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Classic flavors of chocolate and peppermint in a creamy tart. A quick and simple dessert recipe that is perfect for Christmas!

A simple Christmas baking recipe ready in 30 minutes. Chocolate Peppermint Tart is a soft cocoa shell filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling and topped with crushed candy canes and white chocolate. Fast and easy vegetarian holiday recipe. #chocolatepeppermint #christmasdessert #peppermintrecipesThis 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.

A simple Christmas baking recipe ready in 30 minutes. Chocolate Peppermint Tart is a soft cocoa shell filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling and topped with crushed candy canes and white chocolate. Fast and easy vegetarian holiday recipe. #chocolatepeppermint #christmasdessert #peppermintrecipesThis post contains affiliate links.

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.

A simple Christmas baking recipe ready in 30 minutes. Chocolate Peppermint Tart is a soft cocoa shell filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling and topped with crushed candy canes and white chocolate. Fast and easy vegetarian holiday recipe. #chocolatepeppermint #christmasdessert #peppermintrecipesI like to make variations of this tart because it is so incredibly simple to make and tastes amazing, regardless of the flavors.  I am a complete SUCKER for a chocolate crust, they are just the best and I love them.  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.

A simple Christmas baking recipe ready in 30 minutes. Chocolate Peppermint Tart is a soft cocoa shell filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling and topped with crushed candy canes and white chocolate. Fast and easy vegetarian holiday recipe. #chocolatepeppermint #christmasdessert #peppermintrecipesI love to use a rectangle tart pan which you can find hereSquare, long skinny rectanglesor 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.

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A simple Christmas baking recipe ready in 30 minutes. Chocolate Peppermint Tart is a soft cocoa shell filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling and topped with crushed candy canes and white chocolate. Fast and easy vegetarian holiday recipe. #chocolatepeppermint #christmasdessert #peppermintrecipes

A simple Christmas baking recipe ready in 30 minutes. Chocolate Peppermint Tart is a soft cocoa shell filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling and topped with crushed candy canes and white chocolate. Fast and easy vegetarian holiday recipe. #chocolatepeppermint #christmasdessert #peppermintrecipes A simple Christmas baking recipe ready in 30 minutes. Chocolate Peppermint Tart is a soft cocoa shell filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling and topped with crushed candy canes and white chocolate. Fast and easy vegetarian holiday recipe. #chocolatepeppermint #christmasdessert #peppermintrecipes

Chocolate Peppermint Tart

Classic flavors of chocolate and peppermint in a creamy tart. A quick and simple dessert recipe that is perfect for Christmas!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Holiday, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 567kcal

Ingredients

Cocoa Crust

Filling

Topping

  • 2 candy canes crushed
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • sprinkles of choice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Using a food processor, combine the powdered flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and butter. Blend just until the mixture forms a ball.
  • Press the dough into the sides and bottom of a 9-10 inch tart pan. Pat to make the crust even.
  • Bake the crust until it is just cooked through, approximately 10 minutes. You can test it with a toothpick like a cake. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  • Make the filling by adding the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and peppermint extract in a small bowl. Beat until smooth.
  • Place all of the candy canes in a resealable bag or in a clean towel, covered. Hit the candy canes with a rolling pin or something heavy to crush.
  • Add half of the crushed candy canes and 1/4 cup white chocolate chips to the cream cheese mixture. Stir to combine. Adjust taste accordingly with more peppermint extract, candy canes, or vanilla.
  • When the crust is cooled down (slightly warm is okay, just not hot) add the cream cheese mixture and spread evenly throughout the tart.
  • Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy cane pieces, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles if desired across the tart.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 1101IU | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
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By on December 17th, 2018

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