Welcome to day nine of our Valentine’s Day Celebration event! As you have noticed, we haven’t stopped indulging in chocolate and today’s treat has even more of it. And whipped cream. And strawberry hearts. But let’s start from the beginning.
Chocolate Ganache Mini Tarts.
Mini treats that are small in size yet truly decadent are perfect for celebrations ( like Valentine’s Day or Anniversaries ) or those days when you want to treat yourself just because.
These mini tarts are super easy to make and so adorable! To finish them off, I added whipped cream and a sprinkle of edible glitter hearts. My daughters loved the sugar hearts so much and were looking for ways to use the tiny heart cookie cutter. Slices of strawberries were perfect base for the tiny decorations. And you can add them to your morning breakfast any day for a cheerful start! Originally, I saw this idea on my friend’s Anne blog. My oldest daughter loved it and we knew we would use it for one of our treats.
The crust recipe I used for these tarts is incredibly easy to make and it comes together in the food processor. It’s not a roll-out kind of crust. More like pat-into-pan crust. But it’s very forgiving and easy to work with and after an hour of chilling it’s not too sticky to work it with your hands.
I’ve already stated my love for chocolate ganache during this event, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see it here again. It’s so rich and melts in your mouth! And it couldn’t be easier to make. Next time I make these, I might whip the ganache before filling the tart shells. It would be mousse-like and much lighter that way.
I was looking forward to using these edible glitter hearts. It adds a little sparkle and a little bit of fancy to these tarts.
I used my new mini tart pans with removable bottoms. I recommend getting them, if you are a fan of mini desserts or tarts for that matter. They are non-stick and removing the tart shells from the pans is a breeze. They just slip out of them!
This recipe makes 3 tarts. I used Jamie’s from My Baking Addiction recipe for the crust and divided it.