I absolutely positively 100% adore this recipe. I love it, I want it, I gotta have it. The leftovers are sitting in my fridge right now, just calling my name. And when I was deciding which dessert recipe to bring to my Friendsgiving, I immediately decided this one as soon as I made it for the first time. I need to throw it in the trash so I stop creeping at the fridge, cutting off tiny slices…every 10 minutes. I made this recipe based off my “Peanut Butter” Cream Pie that you can find in Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook and can also find it on my site since I shared it with you all before the book came out! Just FYI, in this recipe I use a Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce that you can find on page 250 in Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook. If you have the book, finding this recipe will be easy and PS- I love you! If you don’t have my book quite yet, well now you have a million ways to get it so you can definitely make this recipe by Thanksgiving day! You can grab it on Amazon for 44% off, grab it online for 44% off or in stores at Barnes & Noble, or you can pick it up in Costco in Canada and nationwide here in the US, and you can also grab it at many independent book stores!

Thanksgiving is creeping up pretty quickly! Have you planned your menu yet? I’m planning to make blue cheese stuffed bacon wrapped dates and this chocolate caramel tart! We are getting our fitness on first thing in the morning then we are getting our mimosa brunch on with multiple mimosas and I’ve heard there will be a turducken gracing us with it’s presence during brunch. Have you ever tried one of those? This will be my first time and I’m not sure how I feel about it since I will be trying it in a CrossFit gym. I see gyms as cesspools of grossness. So the last thing I want to do is eat in one. Aw well, I’ll do it anyways. Then after getting tipsy, we will be heading to a friends house for a Friendsgiving and then have another Friendsgiving on Saturday. Best days of the year.

Guess what you guys? If you check my site on a regular basis, soon you’ll be noticing a difference…I’m giving my site a face lift soon! And the new website is almost done so you’ll be seeing it real soon! Since Google recently changed it’s policies and ranks sites lower if they are not mobile friendly, it was time to change up my site and make it easier for you to navigate and make Google like me more. So by Friday or by early next week, you’ll have a pretty new site to look at and you’ll no longer have a hard time finding what you need when you’re looking at the mobile site. Are you pumped as I am!?

Should we put Christmas lights up on our house? To me, that sounds like a lot of work. But I don’t want to be the lame neighbor who doesn’t try. The other day, I shoveled my driveway just to look like a good neighbor. Everyone else’s driveway and sidewalk melted within hours but I didn’t want to be the sh*t neighbor who didn’t try. It’s funny because in general life, I absolutely do not give a sh*t what people think, but when it comes to what my neighbors think, I care. What’s that about?

Who cares. Just go make this.

PaleOMG Chocolate Caramel Tart

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Thanksgiving No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Tarts

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  • Yield: 5 4-inch tarts 1x



For the caramel

For the crust

For the topping


  1. First, make the caramel then set aside to let cool a bit.
  2. Make the crust: Pulse the walnuts and almonds in a food processor until a nut meal begins to form. Then add the rest of the crust ingredients and pulse until completely combined.
  3. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of five 4-inch tart pans or 10-inch tart pan or a rectangle tart pan and up the sides as much as possible.
  4. Pour about 3 tablespoons of the caramel into the middle of each tart pan or pour all the caramel into one large pan, leaving a little bit of crust around the outsides (this will help the chocolate seal the tart later). Place in the freezer for about 5 minutes, until caramel is hard.
  5. While caramel hardens, melt chocolate in a double boiler. When caramel is hard, pour chocolate over the top of each caramel tart, covering all the caramel and smoothing the chocolate out to the sides of the tart. Sprinkle a pinch of coarse sea salt in the middle then place in the fridge for about 10 minutes, until chocolate is set and has hardened.
  6. Before serving, remove from refrigerator for 10-15 minutes then run a knife under hot water for a bit, wipe dry then slice.

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  1. Erica says:

    Can you sub coconut oil for ghee?!?! At my in laws and forgot my ghee!

    1. juli says:


  2. Stac says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Julie. I just bought the latest book – it’s time for me to give back for all the great free recipes, inspiration and giggles I get from reading your blog. Thank you! Looking forward to making the chocolate tart.

    1. juli says:

      Thank you, Stac!

  3. Connie says:

    Yum yum! I’d love to have some of that pie. It’s a shame I can’t find Ghee Butter anywhere.

    Dainty Deeds Blog

    1. juli says:

      just use coconut oil or ghee or butter!

    2. Pam says:

      You can also get your ghee at: http://www.thrivemarket.com
      There are lots of very reasonably priced paleo and healthy specialty items on that website!

  4. The Kizers says:

    BWAH-Hahaha! Dude we’re with Megan! My wife and I just read this…then read, read, and re-read and are baffled that even ONE person could have audacious ridicule on a FREE SITE haha. WTFrick people! I get getting the milk for free sometimes is GRAND- but sometimes you need some steak and butter to go with it! Sh chill out and use a different recipe “DEBRA!” ;P
    ANYWAY- here is to you Juli! For being self-promoting and building your empire from the ground up, under your own ambitions. WE FOR TWO (lol) will be subscribing and purchasing this book. I have been in the market to drop some lbs but want something sweet once or twice…a day 😉
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING JULI and thank you for being awesome.
    The Kizers

  5. 2Rae says:

    Well Juli I did it, I bought your latest book. I’ve been looking for it and there is was at COSTCO so THANKS for selling it there. I’ve bought some of my favorite recipe books there. I mark the recipes I want to try first so now there are little pink post its sticking out all over that book, like hot pink fur. Really interested in the pizza dough. I make it out of cauliflower now but it’s REALLY messy and a lot of work squeezing the water out so this will be easier to do and less time.

  6. Tiffany says:

    Hi Juli,
    You may have already answered this, and if so I apologize.. I didn’t want to read all the complaining…:) We have some almond allergies in this house so would you suggest this with all walnuts or switching almond for a different nut? Or should I make this as is and eat is all myself and tell the almond allergy person to suck it 😉


    1. juli says:

      you’re awesome, Tiffany! i like using two different kinds of nuts so you could switch it up with cashews instead of almonds!

  7. Cassie Tran says:

    These look so easy! Thanksgiving is over though 🙁 maybe for Christmas?

  8. Samantha says:

    Love this blog! I am constantly sharing with my family and friends recipes either from the blog or telling them to go out and buy Juli’s books. Don’t have the money? NEITHER DO I! At the age of 20 I ran into some major life changes with my health, specifically with autoimmune disorders as well as other cardiac issues. Through the surgeries I have been through and the fact that I lost my job and apartment in the same year due to financial issues and not being able to take care of myself I understand that many people struggle. My boyfriend works in EMS and 4 years ago when my life came crashing down he told me about a recipe that was served in the fire station that was absolutely AMAZING, that recipe was from paleomg.com I discovered my love for this new way of eating. I had to change my whole life due to my illness’ and while it is not easy I am on the path of healing my body. I have found numerous other bloggers through Juli’s blog and trust her opinions, recipes, and I am confident in all that she does. How dare people come onto HER place of work, and act entitled for a recipe. If for some reason you cannot find the exact recipe, go find a different one that you can incorporate into this one. Being on a paleo lifestyle means being creative and discovering new ways to sub different items into recipes. Through everything I have been through I have applied for grants and scholarships and am on my journey through college and just started my Bachelors this past summer and am currently still loan free. I don’t expect to be given anything, I find ways to apply for scholarships and grants and work my but off in school since I am unable to work still. I do bing.com searches RELIGIOUSLY, everyday to earn points to buy amazon.com gift cards to in turn, purchase my cookbooks. There is not an excuse in my book for not being able to do something, strive to have what you want, better yet what you need. Because Juli’s books are essential to life! https://www.bing.com/explore/rewards?PUBL=REFERAFRIEND&CREA=RAW&rrid=_f2cfa2a6-d35c-66e4-3175-e9c6bb9189a7 Okay, END RANT. I love Juli and appreciate everything she does for us all and I hope that she remains the humble person that she is. Not many people can say that they grew to such a remarkable person who actually cares about her followers. okay, now off to eat some dang chocolate caramel tarts! (:

  9. JC says:

    Juli– Love your recipes and plan on buying your book, especially after seeing some of the comments here! Thanks for providing some free recipes and enough to entice to buy the book. It is 100% your job and right to do so. One question: I also have a nut allergy. Any recommendations for alternatives for the crust? I hate to just buy a gluten-free crust from the store!

    1. juli says:

      thanks for being so awesome, JC! as for the crust, that’s a tough one. i don’t have the perfect answer as of right now, but i’m sure there are gluten free crusts you could find online and make yourself with rice flours or other sorts of gf flours!