Easy Holiday Dessert Recipes- Chocolate Tarts with Peppermint Creme

Easy Holiday Dessert Recipes- Chocolate Tarts with Peppermint Creme

Forgot you need to bring a dessert to the party tonight? No worries I have an Easy Holiday Dessert Recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser and look like you have been in the kitchen all day. This post was facilitated by a sample of extracts from Nielsen Massey Vanillas but all the opinions are expressed are 100% my own. 

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I love this recipe because not only does it take about 20 minutes but you can make them earlier in the day for that evening. I even froze half of them but not sure how they will thaw until the weekend.

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I found the phyllo cups that were already cooked so this recipe did not involve the oven either  I also filled and stored the shells in the containers they came in. They lay flat in there and are easy to carry to a party. Just cover them with plastic wrap after the creme had a chance to set.

It was pretty cold when I was making this easy dessert recipe, so I placed them outside after filling with the ganache

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Chocolate Tarts with Peppermint Creme Recipe

Makes 15 (2 tart) servings.

  • 2 packages (15 shells each) frozen mini phyllo shells
  • 1/3 cup (3/4 cup) heavy cream, divided
  • 4 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 2 ounces (1/4 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Peppermint Extract
  • crushed peppermint flakes
  1. Prepare phyllo shells as directed on package for crisp unfilled tarts. Cool completely.
  2. Microwave 1/3 cup of the cream and chocolate in microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 minutes or until chocolate ganache starts to thicken. Spoon a heaping teaspoon ganache into each tart shell. Cool completely.
  3. Beat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of the sugar in large bowl until smooth. Beat remaining 3/4 cup cream, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and peppermint extract in medium bowl with electric mixer on high-speed until stiff peaks form. Add 1/2 of the whipped cream to cream cheese mixture; stir until well blended. Gently stir in remaining whipped cream.
  4. Spoon about 1 tablespoon Peppermint Crème into each tart. Garnish with grated chocolate and/or peppermint if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve

I initially thought the creme did not taste enough like peppermint, but after it was in the fridge for several hours it developed.

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These are cute fun and festive dessert that is easy to transport to a party.

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Wants a bite of this easy holiday dessert?

1 Comment

  1. I would love to have a bite of this easy holiday dessert, it looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I can’t wait to try it.

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