raw dark chocolate peppermint tart {copycat Hail Merry tarts)

the day i wandered into the desserts case in whole foods and saw the Hail Merry Tarts, i melted a little.  raw dessert that’s so thick and gooey and cold and all deep, dark, rich, deliciousness – all clean ingredients and made just for me to indulge, maybe one. bite. at. a. time. over a couple days?  and, yes.


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BUT.  it’s a little pricey.  (with good reason – it’s full of real food, as so little is these days.  did i mention that?)  still, i of course thought, what if i could create this myself and share with my family?  one bite at a time, of course.  because, yum.  did i mention the deep, dark, rich part?


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so i set out to create my own version – copycat hail merry tarts.  and voila – a ridiculous raw dark chocolate peppermint tart.  oh, my.

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indulge.  in a good way.  make these, ok?  come back and say thanks, if you like.  give me a little digital hug.  because, well, yum.


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raw dark chocolate peppermint tart {copycat Hail Merry tarts)


  • Tart Crust:
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Peppermint Dark Chocolate Filling:
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1-1/3 cup cocoal (or raw cacao) powder
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, plus fresh mint for garnish


  1. For Crust:
  2. Use a pastry cutter (or food processor) to combine ingredients.
  3. Divide mixture evenly into four parts and press into [individual tart pans
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  5. Chill in freezer or refrigerator while filling is prepared.
  6. For Filling:
  7. Combine ingredients in the bowl of a large stand mixer and blend until combined.
  8. Pour into chilled crusts and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight before serving.
  9. Store uneaten tarts in refrigerator up to 3 days.


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  1. Reply
    Jillian Babbel Mendioro
    July 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    *Digital Hug* these look AMAZING. When I was in a costco in Capitola I saw a raw key lime tarte that I’ve been wanted to recreate but haven’t had the time. These seem even more amazing! I absolutely love dark chocolate and mint and cannot wait to try these out!
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      August 5, 2014 at 12:48 am

      Jillian – I’ve been craving these since I first bought the Hail Merry ones, and now I’m craving my own version again. 🙂

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