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Sweets for My Sweetie – Chocolate Walnut Date Tarts

These pretty pastries are very easy to make. They are quite sweet, so not much is needed other than a bit of chocolate as a drizzle or decoration.

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 vegan dark chocolate bar
  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine
  • 12 dates, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions:

  1. De-seed the dates and cut them into small pieces.
  2. Place them in a small sauce pan, add 2 tablespoons of water and cook over a medium heat.
  3. Stir to mix well.
  4. Add the walnut pieces, and spices and mix.
  5. Remove from the heat.
  6. Preheat the oven to 220 (C).
  7. Thaw 2 pieces of puff pastry and place in forms that have been oiled.
  8. Picks the bottom of the forms lightly with a fork.
  9. Fill the forms with the date/walnut mixture.
  10. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden.
  11. While the pastries are baking, melt the chocolate in a small bit of vegan margarine until it is liquid.
  12. Remove from the heat.
  13. When the pastries are done, remove from the oven and allow to slightly cool.
  14. Remove the tarts from the forms and drizzle with the chocolate.
  15. Serve warm or cooled.
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