Red Raspberry Dark Chocolate Puff Pastry Tarts

Red Raspberry Dark Chocolate Puff Pastry Tarts.

Phew!¬† That name is a mouthful….

But it really does say it all!

And I’m betting you would love a mouthful of these simple, but elegant and amazingly delicious treats!

I made these this past weekend for a Sunday family football dinner.

Would you believe me if I told you there are only three ingredients?!?!

Well – four if you count the powdered sugar you sprinkle on top.

Puff Pastry is such a dream to work with!

Keep these ingredients on hand and this recipe up your sleeve when you need a quick, but fabulous dessert or treat.

I’m betting you won’t be sorry. ūüėČ

Red Raspberry Dark Chocolate Puff Pastry Tarts

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll out one sheet of puff pastry, and cut into 9 squares approximately 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.  Place a teaspoon of raspberry jam in center of each square.  Top with a piece of dark chocolate.  Pull all four corners to center and pinch to seal.

Bake for 15-18 minutes on baking stone or cookie sheet until puffed and lightly browned.    Remove to cooling rack.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Serve warm or cold.  

Enjoy!

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Tart with Oreo Cookie Crust

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Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Tart with Cookie Crust (No Bake).

You may recall seeing this dessert I made for our Valentine’s Couple Camp Party. ¬†I promised then that I would share the recipe.

I have to tell you… this dessert is not only beautiful and elegant looking, it is so simple, uses only five basic ingredients, and is possibly the most luscious chocolate dessert I have EVER tasted. ¬†And I’m really not exaggerating. ¬†I absolutely loved this tart!

I typically make dessert, but just taste enough to know it is okay to serve. ¬†This one, however… I not only had the evening of our party, I ate the last leftover slice!

I am certain I will make this tart again.. and again. ¬†It is a great dessert for ANY occasion, any season, anybody. ¬†I would take this to a summer picnic. ¬†I would make this for a birthday “cake.” ¬†I would make this for a Christmas dinner dessert. ¬†I would make this for ANY reason.

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I originally came across this recipe posted by Mary at HomeisWheretheBoatis, and I only tweaked it slightly.  Thanks for sharing Mary!

I so hope you will give this a try, and I cannot wait to hear how you like it!

Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Tart with Oreo Cookie Crust (No Bake)

Ingredients:chocolate-strawberry-tart-valentines-day-couples-camp-dessert

  • 1 pkg. Oreo Cookies (approx. 32 cookies)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 12 oz. of Your Favorite Chocolate (I used Baker’s German Sweet)
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • Strawberries

Directions:

  • Place Oreo cookies in a gallon size Ziploc bag. ¬†Then place entire bag in another bag to double (so you can crush them without making a mess!) ¬†Crush Oreo cookies using a heavy rolling pin, your hands, or whatever way you prefer to smash them fine enough to make a crust from. ¬†(The original recipe calls for pulsing them in a food processor, so feel free to do that if you have one.) ¬†
  • Pour melted butter into the bag. ¬†Zip to close again and ¬†completely incorporate the cookie crumbs and butter using your hands. ¬†Pour crumb and butter mixture into an 11″ tart pan. ¬†Pat onto bottom and up sides of tart pan. ¬†Refrigerate to firm up for one hour before preparing and adding filling.
  • To make filling, break up chocolate and place in a heat-proof bowl. ¬†Bring heavy cream to a boil in a small sauce pan. ¬†As soon as it boils, pour over chocolate. ¬†Let sit for a couple minutes to soften the chocolate, then slowly whisk until until smooth and fully incorporated. ¬†Pour into chilled, firm crust. ¬†Refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with strawberries (red raspberries would amazing too if you prefer!). ¬†Drizzle melted chocolate over all if desired. ¬†I also sprinkled just a tiny bit of sea salt flakes, which gave it an amazing, but subtle taste burst. ¬†And then – any cookie crust crumbs that fall off when you remove the tart bottom from the sides of the pan can be thrown on top too.¬†

Enjoy!  I know you will!

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi