coconut milk
- Fresh raspberries
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 24-cavity mini muffin pan with coconut oil.
- Combine coconut flour, cocoa powder and salt in a bowl. Add the maple syrup and room temperature coconut oil and mix until a large dough ball forms, pressing out any clumps of coconut oil. If you’re mixing with a bowl and spoon (not a stand mixer), you may want to use your hands at the end to bring to dough fully together and make sure there aren’t any lumps of coconut oil remaining.
- Divide the dough between the 24 mini muffin cavities and press up the sides. Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until firm. Let cool completely before using a toothpick or knife to pop the cups out of the muffin tin.
- Place the chopped dark chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. In a small saucepan or in the microwave, heat the coconut milk until it’s simmering. Pour the hot coconut milk over the chocolate and let stand for 1 minute, and then whisk until completely smooth.
- Fill each of the cups with the chocolate ganache – you can do this with a spoon, or put the chocolate in a piping bag and pipe it in for a cleaner look. Top each of the tartlets with a fresh raspberry. Serve, and enjoy!
Keywords: chocolate, raspberry, tarts, vegan, gluten-free, paleo
The year IS flying by. Spring is on the horizon! I love chocolate, and mini desserts are my favorite. These are just adorable and the perfect healthier dessert option for Valentine’s Day!
Mini desserts are the cutest! Thanks Marcie.
Yum! In your opinion, are these better once they are chilled in the fridge, or at room temperature? Does the ganache completely solidify when cold?
Hi Ashley, the chocolate ganache gets more like a fudge when it’s been refrigerated and it’s a little bit softer and gooier when it’s at room temperature. Delicious both ways! I think it’s up to personal preference which is better.
WOW! I can’t believe how simple the ingredient list is – and I’m a sucker for combining berries with chocolate :)
Berries and chocolate are the best! Thanks so much Casey.
It’s SO true, Rachel… the older we get the faster it seems to fly. Seriously, I blinked and we jumped from Christmas to now.. I mean where did January go? OMG. These little bites are over the top.. and I CAN vouch for that coconut milk ganache… OVER THE TOP!! Just give me that and a spoon! Adorable little tartlets my dear.. and yes, so cute!
Thank you so much Traci! I definitely agree with the coconut milk ganache and a spoon – it’s swoon-worthy!
Totally agree, small things are just so cute! And these little beauties look and sound delicious!
How adorable these are! So glad they are both vegan and gluten-free.
Thanks so much Joyce!
In an effort to reduce the carb count of these, I’d like to replace the maple syrup with a low glycemic granulated sweetener. Will I need to replace the liquid lost by removing the syrup?
Hi Cici – for the crust, I’d recommend using a bit more coconut oil to help bring the crust together if you aren’t using the maple syrup. I haven’t tested it this way though, so I can’t guarantee how it’ll turn out.
Just adorable, the perfect tartlets for Valentine’s Day!
Can you use almond milk in place of coconut milk?
Yes that will work fine, the ganache just might be a little bit thinner.
Could I cook the crusts the day before and fill the day of? Or is it better all the same day?
You could definitely do that Carly – make you store the crusts tightly wrapped so they don’t get stale overnight.
Abosultely love them!! Can I make the crust a week in advance and refrigerate it?
So happy to hear that! I’d recommend putting them in the freezer if you’re going to make the crusts ahead of time – they might get a bit stale tasting after a week in the fridge.
Thank you for the recipe, I am taking it to a company picnic on Friday. Do you think that I could make these the night before and refrigerate until the next day at noon?
Thanks in advance for letting me know.
Hi Sally, the crust might get a bit softer but they’ll be fine after one night! If you can, they’ll be a little more fresh tasting if you can fill them in the morning, but definitely still delicious if you do it the night before. Enjoy!
love this, can’t wait to try it!
Awesome I hope you love them!!
Is the canned coconut milk supposed to be full fat or light coconut milk?
I use full fat, but light would also work.
Do you think If this would work If I made in a tart pan instead? And If so what would be the time for baking the crust? Thank you very much, this looks amazing and can’t wait to try it.
Hi Stefanija, I think that would be just fine. I’d probably bake the crust around 10 minutes, or until it feels like it’s firmed up and seems dry to the touch. Enjoy!
I’ve made these before & they were amazing! Question can I make the dough & refrigerate or freeze without baking? I just made. Triple batch but can’t make them all today.
Hi Susi, I don’t see why not! You could also bake all the chocolate crusts today and store the baked crusts in the freezer, and you can fill whenever you need too. That might be easier than trying to handle the frozen dough. Enjoy!
How to get coconut flour in Paris? If I can’t get coconut flour what can I use. Btw I’m not vegan. Cheers
Hi Anisah, I’m not sure since I don’t live in Paris. I would recommend ordering online – iherb.com is a great resource for a lot of the products I use and they ship internationally. Hope this helps!
Loved the recipe! Do you have the calorie and fat content for these Choc. Raspberry Tarts?
Hi Jennifer – just added the nutritional info!
These look so yum! I wonder if in the tart base, I could replace the maple syrup with a granulated sweetener?
Hi Sara, you need the maple syrup (or a liquid sweetener) to help bind the crust so if you wanted to replace it with a granulated one, you’d need to add something else to help bind it – nut butter might work!