Good morning friends, happy Monday. I had such a jam packed and fun Thanksgiving(weekend) I feel as if I need a vacation from my vacation. In addition to all of the Thanksgiving festivities, we shopped, went to a Christmas fair, assembled a pinecone garland for the front porch, foraged in the woods for pine, holly and magnolia to make 4 huge planters and baked Christmas cookies. I will be honest, I have never made garland before and this one took so much more time, and pinecones than I thought, not to mention it was incredibly painful! Did you know that pinecones have “thorns.” I have band-aids on 4 fingers, and cuts and splinters on my hands, but it was all worth it because it turned out so beautiful. I will share a photo with you this week.
No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Tart
As we are gearing up for Christmas parties, festivities and gift making I thought I would share the easiest tart to make ever. There is no baking involved so that saves a lot of time. It is basically an Oreo crust with a ganache filling topped with candy canes. It cannot get any easier and the presentation is beautiful, it looks as if you worked in the kitchen all day but the good news is that is doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to put together!
This chocolate peppermint no bake tart is perfect for your dessert table at Christmas, to give to family and friends, or to take along to any parties you are attending. If you do not like peppermint you could add berries, or dulce de leche, or even crushed or chopped chocolate for decorations, the possibilities are endless.
No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Ingredients for Crust
24 Peppermint Oreo Cookies or Trader Joe’s Joe Joes’ Peppermint Cookies
6 Tablespoons of butter melted.
Ingredients for Filling
1 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup chopped 60% chocolate
1 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup butter cut into small pieces
In a blender or food processor pulse the cookies until you have fine crumbs. Pour into a bowl and add the melted butter. Mix well, then pour into a 9″ tart pan and press up the sides and into the middle. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Place the chopped chocolate into a medium heat proof bowl. In a saucepan heat the milk and the butter to a low boil. Pour over the chocolate and let sit for a few minutes. Whisk until smooth and creamy, pour over the prepared crust.
You can leave it like this or add a garnish of chopped candy canes or chopped peppermint bark. Place tart into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to set, when ready to serve remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.
Have a great day friends! Tell me, what are you baking or making this week? If you need more Christmas inspiration check out my Christmas boards on Pinterest.
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