No-bake chocolate-raspberry tart + a giveaway

No-bake chocolate-raspberry tart

The world – my world – feels all sorts of crazy and overwhelming and unapproachable at the moment. Which, in turn, makes me crazy and overwhelmed and unapproachable. I blamed it on the moon and Capricorn and the feelings that come when the astrological forces are strong, but in all actuality it had nothing to do with the supermoon in Capricorn – my world has been chaotic because I’ve done nothing to make it otherwise. So when I woke up this morning at 4AM, unable to fall back asleep with a racing mind and pounding heart – and too burnt out to continue my ritualistic morning reading of GristMother Jones, and NPR Environment – I walked out to the bookshelf and grabbed the first thing that caught my eye, which happened to be the bright orange binding of Eat, Pray, Love. I picked it up, laid on the couch, and before I knew it, it was 7AM and I was nearly finished with the most quote-worthy piece of literature I think I’ve ever read.

Aside from this chocolate-raspberry tart and a giveaway, today I have a quote for you. One I think will serve us well as we step into a new week. I’ve said it before, but I think one of the biggest misconceptions running rampant through our culture is this idea that happiness is a fortuity; that it’s something we stumble upon if we’re in the right place at the right time or if we wake up on the right side of the bed. I’ve also said this before: I think we’re fools to think this way. And I think maybe Elizabeth Gilbert thinks we are, too.

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Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don’t, it will eat away your innate contentment. – Elizabeth Gilbert

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If you haven’t gotten your hands on the beautiful cookbook that is The Vibrant Table, now is your chance because Anya‘s publisher was kind enough to send me a second copy to giveaway to my readers. Although the book is not vegan, a majority of the recipes are and the ones that are not can easily be converted (honey to maple syrup, eggs to flax eggs, etc.). To enter to win a copy of The Vibrant Table, leave a comment telling me your favorite summer treat and why you love it so much. Because I’m feeling generous, this giveaway is open to the whole damn world, through the end of the week. Giveaway is closed and winner has been notified. Congrats, Erin!

Notes: Anya’s original raw chocolate recipe calls for agave nectar and maca powder, but I didn’t have either on hand so I substituted maple syrup and lucuma powder. As a result of the maple syrup, the chocolate recipe isn’t ‘raw’. The mesquite is pretty crucial to give the chocolate it’s deep flavor, but if you don’t have any just substitute equal parts of cacao powder – no big! I used a small loaf pan lined with parchment paper to stand in as a chocolate mold, but if you have a mold I recommend using that as the parchment method doesn’t exactly make for the most photogenic bar or chocolate. If you’re not into the almond + oat based tart crust, this recipe would be delicious with a no-bake sweet biscuit or graham crust. And for those who have an aversion to nuts, use 2 cups of rolled oats in the crust and increase the non-dairy milk to 1/4 cup.


1 cup rolled oats
1 cup raw almonds
Pinch of fine sea salt
6 medjool dates, pitted
2-3 tablespoons non-dairy milk

Chocolate ganache
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup

You’ll also need
1 pint raspberries
Anya’s (almost) raw chocolate, recipe follows

Line the bottom of an 8-9″ tart pan with parchment paper and spray with oil; set aside. In a food processor fitted with the S blade, blend the oats, almonds, and salt into a super fine meal. Add the dates and blend just until combined. Add the non-dairy milk (two tablespoons first) and blend until the dough is crumbly but sticks together when pressed between your fingers. If it doesn’t work after two tablespoons, add the third. I do not recommend adding a fourth or else you’ll get a really tough dough. Once you’ve reached the desired consistency, press dough into the prepared tart pan and set aside (do not refrigerate just yet).

In a small bowl, stir together the cacao powder and one tablespoon of the coconut oil. Stir until all clumps are dissolved then stir in the maple syrup. Once combined, whisk in remaining coconut oil and pour directly into tart shell. Top with raspberries and Anya’s homemade chocolate (recipe follows) then transfer to the refrigerator to set for at least an hour. Tart will keep refrigerated in an air tight container for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to six.

Yield: 10-12 slices


Recipe adapted from Anya Kassoff’s The Vibrant Table

1/2 cup shredded cacao butter
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons mesquite powder
1 tablespoon lucuma powder

Line a small loaf pan with parchment paper; set aside. In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the cacao butter until liquid then stir in the maple syrup and remove from heat. Sift in the cacao powder, mesquite powder, and lucuma powder and whisk until smooth. Pour into prepared mold and freeze until set.

Yield: 1 small bar of chocolate


  • Reply Beth @ Tasty Yummies 14 July 2014 at 8:19 AM

    This is just sooo gorgeous, beautiful photos!!
    My favorite dessert in the whole world is just a few squares of the best damn dark chocolate I can get my hands on!

  • Reply Alice's 14 July 2014 at 8:24 AM

    How do I enter to win this incredible cool book???! Would love it!!!

  • Reply Heather 14 July 2014 at 8:25 AM

    A stunning way to highlight fresh berries. It certainly would be part of a “vibrant table!” Our favorite summer treat is a bowlful of the ripest, brightest fruit (whichever is in season), with a side of lightly sweetened sour cream or unsweetened whipped cream on the side.

  • Reply Baby June 14 July 2014 at 8:27 AM

    My favorite summer dessert is no-bake cheesecake.

  • Reply Erica McCarthy 14 July 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Ahh these photos are breathtaking! This looks incredible :) anyway, my favorite summer treat is a big ass bowl of mint chip coconut milk ice cream and peanut butter brown Rice Krispies :)

  • Reply Christine 14 July 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Favorite dessert is chocolate cake, any time of the year!

  • Reply Kari @ Cooking with Toddlers 14 July 2014 at 8:36 AM

    This looks mouthwatering delicious! I love a good no bake recipe-can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply Anze 14 July 2014 at 8:40 AM

    There’s something magical about berry desserts in the summer, but I think my alltime favourite summer dessert would have to be raw brownies. In the summer, I like to add some mint to the base and top them with raspberries. Everyone loves them so much, I once got asked if they’re graham cracker based.

  • Reply Anouk 14 July 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Soft serve homemade ice cream! Or no bake greek yogurt cheesecake with graham crust + berries! Or toasted nut chocolate clusters with a sprinkle of salt! Or dates stuffed with peanut butter! Or my grandma’s chocolate mousse! Uh, you get the point I guess?

  • Reply Lisa 14 July 2014 at 8:54 AM

    My favorite summer dessert is Strawberry Shortcake because not only is it freaking delicious, but it was my Grandad’s favorite. My Oma taught me her southern secrets to making the best version: Let the Strawberries soak in sugar to get all syrupy and delicious, make the biscuits with buttermilk (before we knew dairy made me sick), and heavy whipping cream makes the best topping.

  • Reply Jill 14 July 2014 at 8:54 AM

    I can’t wait to make this! My favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake. It reminds me of when I was a child growing up on the east coast; strawberries were only available in the summer and this was a special treat for us.

  • Reply Kate 14 July 2014 at 9:00 AM

    This dessert looks better than a PVR full of The Office re-runs (which is pretty damn good!!) – so excited to try it out. My favourite summer dessert is fruit sorbet, preferably mango, but anything bright and icy I’ll attack with gusto.

  • Reply Leah Slavens 14 July 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Absolutely love vegan coconut ice cream! I live where it’s hot, so it’s a nice treat at the end of the day!

  • Reply Stefania 14 July 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Gorgeous pics and recipe, as usual! My favorite summer dessert is a slice of fluffy lemon cake (preferably baked a couple of days before… so that it becomes moistury, yet fluffy), served with 2-3 scoops of home-made vanilla ice-cream and a summer fruit salad – nobody said that different amazing summer desserts are mutually exclusive, did they?! The more, the merrier :D

  • Reply Julia 14 July 2014 at 9:17 AM

    I’m lucky because I live in a country where during summertime I can get the most delicious fruits ever. What makes them more precious is the fact that you have to wait for them the whole autumn, winter and spring and then BOOM they are finnaly there, colorful, sweet, ready to be eaten. Bluberries, raspberries, strawberries, currants – they are an amazing desert on their own but fruit tarts and ice creams are also a great idea. I love eating brownies, banana breads and apple pies but in the summer my favourite dessert definitely includes yummy, locally grown berries.

  • Reply Kris 14 July 2014 at 9:19 AM

    My favourite summer dessert — watermelon “cake” (watermelon sliced into “wheels”, then layered w/ coconut whip, toasted nuts, and fresh berries). The most healthy layer cake one can imagine! :)
    Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!!

  • Reply Alyssa 14 July 2014 at 9:19 AM

    fresh fruit can’t be beat! this looks so delicious

  • Reply vmerlo 14 July 2014 at 9:20 AM

    My favorite summer dessert has got to be a blackberry peach gallette with a scoop of fior di latte and some mint on top. Why? Simple. It has the acidity, the sweetness, the crust, the fior di latte (which is the best match for almost every dessert, especially during summer) and mint just because it’s pretty, fragrant and adds that green freshness. Deliciously satisfying without being too heavy. Voilà!

  • Reply Joanna 14 July 2014 at 9:23 AM

    My favorite summer dessert is a raw lemon and berry cheesecake tart! It’s the most refreshing, aaand you get to use whatever berries are at the farmer’s market. Plus, anything in a tart pan just looks so pretty!

  • Reply Amber 14 July 2014 at 9:24 AM

    My favorite dessert is a classic pecan pie. No bourbon, no chocolate, just the original, like my grandma has always made for Thanksgiving.

  • Reply Becca 14 July 2014 at 9:34 AM

    I can’t wait to try this recipe, I really want to explore the world of raw baking! And what a rad giveaway, my favorite summer dessert is my version of strawberry shortcake: balsamic macerated strawberries and basil shortcakes. They’re sweet, but not tooooo sweet, thanks to the vinegar and basil!

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  • Reply Kendra 14 July 2014 at 9:42 AM

    I am so excited to make this after I pick up some berries on my next trip to the market. My favorite summer dessert is sour cherry pie. We have a sour cherry tree out back that we share with our neighbors, and I can’t bite into a piece of pie without giving thanks for summer’s bounty and life’s simple constants. It’s also just as good cold as it is warm out of the oven, aka I end up eating a lot of the pie for breakfast.

  • Reply Amy 14 July 2014 at 9:53 AM

    I can’t wait to make this! My favorite summer dessert is pineapple with coconut whipped cream.

  • Reply Elisabeth 14 July 2014 at 10:15 AM

    A fruit crisp. Especially if it involves cherries and/or peaches. Plain and simple and so delicious!

  • Reply Emily 14 July 2014 at 10:32 AM

    That tart looks so good! My favorite summer dessert is ice cream topped with summer fruit because it’s the best way to beat the summer heat!

  • Reply Annie 14 July 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Mmmmh… that looks fantastic! I really wanna make that tart. My favourite summer dessert is fresh pineapple, fresh watermelon, tossed with some mint and served with a generous dollop of lemon sorbet/ ice cream :)) Nothing shouts “SUMMER” more like that to me :D Thanks for the giveaway- especially for opening it for worldwide entries :)))))

  • Reply Leah 14 July 2014 at 10:51 AM

    My favorite summer dessert is peach cobbler – yum!! I would love a copy of this book – I’m drooling over all of the recipes I have seen from it so far!

  • Reply Nat. 14 July 2014 at 10:58 AM

    The best summet treat? That’s simple! Ice cream (vegan vanilla or chocolate and sorbets) ! The best option is a sundae with choped fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, peaches, watermelon… literally every juicy fruit available, then a scoop of vanilla ice cream! (My fav – when ice cream melts a bit so it covers the fruit) So simple, but so delicious! This giveaway is fab!

  • Reply Megan 14 July 2014 at 10:59 AM

    My all-time favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake. And not with the dumb store-bought small cakes. Nope – Bisquick biscuits is how we rolled when I was growing up :)

  • Reply Tania Palm 14 July 2014 at 11:15 AM

    My new favourite summer treat are Joy the Baker’s peanut butter banana bonbons!

  • Reply annika 14 July 2014 at 11:23 AM

    This looks so yummy, have to run and buy the ingredients and try it!!!
    My favorite summer treat is my swedish pancake cake, which you can see on my pancake blog (as I am a lazy gal I only write in swedish though):

  • Reply Melissa @ Treats With a Twist 14 July 2014 at 11:23 AM

    This is GORGEOUS. Your quote is so true too. We don’t stumble into happiness, we make it. And it is so hard to remember that. Hope the hectic dies down for you soon.
    I love anything with berries in the summer, but I also love a trashed-up smores bar. They just SCREAM iconic summer, but also, I get wicked food memories and eating those just drown me in happy.

  • Reply grace 14 July 2014 at 11:25 AM

    My favorite dessert will always be a big bowl of homemade ice cream!

  • Reply Dana 14 July 2014 at 11:33 AM


  • Reply madeline shill 14 July 2014 at 11:36 AM

    frozen yogurt and berries! yummmmm!

  • Reply Rossi @ A Baking Girl 14 July 2014 at 11:37 AM

    I made pavlova for the first time this summer, and now I’m in love! It’s so light and refreshing- perfect for picnics out in the hot sunshine

  • Reply Abby 14 July 2014 at 11:47 AM

    I will never get over ice cream. Any kind. Big scoops. Something to give it texture. And salted is best.

    aka. Salted Caramel with chocolate flecks, get in my belly now.

  • Reply Jordyn 14 July 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Popsicles. There is something so wonderful and whimsical about a fruit popsicle.

  • Reply Sj Dc 14 July 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Fresh fruit especially juicy mangoes that I am lucky enough to get right from the tree. Nothing beats the joy of seeing a ripe juicy mango and sucking int it with all the juices flowing down your hand. Simple yet some of the best joys of life

  • Reply Martie @ Spunkyrella 14 July 2014 at 12:50 PM

    You can´t go wrong with raspberries and dark chocolate! Can´t wait to make it myself, thanks for sharing. I will check out The Vibrant Table! Have a lovely day.

  • Reply Louise @ Cygnet Kitchen 14 July 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Raspberries and chocolate! That tart is surely a marriage made in heaven. My favorite summer treat is something completely nostalgic and a bit of a guilty pleasure from my childhood – ice-cream soda! A scorching summer day + Ice cold sweet soda with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream frothing over the top of the glass – bliss…

  • Reply Lauren 14 July 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Dark chocolate sorbet! Dairy free but so creamy and rich. Would love to see a recipe on your beautiful blog for that, actually!

  • Reply shanna mallon 14 July 2014 at 12:56 PM

    aaaand despite the fact that I just made a different chocolate tart a few days ago (it’s gone now), one look at this post had me mixing up yours. It’s in the fridge now!

  • Reply Sara Nieburg 14 July 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Lovely looking recipe – can’t wait to make it. My favorite summer treat is homemade ice cream (any kind unless it has raisins in it) but black raspberry is the best, either in a waffle cone or sandwiched between two chocolate cookies. Growing up in New England, ice cream is eaten as much as you can get your hands on it in the summer. Just divine!

  • Reply Jayme Catalano 14 July 2014 at 1:05 PM

    My favorite summer time treat is Coconut Bliss Bars in chocolate. So good!

  • Reply Kristin 14 July 2014 at 1:11 PM

    My favorite summer treat is Apple berry crumble. Summer berries are amazing!

  • Reply Jenny 14 July 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Looks so beautiful! Where did you get the small pouring cup with the handle that you used for the coconut oil? Bestill my heart!! As for favorite summer treats, not many that beat a single, perfectly ripe peach eaten over the sink to catch the inevitable drips. This will always remind of me of summers growing up in Michigan. Thanks!!

    • Reply Ashlae 19 July 2014 at 8:19 AM

      Hi Jenny –

      I’m not sure, as Thom got it for me for my birthday. But it’s made by the company Dansk so hopefully that helps.

  • Reply Lisa Kippur 14 July 2014 at 1:12 PM

    My favorite summer treat is sun tea!

  • Reply Julie 14 July 2014 at 1:13 PM

    That cookbook is beautiful….
    Watermelon!!! Fresh, juicy watermelon.

  • Reply Holly 14 July 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Favorite summer treat EVER: freshly picked just ripe peach shortcake with homemade whipped cream (coconut or otherwise) and garden basil garnish! amazing

  • Reply Patricia Scarpin 14 July 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Tomatoes paired with feta in a simple salad. Just love them.

  • Reply Leah Yablong 14 July 2014 at 1:20 PM

    I love making fruit granita’s. I don’t have popsicle molds so I just make little pots of different fruit purees and then I can combine them in my bowl depending on what I want.

  • Reply cheri 14 July 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Boy this recipe is on my list since we are experiencing high temperatures here on the central coast of California and I have the raspberries from Saturdays farmers market. I love ripe juicy white peaches, can’t seem to get enough of them.

  • Reply Ali @ Farmers Market Vegan 14 July 2014 at 1:22 PM

    I have a warm place in my heart for my mother’s gazpacho. I’ve been eating it since I was a tiny child, and nothing evokes more love or more summer flavor.

  • Reply andrea 14 July 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Wow, this looks amazing. I made a similar tart that was with strawberries, cashews and lime. It was amazingly yum. My favorite summer treat is popsicles of any variety. My son and I have been juicing and making popsicles this summer. Yum! We are also veggies and would love a chance to win this cookbook.Thanks!!

  • Reply Laura 14 July 2014 at 1:29 PM

    My favorite summer treat is watermelon!

  • Reply Jessica 14 July 2014 at 1:36 PM

    There is nothing better in the world than a lemon square. In the dead of winter it’s like a mouthful of sunshine and in the summer the summer the fresh citrus flavors give you one more something to smile about.

  • Reply J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats 14 July 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Cherries because you do not have to do absolutely anything to them. Rinse and serve in a bowl . Best summer recipe I can think of.

  • Reply ale 14 July 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Tomatoes, berries and peaches. Can´t have enough, even planning on stocking for winter times.

  • Reply Valerie 14 July 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Oooohhhhh…how *fabulous* is your recipe….will definitely bookmark that one! IF I had to pick just ONE summer treat….it would probably be a good old fashioned drumstick…love those! Thanks and cheers, Valerie :)

  • Reply Dana 14 July 2014 at 1:50 PM

    My favorite summer treat is strawberries picked fresh from the garden.

  • Reply AvigaIl 14 July 2014 at 1:52 PM

    This looks divine.
    My treat is sliced fresh papaya with a drizzle of lemon juice. I just love the combination of those opposite tastes, it’s so refreshing!

  • Reply Marie 14 July 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Tomato sandwiches with vegan mayo, fresh basil, salt and cracked pepper.
    Can’t get enough! And all the fresh berries, yum. I love summer.

  • Reply Monica Peters 14 July 2014 at 1:53 PM

    My favorite summer treat is frozen lime juice pops because they are healthy, delicious, and taste so happy :)

  • Reply Haley 14 July 2014 at 1:56 PM

    This tart looks to die for! (as do your maple macaroons, which I shall be making in 5 minutes)
    My favorite summer treat would have to be farmer’s market peaches, but honestly I’m just happy to have enough time in the day to get things done!
    Hope the chaos ceases soon :)

  • Reply Jess Megale 14 July 2014 at 1:57 PM

    My favorite summer treat is Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches (which is as much of a mouthful to say as it is to eat! ;)) You get all the winter-y comfort of a delish chocolate chip cookie straight out of the oven but mixed with the cooling magic of ice cream. Not to mention they’re totally customizable. (Once did them with chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Yep, I went there.) SO good! :)

  • Reply Aimee 14 July 2014 at 1:59 PM

    A couple if my favorite summer treats are fresh nectarines and berry or fruit crisps and cobblers.

  • Reply mary 14 July 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Pecos cantaloupe from deep west Texas. So heartbreakingly sweet and silky, can’t resist eating it with the open palm of my hand, juices running down my chin. Hands down the best way to become 5 years old on a blazing hot summer day.

  • Reply Maja 14 July 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Home made blueberry ice pops :)

  • Reply debbie 14 July 2014 at 2:08 PM

    My favorite summer dessert would be any kind of fruit tart. Love fruit tarts! This one looks wonderful and I adore raspberries….!

  • Reply Kasey 14 July 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Hi, lady. I couldn’t agree more with this sentiment! I’m the sort who goes through moods (overwhelmed is a common state of mind) but I do believe that making an intentional effort to find happiness is absolutely necessary if you want to find it. That said, I also think there’s something to be said about just living life and accepting that you can’t be happy every single day. I hope your world calms down soon. xoxoxo

  • Reply Deb 14 July 2014 at 2:12 PM

    My favorite summer treats are vine ripened tomatoes. The bold ones that lingered on the vine, soaking up the summer heat. With one juicy bite you feel summer explode across your taste buds and know this is summer’s finest moment.

  • Reply shawnd 14 July 2014 at 2:17 PM

    i so needed to re-read this quote today. it sounds as if you and i had a similar weekend. blessings to you and thank you for the yumminess that is this tart!

  • Reply Clara 14 July 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Wow, its nice to have a “refresh” on Eat Pray and Love. I remember when the book came out I was going through a similar kind of crisis. I loved it since then. One of the best books I’ve read in all these years.
    My super treat in summer is of course ICE CREAM!!
    Thank you for your posts, you always make me laugh.

  • Reply Mary Ann 14 July 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Strawberries fresh from the garden, while I am still in the garden! Or carried in my shirt to the kitchen for granola and cream, yum, yum, yummy

  • Reply Ines 14 July 2014 at 2:34 PM

    This looks delicious – and I like that it’s without any refined sugar =)
    My favorite summer treat…favorite is hard to say, but one of them is “iced chocolate”! So a cold hot chocolate with cashew nuts, cocoa, dates, coconut flakes, ice cubes and water. Fresh coconut also works. It is even better when you have coconut water from opening a fresh coconut and sub that for a part of the water =)

  • Reply Marina 14 July 2014 at 2:38 PM

    My favorite summer treat is most definitely a watermelon cake….I know it sounds strange but it’s oh so refreshing!!! :)

  • Reply Ali F 14 July 2014 at 2:42 PM

    My favorite summer treats are anything with fresh fruit!

  • Reply Deborah West 14 July 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Summer yum! Thanks!

  • Reply Talia 14 July 2014 at 2:49 PM

    a perfect peach that needs a napkin and all my concentration

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout 14 July 2014 at 3:00 PM

    When it comes to summer desserts you can’t beat fresh fruit… this looks amazing and I love that you don’t need to heat up your oven :) Yum!

  • Reply Joyti 14 July 2014 at 3:48 PM

    My favorite summer dessert is: berries, straight up, or with a bit of yogurt and too-expensive, fancy-smancy honey.

    [I love the photographs in this post. SO pretty!]

  • Reply Deb 14 July 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Lovely post…thanks for the inspiration. Favorite dessert of the month is Coconut Milk + Chia Seeds + Maple Syrup + big splash of vanilla and a generous serving of fresh picked berries. Summer heaven in a bowl.

  • Reply Roxanne 14 July 2014 at 4:00 PM

    I love you’re approach to dessert–simple, healthful, and always incredibly lovely. My favorite summer treat is a white chocolate lemon-lime mousse set over a bed of graham cracker crust and topped with fresh mixed berries. It’s refreshing and has just that perfect ratio of tart and sweet to “hit the spot” during these hot summer days.
    Thanks for the post. I can totally relate to your feelings at the moment, and completely agree that happiness must be fought for in every moment and choice. My natural disposition is to see what is wrong in my life and want to fix it…want to make everything perfect, and in doing so often end up a bit disheartened at the realities that come to be. You’re totally right in the thought that we need to deliberately act according to what will bring about happiness for each of us individually.
    Anyways, my heart is full in knowing there are others out there feeling similar emotions and that we are never alone on this crazy journey.
    Sending good thoughts your ways

  • Reply Sarah 14 July 2014 at 4:16 PM

    I love Anya’s unusual flavor/texture combos and gorgeous dishes and would LOVE to win a copy of “The Vibrant Table;” I tried to source one through Anya’s publicist, but was told that as I didn’t have a blog, I wasn’t eligible for a review copy (I’m an Amazon.Com Top Reviewer who specializes in cookbooks). Thanks :-)

  • Reply Clare 14 July 2014 at 4:26 PM

    I have only been able to make my favourite dessert since following your blog and learning that coconut cream can easily be separated and replace real cream – and that was 4 years after I started following a vegan diet. It is a vegan version of chocolate ripple cake – Chocolate Ripples are biscuits we have here in Australia. Anyway, my whole family is excited, husband in particular as it was always his fave and he usually chose it for his birthday cake. Yay, thanks again this tart looks amazing can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply Gemma 14 July 2014 at 4:38 PM

    These gorgeous pictures make me weak in the knees. Seriously! They couldn’t be more beautiful and inviting. <3
    That cake looks amazing, delicious, luscious…and so many more adjectives (all of them positive, of course).
    Your blog is one of my favorites, it's always a pleasure to check your recipes and read your stories. Btw, insomnia SUCKS BIG TIME, I can relate to your words all too well.

    Well, well…my favorite summer dessert is Key Lime Pie, it's so refreshing and fruity! =)


  • Reply The Humble Plate 14 July 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Wowzas. I’ve been meaning to do a raw cheesecake of some sort but this just inspired me to incorporate raspeberries, I love the way their tartness contrasts with sweet, sweet chocolate.. mmm….

  • Reply Sarah 14 July 2014 at 4:56 PM

    I love turtle custard on a hot summer day.

  • Reply Plaga 14 July 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Beautiful pictures! My fave is strawberry rhubarb pie with the strawberries and rhubarb straight outta the garden! :)

  • Reply Leigh 14 July 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Smoothies!! I make one with frozen cherries and cocoa powder, among other things. Tastes like a chocolate cherry shake but has all healthy ingredients!

  • Reply karissa 14 July 2014 at 5:21 PM

    whatever fresh berries i can get my hands on during the summer…their time is so fleeting in the NW i try to eat as much as possible during the beautiful summer months here :) also luna & larry’s coconut bliss fudge bars because they are a healthier version of the fudgsicles i remember eating as a little kiddo at my grandparent’s house…

  • Reply Sarah Hughes 14 July 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Hmmm, tarts are always my fav (aside from pie). Right now I’m crushing on the cherry tart in the fridge! Xoxo

  • Reply Tamara 14 July 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Banana-cocoa ice cream, because it is fast and easy to make, and perfect! :)

  • Reply Aileen 14 July 2014 at 5:48 PM

    my fave summer treat is ICE CREAM! all kinds

  • Reply Margarita 14 July 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Fruit tarts with whatever fresh fruits in season are my favorite. I especially love the pate sucree dough from La Boulange (Pascal Rigo) and stone fruits on top. This dessert is my favorite because it is so simple but deliciously showcases fresh fruit and is gorgeous in a rustic, country way.

  • Reply Emma 14 July 2014 at 6:24 PM

    My favourite summer treat is fresh raspberries with a little sugar sprinkled on top. So sweet and refreshing!

  • Reply Rebecca 14 July 2014 at 6:26 PM

    I would love a copy! And I’m into just about every summer food lately–but raspberries and apricots get high marks today :)

  • Reply Alexis 14 July 2014 at 6:43 PM

    My favorite summer treat is homemade ice cream with soda poured over it, served in a glass. I’m from New Zealand and here we call them a ‘spider’ ! Its yummo on a warm day.

    P.s. I love your blog for the recipes and definitely the stories

  • Reply Jesscia Nielsen 14 July 2014 at 6:49 PM

    My favorite summer treat is homemade strawberry popsicles, although I think I must try this tart! The cookbook looks wonderful, would love to win!!

  • Reply Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe 14 July 2014 at 7:00 PM

    It’s a hard choice, but I think I’m going to have to go with ice cream. Such a decadent and delicious way to cool down in the summer heat. This tart sounds so good, as does the book. And that quote is perfection.

  • Reply Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate 14 July 2014 at 7:14 PM

    My favourite summer treat has got to be fresh cherries. They are only available for a couple weeks of the year so I definitely make sure to fill up!

  • Reply Irina 14 July 2014 at 7:24 PM

    My current favorite summer treat is fruit! I can’t seem to get enough mangos and cherries…yum!

  • Reply Heather 14 July 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Gah, these photos.
    I haven’t read ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ but you and Julia Roberts are enough to make me want to.

    My favorite summer treat is, hands down, fresh strawberries + whipped cream.

  • Reply Rachel 14 July 2014 at 7:38 PM

    My favorite summer treat is definitely strawberry shortcake with freshly whipped cream

  • Reply Alicia Webster 14 July 2014 at 7:42 PM

    It is hard for me to conjure up summer in my mind since it is the dead of winter here and I am freezing my buns off, but….My favorite summer treat is watermelon. The other four members of my family don’t like watermelon, so I buy it solely for myself, cut it up into cubes, go sit out on the deck, and make a pig of myself. I am ashamed to admit that I am able to eat an entire watermelon in two days.

  • Reply Maddie (Hungry Curious) 14 July 2014 at 7:52 PM

    My favorite summer treat has to be ice cream! Although I indulge in every season so I’m not sure if it counts…. Perfectly ripe summer fruits are next on the list. This looks heavenly, can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply Nae 14 July 2014 at 7:55 PM

    my favourite summer desert is cheesecake. I particularly like the caramel and lemon varieties. :)

  • Reply Marlena 14 July 2014 at 8:00 PM

    I grew up with farmers markets being a metonym for summer. To this day there is nothing better than the smell of sun on fruit at the stalls I frequent on Saturday morning and the pies that I make with those pieces of fresh fruit – particularly Strawberry Rhubarb pie!

  • Reply Vicki 14 July 2014 at 8:04 PM

    My favourite summer treat is a Lemon Icebox Cake…sooooo delicious and refreshing!

  • Reply Katie 14 July 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Favorite treat: frozen bananas whirled into ice cream with almond butter and chocolate chips. Major indulgence :)

  • Reply Erin 14 July 2014 at 9:28 PM

    My absolute favorite is a handful of freshly harvested English peas. I snap them from their vines, sit right down on the dirt and Crack open the crisp shell. Inside hides tiny green packages of pure joy! My son has begged to do away with all other veggies on the garden. “Just these sweet green treasures.”

  • Reply Lindsey 14 July 2014 at 9:31 PM

    I love rhubarb pie. It says summer to me because that’s the only plant from my childhood garden and it was always ready come summer.

  • Reply Bonnie 14 July 2014 at 9:33 PM


    And deliciously ripe summer tomatoes with fresh mozzerella and basil. You know, in case the S’mores don’t cut it.

  • Reply Samantha 14 July 2014 at 9:52 PM

    If you haven’t already, you must try Australia Pavlova.

    Or at least share a recipe! Smooth cream, a top a crispy meringue shell. Smothered with seasonal fruit – strawberries, kiwi, passionfruit.

    Ah, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. I wish Summer would hurry up and get here already :)

  • Reply erin 14 July 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Ice cream because it is so refreshing after a long hot day!

  • Reply Callan 15 July 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Ugh, all of your photography is breathtaking, and i just love your recipes! My favorite summer recipe is mint pea hummus because it uses seasonal ingredients, it’s cooling, and a healthier, greener alternative to hummus.

  • Reply Julia 15 July 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Strawberries. Swedish strawberries are the best.

  • Reply The Vegan Cookie Fairy 15 July 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Thanks for opening the giveaway worldwide, that’s very cool of you! I adore Elizabeth Gilbert and everything she writes. I quite fancy re-(re-re)reading Eat, Pray, Love love now. Have you read The Signature of All Things? That book changed the way I think about being a woman forever. I want every woman and girl I know to read it.

    As for my favourite summer dessert, it’s hard to pick! Chocolate is forever a favourite of mine, no matter what the season, so I’d have to say peanut butter chocolate ice cream with pieces of peanut butter cups swirled through it. *DROOLS* I’m making some of it right now and it is to die for. It’s warm enough here that I want ice cream but you never know when the temperature might drop so I always fancy something with substance.

  • Reply Jacqui Schmidt Stiverts 15 July 2014 at 2:17 AM

    My favorite right now is a raspberry elderflower rhubarb pie! Soooo so so delicious!

  • Reply Medeja 15 July 2014 at 4:26 AM

    This tart looks great. Both crust and filling sound delicious!

  • Reply Ellie 15 July 2014 at 5:01 AM

    I’ve been quoted as saying that ice cream is my downfall. It’s so true. I sometimes think I could live off the stuff…or kill myself eating nothing but. I really want to try mking my own with coconut milk but haven’t had the chance yet. It is my goal to do so by the end of the summer, and a pretty good goal too, in my opinion.

  • Reply Chelsea // The Naked Fig 15 July 2014 at 5:55 AM

    My favorite summer treats are berries and cream or my coconut fig popsicles! But this recipe looks incredible too!

  • Reply Kristen 15 July 2014 at 6:43 AM

    Your photos have convinced me to make this tart! Always lovely. In the summer I am always wanting a fresh glass of limeade- so refreshing!

  • Reply Meg 15 July 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Oh. Em. Gee. This tart looks amazing! Beautiful pictures, Ashlae! I’ve seen this book emerging everywhere I go on the interwebs and it’s quickly making it’s way to the “must have” section of the list of cookbooks I keep on my computer.

    I think my absolute favourite thing about summer is ice cream–coconut, banana, whatever. It’s cold, I can put a buttload of toppings on it (raw cookie dough AND chocolate sauce is pretty much mandatory) and it’s justifiable because it’s summer. Ah, these days.

  • Reply Moral Fibres 15 July 2014 at 7:22 AM

    My favourite summer treat isn’t cake based, just a good old fashioned punnet of cherries. Come July when cherries are ten a penny in Scotland I can’t help but go mad buying all the cherries! I always buy punnets with the intention of baking or preserving them, but by the time I get round to making something I’ve eaten them!

  • Reply Maja 15 July 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Making this! *fist bump

  • Reply Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife 15 July 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Such a gorgeous dessert! And the fact that it’s no bake fits my unbelievable lazy streak I have been on lately…. LOL My favorite summer treat is definitely homemade strawberry or raspberry ice cream. I just can’t get enough!!

  • Reply Dani L. 15 July 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Love this recipe – can’t wait to try it! My favourite cake this summer is a raw/vegan blackberry-tart. Even the non-vegans loved it! :)

  • Reply Cady 15 July 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Blackberry galette with white wine & ginger drizzle!

  • Reply Cecily 15 July 2014 at 9:04 AM

    ooooh grilled fruit + cold, creamy, melty things on top (e.g. peaches & crème fraîche):
    » I can’t get enough of summer fruit
    » I’ll always be a sucker for hot/cold treats
    » grilling means beautiful weather
    » grilling also means spending time with my dad, loving each other to the moon and back and eagerly welcoming the smoldering charcoal into our clothes
    <3 <3 <3

  • Reply Marie 15 July 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Your photos rule this world! And don’t worry about the no-mold-on-hand chocolate bar…it looks more than photogenic^-^ I have a choco bar mold but when I want my evening dessert right now or at least half an hour later, I just pour the chocolate mix on a tea-tray lined with parchment paper. In my opinion, chocolate just can’t be not photogenic at all, especially when you know how delliciuos AND healthy it is^-^
    By the way, it seems that homemade or a high quallity store-bought chocolate is my favorite dessert ♡ =) ♡ …hmm, but I thought it was seasonal fruits, especially watermelons, and greens^-^ I was so wrong, I guess! =)

    P.S.: I’m from Russia and can send regards to Anya ^-^

  • Reply Cooksophiecook 15 July 2014 at 9:39 AM

    What beautiful photos – makes me very happy! I love any simple dessert with fresh berries, mango and/or passion fruit, preferably with something vanilla-ish and macadamia nuts. Yay to having the competition open worldwide too, I would love to win a copy of Anya’s book

  • Reply Maureen 15 July 2014 at 10:48 AM

    I love Pomegranate sorbet. I love the coolness as I eat it because it is usually hot but also I love love pomegranates.

  • Reply Jayme Henderson 15 July 2014 at 11:07 AM

    I have been making all sorts of summer popsicles. It is too hot to bake in my house (I don’t have AC), but I have gotten pretty good at using my grill to bake! This recipe looks amazing, too. Have a great week and thanks for the reminder of how much I love that book, especially the first two sections. XO!

  • Reply Allison 15 July 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Beautiful photos and writing- thank you for the quote. Anya’s book is on my wish list! My favorite summer treat is fresh berries, especially made into homemade strawberry ice cream!

  • Reply Simone 15 July 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Ahh! what a lovely book! Sounds like I’m going to need to order it myself if I don’t win. It’s basically my normal diet: always vegetarian, mostly vegan, sometimes raw. I love it!

    Also, yum, that recipe! mmm!

    For my favorite summer snack, I’m going to go with the vegan fudgesicles I started making last summer! The full recipe is on my blog if you search for vegan fudgesicles, but it goes something like this: one can of full fat coconut milk, some amount of chocolate chips, melted. Whir them all together with a hand mixer and freeze in your popsicle molds. Uhm, delicious! :)

  • Reply Nadine Reyhani 15 July 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Love this! Never tried making chocolate before, will probably give this a try soonish! Are we really confinig ourselves to ONE summer treat here?! Come on. I would name every single fresh berry and cherry and apricot from our garden a summer treat, does that count? :)

  • Reply Renee (will frolic for food) 15 July 2014 at 4:53 PM

    That tart is GORGEOUS. You had me at chocolate + raspberry, but the whole no-bake quality is a huge plus. Your ganache filling is perfect. I have a number of favorite summer treats. Heirloom tomatoes on pizza w goat cheese being one! And fresh fruit popsicles, coconut water, and berry or stone fruit pies being the others.

  • Reply Jade Sheldon-Burnsed 15 July 2014 at 5:29 PM

    During the summer, I love to make lemon souffles with tons of fresh berries on top!

  • Reply sarah 15 July 2014 at 6:43 PM

    I can’t live without watermelon! Its the essential taste of summer!

  • Reply Stacey Roberson 15 July 2014 at 7:42 PM

    I love cheesecake filled strawberries. They’re so refreshing on a hot summer day.

  • Reply myriam 16 July 2014 at 1:35 AM

    yum! my favourite summer dessert is strawberry rhubarb compote on coconut tapioca pudding.

  • Reply Jo 16 July 2014 at 2:24 AM

    Ashlae, such beautiful photos as always and I feel you on your sense of overwhelm and craziness of late. That quote, in all it’s brilliance sums up our inner work that we all must do, and well-done for your wise realizations and acceptance of what is! My favourite summer treat has to be freshly picked stone-fruits (peaches dripping with juice and soft, warm apricots!) stoned and stuffed with dollops of whipped coconut cream. And a glass of raspberry-kombucha on the side. And friends. Always xxx

  • Reply Lilian 16 July 2014 at 3:28 AM

    my favorite treat in summer is definitely picking cherries from the tree and make anything that i can with them: cakes, ice cream, liquor, and anything else that comes to my mind (not mentioning stuffing my face with them, of course). I love it ’cause it’s something really special, being able to pick the fruits myself and using them in fresh and simple desserts. Something that I only can do in summer!
    Cheers from Italy!

  • Reply Julia 16 July 2014 at 4:26 AM

    Oh favourite summer treats – definitely berry smothies!
    And cake. But that’s an all-time favourite treat. ;)

  • Reply Lindsay 16 July 2014 at 6:19 AM

    I love tiramisu in the summer. No baking, delicious, and I make it ahead so there is no last minute fussing when we have friends over!

  • Reply Cathy 16 July 2014 at 6:30 AM

    Love the pics and your no-bake recipe! My favorite summer treat is Dark Chocolate Pudding w/fresh raspberries on top! Simple recipe, in food processor put 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted, 2 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder, 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Blend until smooth and put into 3 small ramekins, chill in fridge for 2 hours. To serve, top with raspberries. Enjoy!

  • Reply Clytie 16 July 2014 at 6:59 AM

    OMG, I loooooooove pure frozen fruit. I can nib on frozen raspberries till I eat 1 pound of them. I recently found frozen mango as well and it’s fantastic. But! If you blend frozen mango + bananas to get a puree and pour over little bit of coconut cream, it’s just pure summer bliss <3

  • Reply Laura 16 July 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Hello, my name is Laura and I`m 18 years old. A big THANK YOU for opening the giveaway worldwide because I live in Germany and that isn`t a problem now. My favourite summer treat is a delicious, sweet strawberry vanilla cake with my favourite dark chocolat. I inherit the recipe from my grandma (Oma is the german word). I love this cake so much because she had always baked it for me as I stayed at her house during the summer months. Thats why my favourite summer treat is from my lovely gradma. Yours, Laura

  • Reply Laura from Toronto! 16 July 2014 at 9:50 AM

    my favourite summer treat is key lime pie!! so rich and creamy, but also tart and refreshing. YUM!

  • Reply erika 16 July 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Ugh, I die over your writing + photos as always.

    Anyway. My favorite summer treat is a perfectly grilled ear of corn! Or a perfectly ripe summer tomato on toast. Or a perfectly ripe peach. I love ’em all so so much since a non-seasonal tomato or peach is very sad and no one grills corn in the winter.

  • Reply Leah S. 16 July 2014 at 1:04 PM

    It’s a toss up between a peach-blackberry cobbler or a strawberry, cream cheese tart on a graham cracker crust. It simply must involve the deep flavors of summer ripe fruit!!

  • Reply Jenna O 16 July 2014 at 1:48 PM

    I love strawberries, they are so delicious and sweet :P

  • Reply Natalia 16 July 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Such a beautiful recipe! My favorite treat for summer is ice cream made of banana’s: simple and so delicious!

  • Reply Courtney 16 July 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Peaches. Peaches. Peaches. With sticky, sweet juice running down the arms. Favorite treat. Any day – especially sunny, breezy, summer days. Would love to set a Vibrant Table for our family here at our little Minnesota cottage. =]

  • Reply Grace 16 July 2014 at 9:52 PM

    I absolutely love banana ice cream topped with fresh mango. So good in the hot (and cold…) weather!

  • Reply Alexis B 16 July 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Favorite treat is without a doubt homemade fresh peach sorbet! Nothing is better than juicy, fresh peaches in the dog days of summer, especially when frozen and mixed with other fresh flavors.

  • Reply Krem 17 July 2014 at 3:30 AM

    Oh oh, favourite summer dessert: grilled peaches with a dollop of homemade-vanilla cashew cream, drizzled with high/quality, thick balsamic vinegar (reduced, if necessary) and a sprinkle of fresh lemon thyme. Fresh yet enhanced with a subtle depth of flavour from the grill, the sweetness of the ripe peaches playing off the rich, sour balsamic vinegar, with the divinely decadent cashew cream and a note of sophistication from the bright lemon thyme. Simple, starring just a few high-quality ingredients, requiring little kitchen prep and leaving you relaxed to enjoy that endless summer evening with good friends and to realize that life is good.

  • Reply Carole 17 July 2014 at 6:17 AM

    What a lovely tart! This book looks awesome too! I love getting strawberries and mashing then up with a bit of sugar and topping with coconut whip – summer perfection!! :)

  • Reply da123 17 July 2014 at 1:16 PM

    My favorite summer treat is fresh mint ice cream. So refreshing.

  • Reply Stephanie K 17 July 2014 at 1:24 PM

    This tart looks amazing! Definitely on my to-do list. My favorite summer treat is watermelon. I can have ice cream any time of the year, but I always look forward to watermelon in the summer. My mom makes the best fruit salad with watermelon so whenever I eat it I think of home.

  • Reply Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health 17 July 2014 at 3:48 PM

    my fav summer treat is Popsicle and granita!

  • Reply Lisa S 17 July 2014 at 6:02 PM

    My summertime favorite treats are fresh fruit smoothies or fresh fruit popsicles…and anything chocolate. I put eat chocolate at the top of my to do list and I always get at least one thing done that day. :)

  • Reply Kate 17 July 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Oh this looks so delicious & your photos are stunning as usual.

    My favorite summer dessert is classic strawberry shortcake. You can’t go wrong. Nothing is better than freshly baked pound cake, market strawberries, and coconut creme! mmmm. It reminds me of fireflies and summer nights and happiness!

  • Reply Megan 17 July 2014 at 10:42 PM

    My favourite summer treat would definitely be HOMEMADE BANANA ICE CREAM, no doubt. And of course, with a sprinking of cinnamon and a really really generous dollop of almond butter. Not forgetting the berry and cherry toppings (since they’re in season).

    (My mouth is watering as I type this OMG)

  • Reply Lydia Claire 18 July 2014 at 2:28 AM

    I really like homemade popsicles!

  • Reply Emma 18 July 2014 at 3:45 AM

    Oh yum! This book has been on my wishlist since I first came across it. I love Anya’s blog.
    Favourite summer treat….stone fruit! And corn on the cob!

  • Reply Isabel 18 July 2014 at 4:14 AM

    I just finished reading this book! Loved the Indian part of meditation. Gave me a lot to think about (past, present and future life!)
    I love the crust as well as the filling
    My favorite summer treat are a chilled slice of ripe watermelon and homemade peach ice cream

  • Reply Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño 18 July 2014 at 4:44 AM

    Thank you for sharing that quote, it reminds me of why I live the way I do even though sometimes I feel like it’s more of a struggle than anything else. Hard to choose my favorite summer dessert but I think I’m going to go with a warm fruit cobbler with ice cream.

  • Reply Aurélie (@ohalmonds) 18 July 2014 at 5:13 AM

    Oh mon dieu as we French say! So much chocolate, so many raspberries piled up on it, so perfect!

  • Reply sarah 18 July 2014 at 7:52 AM

    I love this place.
    I can’t believe I didn’t see this post until now.
    I hate to admit that my favorite summer treat would probably be a mojito or glass of crisp white wine.

  • Reply Marie 18 July 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Ice cream, custard, frozen yogurt, paletas – any frozen treat!!!

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    Great blog!!! In the summer I crave/love Mexican food….nothing in particular. The heat just seems to scream, “Feed me spicy goodness!” Thanks for the contest!

  • Reply MelissaW 18 July 2014 at 7:16 PM

    I love cherries. Even though I am sick of them, I keep buying more because I know they are almost gone!

  • Reply Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate 19 July 2014 at 2:25 PM

    No-bake desserts are the only ones I want to make this time of year. What a great excuse to use up all of my raspberries!

  • Reply Saniel 19 July 2014 at 5:06 PM

    My summer treat is grilled peaches and pineapples with honey drizzle

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  • Reply Thalia @ butter and brioche 20 July 2014 at 10:55 PM

    that is one good looking tart, you can never go wrong with chocolate and raspberries. love that it is no bake as well! so delicious. love it!

  • Reply Eric 21 July 2014 at 5:55 AM

    This tart looks delicious. I love raspberries and this seems a really tasty way to enjoy these berries:) Thank you for this great recipe, I will give it a shot in the next couple of days.

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  • Reply rachel davis 22 July 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Looks absolutely amazing cannot wait to make this!
    Would it be possible to substitute the coconut oil for another type of oil? I have a friend who is allergic so would something like olive or sunflower work?

    • Reply Ashlae 22 July 2014 at 9:48 PM

      Hi Rachel –

      Unfortunately the coconut oil is what causes the filling to solidify (coconut oil turns solid when chilled, unlike other oils). You could, however, replace the chocolate filling with this chocolate mousse recipe (made with plain almondmilk instead of the coconut variety) and I think the tart would be equally as delicious.

      • Reply rachel davis 25 July 2014 at 6:38 AM

        thanks so much!

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  • Reply Tammy 13 August 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Love this raspberries. Also glad it’s no-bake. Saves time from baking then cooking. Thank you!

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    Dear, what can i use instead of syrup? Here in Brazil is hard to find it!


  • Reply Marta 1 October 2014 at 6:13 AM

    I love it!! I am definitely going to make it, but I have never seen coconut oil… I think I could use your two-ingredients mousse recipe as you suggested in a comment below :)
    I’ll let you know! ;)

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