Chocolate Tarts with Peppermint Creme

These velvety chocolate-filled phyllo cups topped with peppermint crème are like tiny presents for the mouth.

Serves: Makes 15 (2 tart) servings.
20 mins Prep time
20 mins Prep time
  • Prepare phyllo shells as directed on package for crisp unfilled tarts. Cool completely.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon Peppermint Crème into each tart. Garnish with grated chocolate, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: Mini phyllo shells are available in the frozen section of most supermarkets.


Flavor Variations: Crème filling may also be prepared with 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Raspberry Extract or Pure Orange Extract.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 165Calories: 165Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Sodium: 41mgProtein: 1g
  • Total Fat: 13gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g