Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart


Chocolate Desserts Eggless High Altitude Pies & Tarts Sweet & Salty Desserts | Published July 7, 2021 by Mimi Council

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Rich, decadent, and incredibly indulgent. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart is filled with a rich chocolate peanut butter ganache that sits inside a chocolate graham cracker crust with roasted and salted peanuts on top.

If you love chocolate and peanut butter as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite chocolate peanut butter desserts like my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Balls, Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, or my Chocolate Peanut Butter Florentines.

chocolate peanut butter tart

I love making tarts because they just look so pretty! Plain and simple. I feel like tarts are the most vain of all desserts. They're like Heeeyyyy, look at me, I'm so cool, I'm so chic, I'm just gorgeous! I also love tarts because they pack a punch in a small portion. Tarts are perfect for rich and decadent fillings because they are petite in height so you can enjoy an indulgent dessert in the perfect size.

This rich chocolate tart recipe starts with a chocolate graham cracker crust, a chocolate ganache filling with peanut butter, and topped it with roasted and salted peanuts. The rich chocolate peanut butter filling is the perfect compliment to the chocolate graham crust and the roasted and salted peanuts for texture. I use both milk and dark chocolate here, but you could just as easily use one or the other as well. This rich and decadent tart recipe is one you'll definitely want a glass of milk with!

chocolate peanut butter tart

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Decadent: This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart offers a heavenly pairing of rich, velvety chocolate filling and creamy, nutty peanut butter, creating an irresistible blend of sweet and salty flavors that will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. You will love this rich chocolate tart recipe if you like decadent chocolate desserts.

Luxurious Texture: With its smooth and silky chocolate ganache filling atop a buttery chocolate graham cracker crust, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart provides a luxurious mouthfeel that melts in your mouth with every bite! You'll be craving more of its indulgent texture, making this rich chocolate tart recipe a favorite!

Simple: This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart is simplicity at its best. The classic flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter allows each ingredient to shine in the best way possible. This has everything you need, and nothing you don't! Made with completely organic ingredients, you will love this simple and rich chocolate tart recipe.

chocolate peanut butter tart

Ingredients

Annie’s Organic Honey Graham Crackers

Organic Valley Salted Butter

NuNaturals Organic Dutch Cocoa Powder

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Mama Ganache Organic Dark Chocolate

Mama Ganache Organic Milk Chocolate

Costco Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Organic Roasted & Salted Peanuts

chocolate peanut butter tart

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

9.5-inch Tart Pan

Food Processor

Heatproof Mixing Bowl

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chocolate peanut butter tart

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 2

To make the crust: In a food processor, add the graham crackers, butter, cane sugar, and cocoa powder. Process until you have a uniform sandy looking crust.
Transfer the crust to a 9.5-inch tart pan and press into the sides of the pan and then into the bottom.

Step 3

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 6 minutes, until set and dry. Allow to cool completely.

Step 4

To make the filling: Using a double boiler, add the chocolate and peanut butter and melt completely. Slowly add the cream and whisk until completely combined. Remove from heat and pour into the crust. (Alternatively, you can microwave the chocolate, peanut butter, and cream for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one to prevent burning, until completely melted.)

Step 5

Top with peanuts. Allow the ganache to set in the fridge completely before serving, about 2 to 4 hours.

chocolate peanut butter tart

Baker's Tips

  • When making the chocolate graham cracker crust, make sure to food processor until you don't see bits of graham cracker. It takes a little bit longer than a traditional graham cracker crust so that it looks uniform and completely chocolate.
  • I form the sides of the crust first, and then use the remaining curst for the bottom.
  • If you only have a 9-inch tart pan, that will work just fine for this!• Make sure to use chocolate that you like the taste of. This is a rich ganache filling, which means it's basically all chocolate! So make sure you're using high quality chocolate that you like as that flavor will shine through in the filling.
  • Same goes for peanut butter. Always use a peanut butter you like the taste of. Baking isn't like cooking where you use “cheap wine” to cook with. You want to use the highest quality ingredients because that's your flavor profile. So, if you use a peanut butter or chocolate you don't really like, you probably won't like the final tart.
  • Definitely use roasted and salted peanuts. Don't use unsalted peanuts. The salt adds dimension to this rich tart, so I think that's crucial!

FAQ's

Can I use all dark chocolate?

Yes, feel free to use all dark chocolate if you prefer. I like the mixture of both dark and milk chocolate as it gives it a little more sweetness. But, if you want all dark chocolate, go for it!

Can I use another nut?

Yes, if you want to replace the peanut butter with almond butter and peanuts with almonds, that would also be delicious! It would also be really good with cashew butter and cashews.

How should I store this?

Because this is made with chocolate ganache, which has cream in it, you need to store this in the fridge.

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chocolate peanut butter tart

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

Mimi Council
This rich and decadent tart is filled with a simple chocolate peanut butter ganache. It sits inside a chocolate graham crust and is topped with roasted and salted peanuts. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart is an easy recipe that will make a big impression!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 8 servings
Calories 586 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Crust

Filling

Topping

  • roasted & salted peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • To make the crust: In a food processor, add the graham crackers, butter, cane sugar, and cocoa powder. Process until you have a uniform sandy looking crust.
  • Transfer the crust to a 9.5-inch tart pan and press into the sides of the pan and then into the bottom.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 6 minutes, until set and dry. Allow to cool completely.
  • To make the filling: Using a double boiler, add the chocolate and peanut butter and melt completely. Slowly add the cream and whisk until completely combined. Remove from heat and pour into the crust. (Alternatively, you can microwave the chocolate, peanut butter, and cream for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one to prevent burning, until completely melted.)
  • Top with peanuts. Allow the ganache to set in the fridge completely before serving, about 2 to 4 hours.

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 586kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 7gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 291mgPotassium: 359mgFiber: 6gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 689IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 5mg
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