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No Bake Pecan Tart in 7 Simple Steps

This post will go through exactly how to make this simple no bake pecan tart in just 7 easy steps.

You cannot go wrong with chocolate and nuts. The ultimate combination and the perfect spring/summer dessert.

This is the perfect tart for parties and events. Vegan or not, this tart is a fan favorite among many friends and family. It is just SO smooth and delicious!

no bake pecan tart

If you’re looking to add more vegan tart/dessert recipes to your baking list, try this Chocolate Mousse (a reader favorite!) or this Easy Blueberry Dessert 

Why you’ll love this no bake pecan tart

  • It’s completely vegan and gluten free
  • It’s no bake, therefore no need to put your oven on
  • Perfect to make a head of time

Expert Baking Tips for this easy chocolate tart no bake

Although the recipe for this simple vegan chocolate tart is super easy, here are just a few expert tips i’d recommend:

  • Ensure your dates are relatively soft before blending, if your dates are tough soak them in water for around 1/2 hr then drain and add it to the rest of the ingredients.
  • For this tart I used Nooj Almond paste but Nooj cashew paste will also work well here.
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Ingredients list for this no bake pecan tart  recipe

For this tart you will need:

  • Caster Sugar – This is just a very refined sugar if you can’t find it refined granulated sugar will work well here too. 
  • Dates – If you find that your dates are quite tuff, soak them in water in ½ hour to soften them before blending with the other ingredients.
  • Vegan cream cheese – This will help create that smooth creamy texture to the tart.
  • Cornflour – This will act as a stabilizer so the tart holds its shape when sliced.
no bake pecan tart

Almond paste is a game changer for any no-bake tart.


I used Nooj almond paste and it has worked so well for me. Best of all you can now get your own in Sainsburys! Or order online here.

Raw vegan chocolate tart recipe

How to make pecan tart. Step by step instructions for the best gluten free tart crust

For this easy vegan tart crust you just simply need to blend together the pitted dates, cocoa powder, water and pecans. Until it comes together like a dough. Then press the dough into a prepared tart tin that has been greased and dusted with cocoa powder. [This will help prevent it from sticking to the pan]

The vegan chocolate tart filling

To make the filling for this pecan tart pie you just need to mix together all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth.

Pour the filling onto the tart base and set in the fridge while you make the vegan ganache. For this simply heat together your vegan chocolate and double cream for 30 sec intervals in the microwave until thick and glossy.

Pour this over the tart evenly making sure its level. Finally set the tart in the fridge for 6hrs/overnight or 2hrs in the freezer.

Slice and enjoy!

no bake pecan tart

Non-vegan alternative

If you don’t want to make this tart vegan simply substitute the vegan cream cheese for normal cream cheese and the vegan chocolate for regular dark chocolate. 

FAQ’s for this chocolate pecan pie tart

Can I freeze a no-bake tart ?

Yes you can, this tart can last up to 2 weeks in the freezer. But you must remember to cover the tart in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in cling film/plastic wrap.

Can you use this recipe to make chocolate pecan pie tartlets ?

Yes, absolutely, this recipe will fit 3 pecan tart mini tartlets.

How to thaw frozen tart shells / how to defrost frozen tarts ?
  1. Remove the tart from the freezer.
  2. Place in the fridge and allow the tart to thaw overnight (6-8 hours), leaving pie wrapped.
  3. Alternatively, you can set the tart out to thaw on the counter at room temp for 3-5 hours.
  4. Unwrap the tart from cling film/plastic wrap and it is now ready to be enjoyed again.

Storing and freezing

How long does tart last for ?

Tarts can last 3-5 days when stored in the refrigerator. But it can last up to 2 weeks in the freezer.

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Recipe for vegan chocolate no bake pecan tart :

No Bake Chocolate Pecan Tart

Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword gluten free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Servings 10


  • Tart tin
  • Blender/Food processor


Tart Base

  • 220 g Pecans
  • 120 g Dates
  • 15 g Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tbsp Water

Chocolate Mousse

  • 200 g Almond Paste (Nooj)
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 100 g Vegan Cream Cheese
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 20 g Coco Powder (Smooth)

Vegan Chocolate Ganache

  • 100 g Vegan Chocolate
  • 100 ml Plant Based Double Cream


  • Pecans
  • Hazelnuts


Tart Base

  • Blend all the base ingredients together in a food processor until it comes together.
    220 g Pecans, 120 g Dates, 15 g Cocoa Powder, 3 tbsp Water
  • Press into a greased tart tin and set aside while you make the mousse filling

Chocolate Mousse

  • Mix all the mousse ingredients until smooth.
    200 g Almond Paste (Nooj), 1 tbsp Cornflour, 100 g Vegan Cream Cheese, 100 g Sugar, 20 g Coco Powder
  • Pour the mousse filling onto of the base and set in the freezer while you make the vegan ganache

Chocolate Ganache

  • For the chocolate ganache heat the vegan chocolate and cream together for 30second intervals until it's thick and glossy.
    100 g Vegan Chocolate, 100 ml Plant Based Double Cream
  • Pour onto the tart and chill in the freezer for 1 -2 hrs. The tart should be firm and hold it's shape.
  • Once set decorate with hazelnuts and pecans alternatively around the tart to create a boarder.
    Hazelnuts, Pecans
  • Slice and enjoy!

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