Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart + Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Five Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free Valentine’s Day dessert recipes including a vegan chocolate coconut tart that is so decadent, you’d never know it’s actually healthy!

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I may be a tad biased because it’s also my birthday, but seriously how you can dislike a holiday that revolves around love, hearts, kisses, chocolate and flowers? You just can’t.

Last year I shared a Valentine’s Day Superfood Trail Mix and Peanut Butter & Jelly Oats (with a heart on top) but this year I’m upping the ante. I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite healthy food bloggers to bring you the best Valentine’s Day round-up filled with six healthy dessert recipes including my Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart.

Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart served on a white square plate with raspberries.

If you’re a chocolate person, this post was made for you. These recipes are filled with chocolatey goodness. They’re decadent, delicious and satisfying, but also wholesome and healthy so you can feel good about indulging. All six are paleo, grain-free and gluten-free and many are vegan as well.

Healthy Valentines Desserts that are paleo and grain-free

Here’s our Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts line-up:

Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse from Lee of Fit Foodie Finds

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups from Davida of The Healthy Maven

Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart by moi (scroll to the bottom for the recipe)

Paleo Almond Joy Lava Cake by Taylor of Food Faith Fitness

Raspberry Swirl Brownies from Lexi of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Bourbon Bacon Bark from Kelly of Nosh and Nourish

Salted Chocolate Mousse (paleo + vegan)

Lee’s Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse is made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan sea salt.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize Davida’s Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires!

Paleo Almond Joy Lava Cake

Taylor’s Paleo Almond Joy Lava Cakes are made with coconut oil and have an ooey, gooey melted chocolate and almond butter center. They’re super easy and made with protein powder for a healthier, high protein dessert.

Raspberry Swirl Brownies

Lexi’s Raspberry Swirl Brownies are packed with warm chocolate chunks and topped with fresh raspberries and creamy raspberry swirls. The perfect festive treat for your Valentine.

Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranates

Raise your hand if your guy likes bourbon and bacon. I know Isaac does! This Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranates has love written all over it!

And lastly, my Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart.

One word = heavenly.

Overhead shot of cacao powder for Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart.

This tart is basically the chocolate version of my Creamy Lime and Avocado Tart, which just so happens to be one of my favorite dessert recipes here on EBF. It’s rich and oh, so creamy without an ounce of diary or refined sugar. The crust is made of dates, unsweetened coconut and pecans while the filling consists mainly of coconut cream, cacao powder and maple syrup. There’s no baking required — just a few hours of freezer time to set-up.

I LOVE frozen tarts like this because they taste like ice cream cake. I’ve always been an ice cream over cake girl so ice cream cakes are my jam.

Slice of Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart served on a white plate with raspberries.

The recipe makes two mini tarts. When I made these a few weeks ago I shared one with Isaac — it was devoured in minutes. And the second one is still in the freezer because I’m saving it for my birthday. Only 13 more days!

Half-eaten Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart served on a white plate with raspberries.

In term of ingredients, you’ll need less than 10 items and many are things you’ll likely already have on hand. If you haven’t used coconut cream before, look for it near the canned coconut milk. I like the Trader Joe’s or Native Forest brand.

If you make this paleo chocolate coconut tart, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 mini tarts 1x

Description

Five Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free Valentine’s Day dessert recipes including a vegan chocolate coconut tart that is so decadent, you’d never know it’s actually healthy!


Scale

Ingredients

Crust

  • ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup dates (about 9 dates)
  • pinch of sea salt

Tart Filling

  • 1½ cups coconut cream
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon cacao powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Process the crust ingredients (coconut, pecans, dates and sea salt) in a food processor (affiliate link) or mini chopper until the dates have turned into sticky paste holding the crust ingredients together. Take mixture out of the processor and press evenly into two mini springform pans. Place pans in freezer while you make the tart filling.
  2. While the crust is setting in the freezer, blend ingredients for the filling (coconut cream, cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt) in a high-speed blender or food processor (affiliate link) until creamy. Pour half the filling over the crust in one pan and then pour the remaining filling over the crust in the second pan. Use a spoon to make sure the filling is even and smooth.
  3. Place pans in the freezer to set up, at least 2 hours, but can be overnight. Take out of freezer, remove the springform pan (affiliate link), let sit out for 10-15 minutes, cut into slices. Top with fresh berries and serve. The longer it sits out, the filling will soften and become more like pudding. It still tastes amazing, but not as firm. Store any leftovers back in the freezer.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freeze
  • Cuisine: Paleo

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of a mini tart
  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: paleo chocolate tart

Are you a Valentine’s Day fan? What’s your favorite chocolate dessert?

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    44 comments
  1. I made this and it was absolutely delicious! My husband and inhaled it. I was wondering if you can sub honey for the maple syrup? Would that mess up the consistency at all?

  2. These mini tarts look just absolutely gorgeous without any guilt haha!
    This is my first time in you blog, I actually got linked to your recipes from Taylor from FoodFaithFitness.
    I was attracted by this recipe!! I am always looking for healthy yet delicious recipes.
    I will really make this maybe tomorrow, thank you so much for your sharing.
    I don’t have small spring form pan. The only one i have is 9 inch. I was thinking of i can double the recipe and then go from there haha! thanks!

  3. Thank you for any out of this world scrumptious recipe. I made mine in a mini pie dish because I had all the ingredients but no mini pan. It worked really well. . I also added some chia seeds to mine. Just because I am a Chia seed lover. Thanks a million for a recipe that I will be proud to make and share.
    And of course I will always direct them to the best blog which I love. EBF.

  4. Can you tell me what size of “mini spring form pan” is needed for this recipe? (the smallest ones I found are 6″) I can’t tell from your pics if that would be right? Hoping to hear as I’d like to try making this!
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. Really disappointed that I cannot bring up the recipes you gave today. It seems that every recipe I want to see I keep getting error 404 – page does not exist. Your recipe is the only one that shows up. Thanks for that.

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