How often are you caught needing a last minute dessert? This simple dessert comes together in minutes and just needs to set or another 15 minutes or so. Semi-homemade desserts come in handy when you need something fast but fresh.
You definitely want to put this dulce de Leche recipe in your rotation. We have updated these photos since the original post. 20 Easy Desserts to Feed a Crowd.
The other weekend I was sitting at my son’s basketball game when I realized I needed to bring a dessert to a party that evening. Not being prepared at all, I was a little stunned. I would have to buy something instead of making a dessert.
However, after browsing the bakery aisle I was reminded of a dessert I had made many years ago that will take only a few minutes to put together. Last minute desserts were a crowd pleaser too.
What you need to make these last-minute quick caramel desserts
All you need is to pick up some
- Phyllo cups
- a can of dulce de leche
- chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts (optional but recommended)
I told you this is going to be easy. I have found that these phyllo cups are now coming already baked which cuts your time down as well.
Ok now the hard part…. LOL
Add a dollop of the dulce de leche into each baked phyllo pastry cup. (Follow the baking directions on the package) I found keeping them in the plastic trays was very easy.
While you are doing this, melt 1 cup of double chocolate morsels. (I used Ghiradelli extra dark as I had that on hand)
Then spoon some chocolate over the Dulce de leche or caramel.
Top with nuts and allow the chocolate to set.
This could not be simpler. I placed my trays into the freezer for a few minutes to set.
The best thing about this last-minute dessert idea is that it is also a make-ahead dessert recipe. You can make these cups and once they have set, cover them with some saran wrap and keep in the freezer until you are ready to serve them.
I purchased some bakery goods as well and made my platter for the party. I did notice the macaroons were still on the platter and these Caramel-Chocolate tartlets were all gone. Love the flavor combination of Caramel and Chocolate, be sure and check out this Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Bites Recipe too.
Other Last Minute Dessert Ideas:
Dulce De Leche Recipe: Caramel Chocolate Tartlets.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 104Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 7mgSodium 33mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 2g
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