Valentine Chocolate-Nut Tart
If you are busy, but still would like to make a delicious simple sweet treat for Valentine Day and enjoy with the family and friends, this recipe is for you. It is fast and easy to prepare since it does not need baking. You can use your fantasy to create a beautiful looking tart with this simple recipe, have fun and enjoy the delicious flavour of it as well.
100 gram puffed rice
200 gram peanut butter (or almond butter)
100 gram maple syrup (or agave or date syrup)
200 gram dark chocolate (or your favorite chocolate)
50 gram roasted peanuts chopped (or other favorite nuts)
½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
½ teaspoon cardamom (optional)
½ teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
Fresh berries / fruit for topping (optional)
Mix in a bowl the peanut butter and the syrup well with a fork or hand-whisk to combine. Add the cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla if using, mix well.
In a separate bowl, put the puffed rice, add the peanut mixture to it, mix well.
Transfer the mixture in a dish with baking paper or on your favorite plate, press well with the back of the spoon until uniformly spread.
Melt the chocolate in a separate bowl, add the roasted nuts, mix well.
Pour the chocolate-nut mixture on top of the puffed rice, spread all over well.
Transfer the whole dish in the fridge for half an hour.
You can enjoy the tart as it is by cutting it in pieces, or decorate it with fresh berries and fruits on top, and then enjoy.
-You can use any of your favorite nut butter for this recipe, the options are many, peanut butter, almond or cashew butter are usually the best choices. If you are allergic to nuts or you want a lighter option, you can use only puffed rice mixed with maple syrup, it is still tasty.
-As for syrup too, options are many such as regular syrup, maple syrup, agave syrup, coconut syrup, date syrup or grapes syrup which you can find in asian shops.
-As for chocolate, variety is large in the shops, the best option would be the salted caramel chocolate bars or for a Valentine-looking treat, you can use raspberry flavour chocolate bars.