Happy Halloween Everybody
I wanted to share this really easy and seriously indulgent chocolate tart recipe with you today. Admittedly, this could be made at anytime, but as it’s the scary season, I thought I’d give it a Halloween twist. While it might not be the most inventive Halloween themed dessert you’ll make, the rich combination of dark chocolate and Oreo cookies more than make up for that. And despite it being really easy and something you can knock together quickly, the finished tart is visually stunning and will have your friends and family clamouring for a slice.
Here’s what you need and how to make it:
350g of Oreo cookies (roughly 42 cookies, around 3 packets)
150g of melted butter
300g of dark chocolate
200ml of heavy cream
50g of white chocolate chips
1 Mars bar
1 Twix bar
Handful of peanut M & M’s
23cm springform tart tin
Carefully separate the Oreo cookies and scrap the cream off them into a bowl and leave it aside.
Next, crush up the cookies into crumbs, add the melted butter to them and mix together well. Place this mixture into your tart tin and use a spoon to spread it evenly across the base and up the sides of it. Place in the freezer to set while you do the next step.
Chop up the dark chocolate and put it in a mixing bowl with the Oreo cream filling you saved earlier. Heat 200ml of heavy cream in a pot until it is just starts to boil, and add it to the bowl. Stir everything together until the chocolate and Oreo filling are fully melted and you have a smooth chocolate ganache filling.
Take your tart base out of the freezer and pore the mixture into it, using a spoon to smooth it evenly across the tart. Leave the tart in the fridge for at least 2.5 hours to set.
To decorate, melt 50g of white chocolate chips in the microwave and add a good dollop of red food colouring to give it that dark blood red colour. Place the mixture in a piping bag or if you don’t have one to hand (like me), place it in a plastic zip lock bag and cut a tiny segment out at the corner of the bag to facilitate writing and decorating with it.
Finish off the tart with some chopped up Mars and Twix bars and a hand full of peanut M & M’s or anything else you fancy.
Hope you all have a great Halloween, and before you know it we’ll be talking about Christmas!