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No Bake Chocolate Cherry Almond Tart Recipe

This no bake chocolate cherry almond tart recipe is an easy summer dessert!We are so in love with this no bake chocolate cherry almond tart recipe, that we made it (and ate it) three times this month! It’s an easy summer dessert that doesn’t heat up your kitchen during the hot months. That’s right, no oven or stove needed! You can see how easy it really is in the video below.


If the pictures and the video aren’t convincing enough, let me describe this incredible dessert to you. The crust is crunchy and buttery while the filling is a sweet and creamy combination of almond butter, honey, and cream. Then everything is smothered in a layer of rich, dark chocolate ganache, topped with fresh cherries, and sprinkled with sliced almonds. It’s simply irresistible, and will be the star of your dinner, potluck, family barbecue, or summer party.

This no bake chocolate cherry almond tart recipe is an easy summer dessert!

Now, we love having cherry trees right in our front yard, but this no bake dessert is also delicious with grocery store cherries. Just make sure to get fresh juicy ones that have not begun to turn mushy. I really like bing cherries for their dark red color which looks so dramatic in the chocolate ganache, but other varieties of cherries will work as well, just make sure they’re not too tart.

This no bake chocolate cherry almond tart recipe is an easy summer dessert!

You can space the cherries out like I do for a beautiful presentation, or really pile them on close together for more cherry in every bite.


For the no-bake crust, I use a package of Walkers shortbread fingers, but you can use any shortbread cookies you want. You just need 1 1/4 cups of crumbs.

As for making a tart, don’t feel intimidated if you’ve never made one. The hardest part is getting it out of the tart pan, but I have three tips to make it a total breeze.


First, get a tart pan with a removable bottom. I don’t care how much a tart pan may promise to be non-stick, don’t skip the removable bottom. It just makes your life easier. Here’s the one I have:

Second, make sure you place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of your pan before you press the crust in. This will save your sanity, and your tart.

How to remove a tart pan

Lastly, use some kind of stand to remove the tart bottom. It’s easier with a round or square tart pan because you can use a canned food item. To remove a rectangle tart pan, you need to get creative. We just happen to have three bottles of “Mr. Bryan’s dip dip” which is Corban’s favorite dipping sauce from our friend Bryan. One of the birthday presents he was most excited about! They made the perfect stand for the tart as I pulled and pressed on the edges of the pan until it slid off.

Once you do that, you should be able to use the parchment to slide your tart right off, or slip a knife under the parchment to help release it if you need to.


This no bake chocolate cherry almond tart recipe is an easy summer dessert!

Okay friends, what are you waiting for? Get yourself some cherries while they’re still in season!

Yield: 8 servings

No Bake Chocolate Cherry Almond Tart Recipe

No Bake Chocolate Cherry Almond Tart Recipe

This no bake chocolate cherry almond tart recipe is an easy summer dessert. You can use any variety of cherries you like, but our favorites are Bing cherries.

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 5.3 oz (1 package) of shortbread cookies or 1 1/4 cups shortbread cookie crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons of butter, melted


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, unsalted almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 5-10 cherries, pitted and halved
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds


  1. Use a food processor to turn your cookies into crumbs, then to mix in the melted butter.
  2. Press the buttery crumbs into the bottom of a rectangular tart pan and up the sides.
  3. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. While crust is chilling, whip the heavy cream until extremely stiff. You may need to chill the cream and bowl if you're having trouble getting it stiff enough.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the almond butter, honey, vanilla extract, and pinch of salt.
  6. Mix in half of the whipped cream, then fold the rest in with a spatula.
  7. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  8. Place the chopped chocolate in a glass bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  9. Microwave the cream in a glass measuring cup for one minute.
  10. Pour the cream over the chocolate and stir until completely melted and smooth.
  11. Spoon the chocolate ganache over the almond filling and use the spoon to spread it out evenly.
  12. Place cherry halves face down on the tart, then sprinkle almonds all around.
  13. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

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2 thoughts on “No Bake Chocolate Cherry Almond Tart Recipe”

  1. You had me at no bake! These came out so delicious. I will definitely be making them again with how fast they disappeared in my house!

  2. What a fantastic tart. I love that is no-bake. It’s perfect for lazy days. I’m going to make it, for sure. Yum! Can’t wait.


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