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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 Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Holiday, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 567kcal


Cocoa Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (3/4 cup)



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


  • 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.



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