Christmas is just 4 days away, can you believe it? Every time I think I am ready I think of something else that I want to do or make. I have to stop and just enjoy what is left of the season.
I want to make a quick and easy dessert to give to a few friends and I decided to make the easiest tart ever. It is basically a Peppermint Oreo cookie crust with a ganache filling and then is topped with either crushed candy canes or peppermint bark.
No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Bark
24 Peppermint Oreo Cookies or Trader Joe's Joe Joes' Peppermint Cookies
6 Tablespoons of butter melted.
1 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup chopped 60% chocolate
1 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup butter cut into small pieces.
In a blender or food processor pulse the cookies until you have fine crumbs. Pour into a bowl and add the melted butter. Mix well, then pour into a 9" tart pan and press up the sides and into the middle. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Place the chopped chocolate into a medium heat proof bowl. In a saucepan heat the milk and the butter to a low boil. Pour over the chocolate and let sit for a few minutes. Whisk until smooth and creamy, pour over the prepared crust.
You can leave it like this or add a garnish of chopped candy canes or chopped peppermint bark. Place tart into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
I hope that you have a Merry Christmas!