Dessert Food

Chocolate peanut butter tart

7 February 2013

The pièce de résistance of our housewarming party was this lovely tart that I had been wanting to make for some time. It was a toss up between this or mini chocolate ganache tarts. I decided on the peanut butter tart as it just looked that much more delectable. Also, it was a great excuse to make something big, as when it’s just me and Alex I tend to avoid making huge desserts that will take us a month to finish (or if I’m hungry, ten guilty minutes).

I wasn’t sure if everyone loves peanut butter and chocolate or if it is just me. Turns out everyone loves it. This tart was a huge hit both at the party and the following day at work. And so easy too, with only a few ingredients.

Once prepared, I was so impressed with the appearance of this tart. It looked absolutely impressive and professional. I felt very proud of myself as it seems my baking is improving quite a lot.

When describing my dessert before serving, I explained to my friends that it would probably taste like a huge peanut butter cup. Upon eating, we all agreed that it did. This tart is amazing.

Chocolate peanut butter tart
Yields 1
  1. 20 Oreos (about 220g/7.8oz, or 1 ½ packs)
  2. 175g (6.2oz) unsalted butter, separated
  3. 400g (14oz) crunchy peanut butter
  4. 175g (6.2oz) icing sugar, sifted
  5. 200g (7oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  1. Finely crush Oreos in a food processor.
  2. Melt 75g (2.7oz) butter and combine with Oreos. Press into the base of a large loose-bottomed tart pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine peanut butter and icing sugar in a bowl. Use hands to form a dough and knead until well-combined. Press into tart base.
  4. Place chocolate and remaining 100g (3.5oz) of butter in a heat-resistant bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water (the bowl should sit over the pan, but should not touch the water). Stir until melted, then cool slightly.
  5. Spread chocolate evenly over the peanut butter layer and chill for 30 minutes.
Adapted from delicious.
Adapted from delicious.
niveous moon

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  • Reply Paz 12 February 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Very nice. I especially like the looks of that slice. 😀

    • Reply Nicole 12 February 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Mmm, what to bake next?!

      • Reply Caroline 14 February 2013 at 1:19 pm

        Drool! Tarts are wonderful, so pretty, and great for summer. Perhaps another one? X

        • Reply Nicole 14 February 2013 at 1:22 pm

          I would love to make a real tart, but they require too many yolks. Egg white omelette for dinner? 🙂

  • Reply Caroline 16 February 2013 at 2:47 pm

    The other day I made one of my favourite snacks, ‘quinoa cups’, which is kind of like little quiches baked in a muffin pan. The recipe uses two whole eggs and two egg whites, but you could probably substitute the whole eggs for egg whites. It is delicious with a salad! And I love the blog I found it on! Here is the link:

    • Reply Nicole 16 February 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Yum! They look very good! Thanks Caz, will keep in mind, and invite you over when said tart is complete 🙂

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