My sweet friend Michelle has the best podcast called The Busy Years Podcast. I found out that she actually lives in my city….and even better, about 1 mile away. What are the odds? She messaged me and said she had a chocolate mint plant in her backyard and asked if I wanted any of it to bake with. Yes, so much yes.
Her sweet little boys hand picked some chocolate mint for me to pick up and off I went to create. A lot of ideas, mostly with cocktails, but I figured I should probably make something that her boys cold enjoy too. I settled on mini chocolate tarts. Mostly because I wanted to use my tiny tart pans that rarely get used. Plus, it’s chocolate.
These are so good, so creamy, so rich with a subtle real mint flavor. Plus the tiny size makes you feel much better about devouring the whole thing. Easy recipe that you can use this crust recipe below or feel free to use a premade crust. Also, I used fresh chocolate mint leaves, but you could absolutely use peppermint extract or just leave it plain chocolate.
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Simple and beautiful Mini Chocolate Mint Tarts are filled with rich, creamy and delicious chocolate mint flavor. So good and fun to make for a special occasion or just a simple night at home.
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, cold and cut into small chunks
1 large egg, separated into yolk and white
2 Tablespoons ice water, plus more if needed
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3–4 fresh chocolate mint leaves or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature