Tiramisu in a Jar

Tiramisu in a clear jar on a white plate with spoon.
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Prep Time:
40 minutes prep time + 2 hours soaking time for cashews
Recipe Source:
Radiant by Hanna Sillitoe ($22.99, Kyle Books, 2019) Photo Credit: © Joanna Henderson


  • Espresso

    • 2 scoops of ground espresso decaffeinated coffee
  • Bottom Layer

    • 13 cup ground almonds
    • 1 tsp Manuka honey
    • Drop of vanilla extract
    • 2 tsp raw cacao powder
  • Middle Layer

    • 14 cup cashew nuts, soaked in warm water for 1 to 2 hours and then drained
    • 12 cup coconut milk
    • Drop of Manuka honey
    • Drop of vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Top Layer

    • 12 large ripe avocado
    • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
    • 1 Tbsp raw cacao nibs
    • 1 tsp Manuka honey
    •  Drop of vanilla extract
  • To Serve

    • Raw cacao nibs or grated dark chocolate


  1. Make 2 small cups of espresso coffee and set to the side.
  2. Place ingredients for the base in a mixing bowl. Add one of the cups of espresso coffee and stir well. Divide base evenly between two jars and place in fridge to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, blitz together all ingredients for the middle layer in a food processor to form a smooth cream. Place in a bowl in fridge to set.
  4. Finally, blitz together all ingredients for the top layer. Slowly add remaining cup of espresso until mixture forms a rich, smooth chocolate cream (you may need only 12 cup of the espresso, depending on ripeness of avocado). Place in fridge.
  5. Now spoon the middle layer on top of the cooled base layer in the jars. Finish with the top layer. Decorate with raw cacao nibs or grated dark chocolate and return to fridge until ready to serve.


This is an indulgent, rich chocolate dessert. The secret to making a delicious caffeine- and alcohol-free tiramisu is raw cacao nibs. You can think of cacao nibs as unprocessed chocolate. They look like a cross between coffee beans and chopped nuts and their flavor is extremely bitter, even more bitter than that of dark chocolate. They taste almost like an alcoholic liquor, even though they contain no alcohol. It’s this intense, bitter flavor that makes them perfect for making a healthy tiramisu.

Nutrition Info

489 Calories, 12 g Protein, 28 g Carbohydrates, 11 g Fiber, 43 g Total fat (17 g sat), 16 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Phosphorus, ★★★★ Vitamin E, Magnesium, ★★★ Iron, ★★ Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B6, Zinc, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), K, Calcium, Folate, Potassium