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Chocolate Tarts with Peppermint Creme
dessert

Chocolate Tarts with Peppermint Creme

These velvety chocolate-filled phyllo cups topped with peppermint crème are like tiny presents for the mouth.
  • 20m

    prep time

  • 165

    Calories

  • 6

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

15

Servings

  • 2 packages (15 shells each) frozen mini phyllo shells
  • 1/3 cup (3/4 cup) heavy cream, divided
  • 4 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, cut into chunks Substitutions available
    • semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 ounces (1/4 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract

Instructions

  • 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.

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