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Hey LC readers! We’re the ladies of Skinny-Fat Girl Diary, and we’re back again to bring a little fall flare. We’re so excited for autumn. I mean, what’s not to love? Cozy fashion, crisp seasonal air and decadent comfort food… And to get into the spirit, we decided to experiment with one of fall’s sweetest harvests: apples! We couldn’t help but be inspired by Lauren Conrad’s love of apples when we thought up this recipe. It’s pretty cute.

Apples are nostalgic of a simpler time, when gathering them with family and friends was a common occurrence rather than a special occasion. But with life being as busy as it is, it becomes hard to make the time. The change of the seasons reminds us all to slow down, take a break and spend time with family and friends…over food, of course! And what better way to celebrate than with a guilt-free, delicious apple and chocolate tart treat?

This sweet treat may look extravagant, but it’s really a no-bake recipe that is a piece of (no-bake) cake to make. Without further ado…

Autumn Apple No-Bake Chocolate Tart

Ingredients:

  • 3 dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. agave
  • 1/2 cup no sugar added Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • two apples, thinly sliced

Instructions:

For the crust:

  1. In a food processor combine 3 dates (make sure to remove the seeds), 1 cup of cashews, 1 tbsp. vanilla extract, 1 tbsp. agave and a splash of water.
  2. Blend until it looks like oatmeal. Then pat the mixture evenly into decorative tart dish.

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For the chocolate layer:

  1. Melt 1/2 cup of no sugar added Lily’s Dark chocolate chips with ¼ cup of almond milk in a saucepan until glossy and smooth. Keep the heat low, so not to burn the chocolate.
  2. Pour the chocolate mixture on top of the crust until completely covered, and let settle in a refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. (But the longer the better!)
  3. Lastly, thinly slice two apples and decorate the top any way you like. We decided to go for a rose design. Trust us, it’s easier than it looks, so don’t be intimidated!

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For the apple configuration:

  1. To achieve the rose design, layer the apples in a circular pattern, starting with the larger slices around the brim of the tart dish and working your way in towards the middle.
  1. Optional: Rev up that metabolism and add some additional fall flavor by sprinkling cinnamon on top.

And there you go! It’s a perfect, fun, fall treat that looks like it took you all day, when in reality it took only 20 minutes. Plus, it’s pretty healthy and all natural, too.

Enjoy this season with friends and family, and let us know…

What’s your favorite go-to fall dessert?

XO,
Skinny-Fat Girl Diary

 

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