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Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Tarts

It's no secret that kids love dessert and Christmas is one time that you need to be prepared with some quick and easy gluten free desserts. This time of year I know you're busy, and not only that, if you can save a little time in food prep you can use that time relaxing and having fun with your kids - much more important in my opinion!! :-)

This week I've taken my gluten free chocolate biscuit recipe and used it to make a gluten free tart shell. This dough is simple to make without too many ingredients, tastes 'normal' and you kids will love it. You can fill them with whatever you like, but I just whipped up a pack of Orgran Chocolate Mousse Mix that both of my kids can eat. 

In all honesty these took about 15 minutes to make the bases from scratch, and then I just whipped up the mousse in my Thermomix once the tarts had cooled and piped it in. It took 3 minutes to whip the mousse and 5 minutes to pipe it in.

You could make the tart shells a day or two ahead of time and then on the big day whip up the mousse either just before you serve dessert, or a couple of hours ahead and leave in the fridge to sit. The pictures I took were after it had sat for a few hours, and as you can see it still looked good! I recommend that you decorate at the last minute.

I left them in the tart pan right up until I served them to make them easy to work with. Just loosen them before you pop the mousse in so they're easy to remove at the last minute ;-) 

If you're really pushed for time, don't even make the tarts. Plonk the mousse in some nice little bowls and decorate simply. See my pictures at the base of the recipe!

Gluten Free Chocolate Tarts- Happy Tummies

Gluten Free Chocolate Tart Shell Recipe

Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, egg free


½ cup (45g) desiccated coconut
½ cup (70g) sorghum flour
½ cup (60g) arrowroot starch
¼ cup (30g) cacao powder
1 tspxanthan gum (orguar gum)
⅔ cup (100g) rapadura sugar (or sweetener of choice)
pinch of salt

40gcoconut oil, solid (place in freezer for 10 minutes if not solid)
3 tbsps (60mls) cold water
1 box Orgran Chocolate Mousse Mix - for filling tarts
250ml cold water 


  • Pre-heat oven to 170° C
  • Grease small tart pans - mine is a gem round based cupcake pan - nothing fancy at all!
  • Grind together all dry ingredients in a food processor (if using a Thermomix grind on speed 9 for 10 secs)
  • Add solid coconut oil and blitz for a few seconds until it resembles breadcrumbs (if using a Thermomix mix on speed 5 for 5 secs)
  • Add cold water and mix again until thoroughly combined and nice and smooth (if using a Thermomix combine on speed 5 for 5 secs, scrape down and repeat if necessary)
  • Divide mixture into 12 balls and spread flat and lay into tart tin. My bases were quite think and I had heaps of mousse left over so you could make the bases thinner if you have another tart tin. Take a couple of minutes to smooth the edges with your hands slightly wet. It can go a little above the edges of the tin
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes until cooked
  • Leave to cool in tray. Loosen carefully once cooled and leave in tart tin while you fill with mouse and dress. Remove to serve
  • Prepare Orgran Chocolate Mousse Mix according to directions. I whipped in my Thermomix with the butterfly in on speed 4 for 3 minutes
  • Fill tart shells with mousse
  • Decorate as desired

Don't even have time to make the chocolate tart shells? Just whip up this mousse and pipe or spoon into some nice bowls. I decorated mine with a chocolate Christmas tree and one as a reindeer using Biona Pomegranate Hearts as the nose, some dairy free choc chips as the eyes and some Eskal Gluten Free Pretzels as the antlers. The mouth was just a chocolate off cut from making the chocolate stars and Christmas tree.

Dairy Free & Egg Free Chocolate Mousse - Happy Tummies

TIP: To make the chocolate shapes, melt your chocolate and spread it out on a flat tray on baking paper. Pop into the fridge until it is almost set and them use cookie cutters to cut the shapes out. 

 Recipe From happytummies.com.au - Copyright 2016 Happy Tummies


Enjoy! Lisa x

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