chocolate tart

chocolate tart~ one of the best deserts…EVER!

You guys that follow me probably know that sometimes I don’ t sleep much. When I can’t sleep- sometimes I think of recipes. This happens to be one of them. I think it was 2:32 am, and I was thinking of something to make that was chocolate that didn’t require much oven time. (It’s been unseasonably warm) So, cookies and cake were disqualified.

Then came this:

This is going to be one of those things you’ll whip up when you want to impress. I’m totally making this for a contest. 😉

It’s pretty easy, too folks.

Really. The hardest part for me was when I was making the milk chocolate shavings… not because I scraped my hand or anything; but because I was using a solid milk chocolate” leftover” Santa, and I was trying to not get his white chocolate (colored  red) hat shredded. He was quite a unique Santa. Chocolate with a white chocolate beard and red hat. I should have taken a picture.

Anyway, I got a few red shavings by accident. In case you see red in the picture.

The crust is made from crushed animal crackers (the chocolate ones) and the filling is two types of ganache- white chocolate and dark.

To be honest… I’m not a huge chocolate person, neither is my hubby. But, when it comes to this-  MY GOODNESS! When my girls tried it, they dramatically acted out an extensive scene of them “dying” from chocolate. You know how girls can be when it comes to chocolate. When my husband tried it, he wasn’t so dramatic- but he did suggest I “enter it in something” and,  that made me happy.   So,now the whole family has been reformed chocolate people.

One thing, however is that it takes time to make- mainly waiting time for the ganache to set. But, hey- you can just chill while you’re waiting. So, it’s fun time.

Serve in tiny, thin, elf sized slices. It’s rich. Filthy rich.

chocolate tart
Author: Michelle Keith of The Domestic Mama & The Village Cook
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
Serves: 12-18
  • 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces good quality white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 block solid milk chocolate (2 oz) grated
  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. In a bowl. combine the cookie crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and vanilla
  3. Press into a tart pan (10 inch)
  4. Bake for 12-18 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a double boiler melt the white chips and 1/4 cup heavy cream until smooth.
  6. Pour on top of crust.
  7. Refrigerate to set
  8. While that is setting, melt the dark chocolate chips and 1 cup heavy cream over a double boiler (medium heat)
  9. Once smooth, pour over the set white chocolate layer.
  10. Return to fridge to set once more.
  11. Once set, top with milk chocolate curls.
  12. Serve chilled in thin slices.

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