Chocolate star tarts recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 664 kCal 33%
Fat 47g 67%
  -  Saturates 28g 140%
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  • No bake chocolate star tarts that are part tart, part cheesecake, with a crumbly digestive biscuit crust topped with a smooth dark chocolate filling. Serve with an icing sugar star and a dollop of cream or ice cream

    Ingredients

    • 170g chocolate digestive biscuits, crushed
    • 50g butter
    • 100g milk chocolate
    • For the filling:
    • 200ml double cream
    • Few drops vanilla extract
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 150g dark chocolate, chopped into small squares
    • 25g unsalted butter
    • 2tbsp icing sugar, to decorate

    Method

    • Whizz the crushed biscuits in a food processor to make fine crumbs. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Mix with the crumbs and press into 6x10cm loose-based, lightly oiled tart tins. Chill for 30 mins.

    • For the filling, gently heat the cream, vanilla and sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved and you see steam rising off the surface. Put the chocolate and butter in a large bowl and pour over the cream mixture, stirring until melted and smooth.

    • Pour into the set tart cases and put in the fridge to set for 2 hrs. Cut star stencils out of card, place over the set tarts and dust with icing sugar to decorate.

    Top tip for making Chocolate star tarts

    You could make these with a white chocolate filling and a cocoa star instead.

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