Raw Mint Tartlet

Ugh. Moving, starting over, the usual in the military life. It can be exciting, and it can be very stressful. Luckily, a little raw chocolate deliciousness helps with the stress side of things. Plus, it's a great way to win over new friends as I learned recently. I served this to a fellow military spouse, and next thing you know, she was inviting me to spin class with her. Coincidence? I think not!

This easy, rich and luscious tart was inspired by a recent indulgence: a Hail Merry Chocolate Mint Tart. My husband and I shared the rich treat, and he encouraged me to try to recreate it. Though I didn't have all the necessary ingredients (or even mint extract), I did have a chocolate mint vegan protein bar, so I blended this said deliciousness into the crust for a sneakily protein-enriched dessert.

I even made four of these without sampling them first and served them to guests over for the first time, which was a risky move perhaps, but turned out to be a huge hit! All you need is a food processor or really good blender and some time, and you too can indulge of this decadent yet clean-eating dessert.

Raw Mint Tartlets

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