This Chocolate Peppermint Tart is ready in just 30 minutes and a fun dessert for the holidays! A cocoa crust is filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling and topped with crushed candy canes.
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My desire to bake always amplifies during the holidays. Pretty much as soon as the cooler weather hits and the holidays are in sight, I want to make a bunch of baked goods that are ignored the rest of the year. And because of this, I also like to use holiday flavors as much as I can. Peppermint is pretty much synonymous with Christmas and the inspiration for this Chocolate Peppermint Tart.
I like to make variations of this tart because it is so incredibly simple to make and tastes amazing, regardless of the flavors. The crust is similar to a soft cookie but you can make it crunchy by using granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar in the crust. Personally, I prefer the softer crust but found by accident one day that granulated sugar made it crisp.
I love to use a rectangle tart pan which you can find here! Square, long skinny rectangles, or the traditional circle pan shapes also work. If you do not have a tart pan, you could also use a pie dish or any other type of baking dish.