Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and I’m part of a great group of ladies bringing you a Valentine’s Day Blog Hop ~ you can check out all of the links at the bottom of this post to see what everyone has shared. Between us all your big day preparation should be totally covered!
Now on to this ‘just right ~ not too decadent dessert’.
- 1 3/4 cups graham crackers, broken into pieces
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 egg white
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 12 mini marshmallows or 3 large marshmallows cut in half
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a food processor, combine graham crackers, 1/4 cup sugar, butter, and egg white; blend. I used a 6 cavity Heart Shaped Silicone mold but you could use mini molds, mini cupcake trays, etc. Whatever you have on hand to make your tartlets. If using silicone, place on a cookie sheet to keep everything stabilized. Fill the cavity and then press the graham cracker mixture up the sides to form the shape allowing an opening in the center for your fillings.
- Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool.
- In a microwave safe glass container melt 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips slowly ~ stopping every 15 to 20 seconds to stir the chips. Coat the bottoms of all of your tartlets evenly with the melted chocolate.
- In a small bowl mix the cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and then stir in the remaining chocolate chips.
- In another bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into cream-cheese mixture.
- Spoon filling into tartlets.
- Place marshmallows on cookie sheet and broil just until slightly brown. Allow to cool and place on to top of each tartlet. Serve at room temperature or chill for 1/2 hour.
Recipe adapted from Mary Janes Farm February/March 2014 issue.
Maryann at Domestically Speaking
Angelina at JoJo and Eloise
Debbie at Debbiedoo’s
Heather at Setting for Four
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia