Avocado Cream Tarts

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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Top o’ the mornin’ to ya on this fine (well, rainy actually) St Patrick’s Day. I love St Paddy’s Day – there’s something about it that brings out the Irish in us all – in my case a not insignificant quarter!

For me, St Patrick’s Day is extra special because it always brings back fond memories. Waaay back in 1999 I was in Sacramento, attending an art course by master colourist Susan Sarback. My trip there just so happened to coincide with St Patrick’s Day and the whole of Old Town Sacramento was decked out for the occasion. Some newly formed acquaintances and I went to the parade and it’s an experience I’ll never forget. Those Americans sure do know how to party!

Fast-track to today, and my workplace is celebrating the day (modestly, in comparison!) by inviting staff to bring green food to share for lunch. Unfortunately for me it’s not the day I work onsite, but that hasn’t stopped me from rustling up some green Avocado Cream Tarts to share with my family. Given it’s mid-week I’ve kept the recipe raw and healthy, but it’s still most assuredly delicious! With its deep, dark and chocolatey base and smooth, creamy avocado and banana filling, how could it not be?

Hoping that wherever you are, you get to bring a little green into your day.



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Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8 Servings



For the base:

  • 1/2 cup whole almonds (or any nut you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup soft Medjool dates (pits removed)
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (if you can’t access it, use cocoa powder)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup (or as needed)
  • About 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted (or as needed)

For the filling:

  • 2 avocados flesh only (I used about 14oz of flesh)
  • 2 small bananas
  • 2 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup, or to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, or lime juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt, or to taste
  • Cacao nibs for sprinkling (or use chocolate chips)


For the base:

  • Place all the ingredients (except for the coconut oil) in a food processor and pulse to blend until you’re happy with the texture (process longer for a finer texture). Taste and adjust for sweetness and saltiness if needed.
  • Test the moisture of the base by spooning out a small amount of mixture and rolling it in your hands. If the ingredients hold together, your base is perfect. If it’s not quite there yet, add up to a tablespoon of coconut oil until the moisture level is right.
  • Divide base mixture into lightly greased tart tins with removable bases (I used 6 x 8cm/3in deep sided individual tart moulds with removable bases). Press the mixture firmly, making sure that the edges are well packed and that the surface is even. If making ahead, you can pop the bases into the fridge or freezer. NB: If you have some base mixture left over, roll it into truffle-sized balls and store in the fridge – makes a wonderful sweet snack!

For the filling:

  • Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust for sweetness and saltiness if needed.
  • Spoon the mixture on top of the bases and smooth the surface with a spatula. Sprinkle some cacao nibs over top, then pop into freezer to chill.
  • Remove the tarts from freezer when you’re ready to serve – they defrost very quickly – and remove them from the tins to serve.
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Susan, AKA Kiwicook
About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


  1. This looks so good. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you for sharing your delightful recipe!


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