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Peanut Butter Tarts
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13 INGREDIENTS • 13 STEPS • 2HRS

Peanut Butter Tarts

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These easy, make-ahead Peanut Butter Tarts layered with a buttery and crunchy crust, silky smooth middle, and the top drizzled with chocolate ganache.
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Compelled to Cook
Hello, I'm Nicole! I aim to help you elevate your everyday meals with recipes that make the most of your casual family breakfasts, weeknight dinners and entertaining occasions.
https://www.compelledtocook.com
These easy, make-ahead Peanut Butter Tarts layered with a buttery and crunchy crust, silky smooth middle, and the top drizzled with chocolate ganache.
2HRS
Total Time
$1.22
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
8
US / Metric
Tart Shells
Nilla Wafers
1 1/2 cups
Nilla Wafers
Unsalted Peanuts
1/2 cup
Unsalted Peanuts
Unsalted Butter
1/3 cup
Ganache
Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
1/2 cup
Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, roughly chopped
Heavy Cream
3 fl oz
Heavy Cream
Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Tbsp
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Filling
Cream Cheese
3/4 cup
Cream Cheese, room temperature
Peanut Butter
1/2 cup
Peanut Butter
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1/3 cup
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/4 cup
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
Pure Vanilla Extract
Heavy Cream
1/2 cup
Heavy Cream
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
530
Fat
46.4 g
Protein
10.5 g
Carbs
43.0 g
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step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
step 2
In a food processor, pulse together Nilla Wafers (1 1/2 cups), Unsalted Peanuts (1/2 cup), and Granulated Sugar (1 Tbsp) until you have a course uniform crumb.
step 3
Drizzle in Unsalted Butter (1/3 cup) and pulse a few times to combine.
step 4
Using eight 4-inch mini tart pans with removable bottoms, add 1/4 cup of crumb mixture to tart pan and evenly spread over the bottom and up the sides, pressing lightly to compact. Place prepared tart shells on a large baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
step 5
Remove and allow to cool at room temperature.
step 6
Heat Heavy Cream (3 fl oz) in a small sauce pan or microwave until hot. Pour over Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate (1/2 cup) allow to sit for 1-2 minutes to melt.
step 7
Add Sweetened Condensed Milk (2 Tbsp) and whisk until smooth.
step 8
Scoop 1 tablespoon of ganache into cooled tart shells and spread out evenly over the bottom. Reserve remaining ganache for drizzling. Refrigerate tart shells for 15-20 minutes to firm up ganache.
step 8 Scoop 1 tablespoon of ganache into cooled tart shells and spread out evenly over the bottom. Reserve remaining ganache for drizzling. Refrigerate tart shells for 15-20 minutes to firm up ganache.
step 9
Beat Cream Cheese (3/4 cup) and Peanut Butter (1/2 cup) together until light and fluffy.
step 10
Add Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1/3 cup), Sweetened Condensed Milk (1/4 cup), and Pure Vanilla Extract (1 tsp). Beat until combined and smooth.
step 11
Beat Heavy Cream (1/2 cup) until stiff peaks form. Fold into peanut butter mixture.
step 12
Scoop a full 1/4 cup of filling into each tart shell, smooth out the top as desired. Chill for at least an hour.
step 12 Scoop a full 1/4 cup of filling into each tart shell, smooth out the top as desired. Chill for at least an hour.
step 13
Drizzle remaining ganache over tarts and garnish with shaved chocolate and/or chopped peanuts. You may need to warm the reserved ganache for drizzling. Simply microwave under medium power, whisking at 10-second intervals.
step 13 Drizzle remaining ganache over tarts and garnish with shaved chocolate and/or chopped peanuts. You may need to warm the reserved ganache for drizzling.  Simply microwave under medium power, whisking at 10-second intervals.
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American
Comfort Food
Microwave
Christmas
Shellfish-Free
Easter
Father's Day
Vegetarian
Dessert
Quick & Easy
Thanksgiving
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