Laura Coxeter’s Raw Chocolate Ganache Tart With Essential Oils

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photoWe love Laura Coxeter’s super-healthy take on a Chocolate Ganache Tart – brimming with raw plant based ingredients, healthy fats, natural sugar and pure essential oil – this luxurious treat feels like an opulent indulgence – without the dreaded sugar hangover that usually follows suit.

Laura Coxeter’s Raw Chocolate Ganache Tart


For the base

  • 300g pecans or almonds
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt, or any other good-quality salt
  • 200g medjool dates

For the filling

  • 4 medium sized ripe avocados
  • 150g virgin coconut oil
  • 2 vanilla pods, seeds only
  • 200g raw cacao powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 300g coconut blossom sugar or some honey or agave nectar to taste
  • 5-10 drops of either Rose Otto or Sweet Orange essential oils – both work well with this recipe.

Optional Extras

  • Rose petals
  • Dried or fresh orange slices


  • In a food processor, blend the pecans or almonds (if possible, soak them for around 6 hours and then dehydrate them first. The soaking releases the enzyme inhibitors and makes them easier to digest.) Add the salt and medjool dates and blend until you have a ‘dough’, or until the mix forms a ball.
  • Press this mixture into the bottom of a tart dish. Cover and leave to harden in the freezer until you are ready to pour on the filling. I like to use a silicone mould. They are freezer safe and easy to get the tart out once it has set.
  • For the filling, blend everything together until smooth, then pour onto the base.
* If you aren’t using a high powered blender, you might like to melt the coconut oil over a bain- marie first, or simply stand the jar in a bowl or pan of boiling water, until liquid.
  • Set in the freezer for 1 hour, then it should be firm enough to slice up. Top with whatever takes your fancy and looks pretty! Some ideas are fresh berries, edible flowers, a dusting of cacao powder and either rose petals of fresh or dried orange slices depending on your choice of essential oil.


  • Ensure you use Organic essential oils as there are no chemicals used in the distillation process, therefore they are safe to consume.