In all honesty, I started the morning thinking the most exciting thing about V-day 2011 was going to be the submission of my itemized taxes. Then I thought to myself, if Terry Walters (my foodie hero) has an easy chocolatey, Valentines appropriate dessert, I’ll allow myself to get in the holiday spirit.
It doesn’t get much more Valentines than ‘Chocolate Lover’s Tart’.
I read down the list of ingredients and determined I had enough like ingredients in my pantry for this to be a pretty cheap treat.
Gluten-free all purpose flour instead of brown rice flour, olive oil instead of canola oil, and peanut butter instead of cashew butter. I also had cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, and vanilla on hand.
The only items left to purchase? Tofu and pecans.
This recipe tops the list of most simple baked goods ever created in my kitchen.
And I bought this handy dandy tart form at Ikea for $7.99!
I knew it would be good because I couldn’t stop eating the tofu batter while the pecan crust was in the oven. But… I waited til I arrived at Val’s house to test it out the finished product. O-M-Geee! So much chocolatey goodness! This will be my go-to guest dessert for parties from this point forward.
Side note: If you use gluten-free vanilla extract, you can add this recipe to your gluten-free recipe collection.