Dark Chocolate and Coconut Tart

A rich gluten-free and vegan dessert from Bacofoil® Indulge in this delightfully rich recipe, which is suitable for both a plant-based and gluten-free diet. Cook the luxurious dark chocolate and coconut tart on Bacofoil® Non-Stick Baking Paper for effortless baking. The unique textured surface reduces the amount of contact with the bake ensuring the pastry lifts seamlessly off the paper, for a perfectly baked tart with no cracks or mess. Serve with toasted coconut flakes and chopped pistachios.

Prep Time

Approx. 20 minutes, plus cooling time

Cook Time

Approx 30 minutes




100g gluten-free plain flour

100g ground almonds

25g milled linseed

1-2 tbsp brown rice syrup (or maple syrup)

50g coconut oil, melted

2 tbsp cold water

300g full fat coconut milk (from a can)

300g vegan dark chocolate

1 tsp vanilla extract

60g brown rice syrup (or maple syrup)


Preheat the oven to 170ºC fan/190ºC/Gas 5. Line a rectangular or round baking tin (approx. 20cm x 30cm or 24cm diameter or similar) with Bacofoil® Non-Stick Baking Paper. Make sure the sides are about 2cm deep

To make the pastry, combine the flour, almonds and linseed in a bowl. Mix the brown rice syrup into the melted coconut oil then drizzle it over the flour mixture. Use a blunt knife or palette knife to chop through and mix until it becomes evenly clumpy. Add 2 tablespoons of cold water and mix again with the knife until the mixture starts to clump together (add another one tablespoon of water if required)

Press the crumb into the lined tin so that it evenly covers the base and sides. Prick the surface with a fork. Scrunch up another piece of Bacofoil® Non-Stick Baking Paper, then unfold and place gently on top of the pastry base. Fill with baking beans or raw rice to weigh down the paper and pastry. Bake for 20 minutes or until pale golden brown. Leave to cool for a few minutes then carefully lift out the beans and allow the pastry to cool fully.

While the base is cooling, make the filling. Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl, add the vanilla and rice syrup. Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling then pour over the chocolate and stir until everything is melted and well mixed. Pour into the pastry case and smooth over. Allow to cool, then chill until set

Decorate with toasted coconut flakes and chopped pistachios and cut into small slices to serve

Tip: If your tin doesn’t have a loose base, before lining, add two extra strips of Bacofoil® Non-Stick Baking Paper, in a cross shape, and use them to help lift the finished tart out of the tin after cooling