Vegan Chocolate Pecan Tartlets

These Tartlets are:

Nutty

Rich

Chocolatey

Slightly sweet

Have a crumbly crust

and a gooey/ fudgey center

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Pulse 1/4 cup pecan pieces in a food processor until it becomes a fine grainy consistency. Add flour, softened buttery spread, and vegan cream cheese to the food processor.

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Run food processor on low speed until a ball of dough forms.

 

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For chocolate filling, in a bowl, mix together applesauce, sugar, melted buttery spread, soy milk, vanilla extract, and melted chocolate.

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Press dough into bottom and up sides of a lightly greased miniature muffin pan.

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Spoon chocolate filling into tartlet shells.

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Top each with a pecan half.

If you try this recipe, don’t forget to let me know what you think! Leave a comment below,  on Facebook, or snap a pic of your results and tag #healthconsciouskitchen on Instagram.

Crust:

1/4 Cup Pecan pieces

1 Cup Unbleached all purpose flour

1/2 Cup dairy- free Buttery spread, softened (I use earth balance)

4 oz Vegan cream cheese (I use Daiya)

Chocolate Filling:

1/4 Cup Unsweetened applesauce

1/4 Cup Pure cane sugar

1 Tbsp dairy-free Buttery spread, melted

3 Tsp Soy milk, plain unsweetened (or sub almond milk)

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Vegan Chocolate chips, melted and slightly cooled (I use Enjoy Life)

Topping:

24 Pecan halves

Directions:

Pulse 1/4 cup pecan pieces in a food processor until it becomes a fine grainy consistency. Add flour, softened buttery spread, and vegan cream cheese to the food processor. Run food processor on low speed until a ball of dough forms. Divide dough into 24 small balls. Press dough into bottom and up sides of a lightly greased miniature muffin pan.

For chocolate filling, in a bowl, mix together applesauce, sugar, melted buttery spread, soy milk, vanilla extract, and melted chocolate. Spoon chocolate filling into tartlet shells. Top each with a pecan half.

Bake at 375°F for 15-18 minutes or until lightly brown and chocolate filling is set. Cool for 5 minutes, remove tartlets from pan and let cool the rest of the way on a cooling rack.

Makes: 2 Dozen

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Enjoy!

 

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