So I had all these other recipes I was planning to share with you, but I made this gluten-free vegan peanut butter and marshmallow tart last night, and it was so amazing I couldn't resist sharing it with you straight away. After all, I wouldn't want you living one more day not knowing about the existence of this amazing tart ;)
It's not a recipe I invented. I actually came across this peanut marshmallow tart recipe once while searching for something new to make out of pb and marshmallows and it really caught my attention. I mean, doesn't that recipe look totally incredible? How could I resist trying to de-glutenize and veganize it! :)
I finally got around trying it out last night and it was actually very, very easy to make. The hard part is waiting for it to set a few hours (no, I totally didn't eat my first slice at midnight... why would you even think that?!). So below is an adaptation of this peanut butter and marshmallow tart for those on a gluten-free and vegan diet:
Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Tart
*Recipe is adapted from Taste.com.au.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
- Yield: 7" tart
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted or very soft
- ¼ cup liquid sweetener of your choice (I used maple syrup)
- ½ tbsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup natural smooth/creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup potato starch
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup vegan mini marshmallows (I used Dandies)
- ½ cup natural smooth peanut butter
- pinch of salt
- 1 can full fat coconut milk (chilled in the fridge overnight)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Use some cacao nibs or chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the finished pie. Or top with some whipped cream or chopped roasted peanuts. Or drizzle with chocolate sauce… Or leave it “nude” — it’s delicious either way :)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Oil a tart pan and set aside.
- Place all crust ingredients into a large mixing bowl, except for coconut flour, potato starch, and cocoa powder. Use an immersion blender to mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Note: if you don’t have an immersion blender, you can do this in a food processor or by hand too. Add in remaining crust ingredients and mix the mixture by hand, kneading it lightly until a sticky soft dough forms. Transfer this dough into your tart dish and press it down and spread it evenly throughout the pan (base and edges) using your hands until it’s shaped and molded to the tart pan shape. Use a fork to pierce some holes along the base of the crust to prevent bubbling while baking. Place in the oven and bake for 22 minutes. Remove from oven and cool a on a rack.
- While the pie crust is baking you can work on the filling. Place the coconut oil in a saucepan and allow it to melt on medium-low heat. Add in marshmallows and stir the mixture (frequently) to melt the marshmallows. When they are somewhat melted, add in the peanut butter and salt and continue to stir until the marshmallows are melted into the pb and the mixture is uniform. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Open your can of chilled full fat coconut milk and scoop out just the white part (not the water) into a small mixing bowl (Reserve the remaining water for other uses or discard). Add in vanilla and use a mixer to whip up the mixture into whipped cream. Add in the pb & marshmallow mixture and mix everything to combine. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust. Allow it to cool off to room temperature and then place in the fridge to set for at least 3-4 hours.
I made a mini tart (7″ pan), but you can easily double this recipe for a full size tart pan.
Laura@Baking in Pyjamas says
Audrey this looks divine, what could be more better than pb and chocolate, yum!! This has been featured as one of my favourites over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Stop by, grab a button and link up again with us this week. Have a great day!
I absolutely ♥ peanut butter and marshmallows together, in any shape or form, but this tart was probably the pinnacle of this combo for me :)
Thanks so much for featuring it, Laura!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
This looks absolutely amazing! What a perfect flavor combo!
Thanks so much, Megan. I was actually shocked at how amazing the pb & marshmallow filling was. When I saw the original recipe I just knew I had to try it out and it was exactly as I suspected -- delicious! :)
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says
Really there are no words for how I feel about this recipe, I want it now!! YUM!!!!
Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)
Can't wait to see what you link up this week! The party link up is open!
Thanks so much, Cindy!
I love these recipes but I don't like eating coconut oil, it's too heavy for my body. Do you have any suggestions for a non-soy and vegan replacement? Thanks!
Hi Lizzy, you can maybe try something like these Earth Balance soy-free butter sticks. You can also try making the base with something like rapeseed oil too (or another baking oil), though I haven't tried it myself. I don't see why it wouldn't work. This crust isn't very fussy.
Just thought of something else too. If you do end up using a cooking oil (as opposed to butter sticks), you can try playing around with the ratio a bit. For example, I would do 3 tbsp oil and increase the peanut butter to 1/3 of a cup (instead of 1/4).
For the filling, just omit the 1 tbsp coconut oil and use 1-2 tbsp non-dairy milk (that's what the original recipe I adapted from uses, so should work fine).
Let me know how it goes without the coconut oil if you give it a try. I'd love to know how it turns out.
This looks soooooo good. The only ingredient that will be tricky for me to find (I live in The Bahamas) is the Vegan marshmallows. I cannot wait to try this!!! Thank you for sharing!! I just came across your website today and I'm excited.
Hi Audrey. Thanks so much! Not sure if you have any health food-type shops around, but those tend to carry them. Otherwise, maybe you can order online (I've seen them for sale on Amazon.com for example). I hope you do find some and give it a go though. It'll be worth it :)
Yum, this looks amazing!!!! So decadent.
Thanks so much, Megan. It really is very decadent, but it's so easy to make! And there are no almonds to grind down this time around either ;) . Enjoy it!