It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! Especially if you are indulging in this luscious dark chocolate and peppermint tart.

Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Tart

I’m alive! Really!

It’s just, delivering babies takes a lot out of you. Especially when it requires waking up at 4:30 AM every morning for six weeks to do so. Not even exaggerating a little bit.

(For those of you who are worried, I’m talking about delivering other people’s babies, not my own baby, which is only 19 weeks in the making. Phew.)

Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Tart

Given that I’ve been so immersed in medicine lately, I’ve really needed a little extra push to get some holiday spirit into my soul and pep(permint) in my step. Enter….International Delight’s Peppermint Mocha Creamer!!! Which infuses some chocolate and peppermint goodness into my every morning coffee (<– necessary) and now into this decadent dark chocolate and peppermint tart that I crave for pretty much every meal every day.

Dangerous. But delicious.

I would say that it will make your holiday table sparkle, but…don’t wait that long to make it. It’s too dang good.

Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Tart

Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Whipped Cream Tart
 
It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! Especially if you are indulging in this luscious dark chocolate and peppermint whipped cream tart.
Yield: 1 9-inch tart
Ingredients
For the crust
  • 25 Oreos or chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 5 tbsp butter, melted
For the filling
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
For the topping
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup International Delight Peppermint Mocha Creamer
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1¾ tsp peppermint extract
  • Peppermint flavored candy, to garnish
Instructions
  1. For the crust, pulse the Oreos in a food processor until they are the consistency of fine crumbs. Add the butter and pulse until moist. Press into a 9-inch tart or pie pan so that the crust completely lines the bottom and comes up the sides. Place in the freezer while you prepare the filling.
  2. For the filling, in a heavy bottomed pot, combine the heavy cream and light corn syrup. Bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate, mixing until smooth. Mix in the peppermint extract. Allow to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes, then place in the refrigerator to chill until set, about 3 hours or overnight.
  3. For the topping, beat together the heavy cream, Peppermint Mocha Creamer, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract until stiff peaks form. Spread 2 cups of the whipped cream over the filling, allowing it to mound slightly in the center. Place the rest in a piping bag and pipe as desired to decorate. Top with peppermint candies.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice

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Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Tart

This conversation is sponsored by International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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25 Responses to Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Tart

  1. I need some holiday sparkle around here! And, congratulations on your upcoming delivery!

  2. Katrina says:

    You deliver babies? Like, you could deliver my baby? WHAT THE HECK? Where have I been?? Like are you training to be an Obstetrician/Gynecologist? I need an update. I haven’t been reading closely enough. ANYWHO! This tart looks awesome! Definitely something I want for the weekend 🙂

  3. Krista says:

    Ohhh, this sounds so good, Joanne. Chocolate and peppermint are definitely a favorite combo for me. 🙂

  4. debbie says:

    Such a festive tart! A great holiday dessert. Now my questions is – where do you get all your energy from? Wow….I don’t know who you manage to do as much as you do!

  5. Ooh that looks just divine! You can’t go wrong with peppermint + chocolate. Love the whipped cream piled high on there! 🙂

  6. This tart looks amazing! So festive! I JUST bought some peppermint extract and am pumped to use it!

  7. Johanna GGG says:

    wow that does look amazing – I am in admiration of your piping skills as well as wanting a huge slice! good luck with delivering the babies – not sure if it makes yours any easier but hope it does

  8. Tina says:

    You are 100% amazing balancing out being a medical wizard, an expectant mother and newlywed. Ok, you’ve been married a year but still..,,amazing. Plus you find time to update your website, I don’t know how you do it.

  9. Chocolate and peppermint are the classic holiday combination! The tart looks great, Joanne.

  10. My life is not complete without as many blog posts from you but this kind of makes up for it. I would really, really like a giant slice right now.

  11. Beth says:

    So pretty! A perfect holiday dessert.

  12. Thought you must have been hard at it in the medical world – and congrats on the bab on the way – you have such a busy life:-)

  13. Yum! It looks as good as it sounds !
    And perfect time to make a holiday tart like yours!

  14. Hotly Spiced says:

    I can get up at that hour one or two days in a row but after that it kills me. Well done on surviving that for so long. But what a privilege to be delivering babies! However, I can appreciate how much the early starts and the long hours must be taking out of you. This tart certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas xx

  15. Delivering others’ babies with 4.30am starts whilst harbouring your own baby sounds like a particularly exhausting mix. I hope you get some respite soon.

    This looks delicious 🙂

  16. Oh yesss! A classic! Love the flavors here, my friend!

  17. Foodiewife says:

    I’ve been so MIA from blogging and visiting my fave blogs. Today, I need to make my rounds. What a great place to start, with this festive and creamy pie/tart. I could do a face plant into this, very easily. Take it slow and easy, Mama.

  18. Peppermint and chocolate, oh yum!! Looks nice and festive for the holidays. Hope you are doing well!!

  19. Zainab says:

    I agree, this looks like it will brighten any table!!

  20. Hooray, you are back! Although how you have the energy to both make mind-blowing peppermint desserts AND deliver babies is a miracle – you are, as always, amazing!! AND SO IS THIS TART! xo

  21. Pam says:

    Wait. What??? 19 weeks in the making? You’re pregnant? Seriously? I must have missed the post with the announcement. Oh, Joanne, I am so very happy for you and The.Boy! Yay! Congrats. Becoming a mom is absolutely the greatest!

    Oh yeah, the tart looks awesome too. 😉

  22. Kate says:

    I mean really, this could work for any holiday!

  23. I can’t believe Christmas is coming up, I feel so behind!

  24. Oh wowwww, Congrats!!! So happy for you. Delivering babies definitely takes a toll, I’m sure. You are awesome though, look at all the desserts and food you are whipping up.
    You go girl, take care and I’m excited for you.
    xoxo

  25. grace says:

    did i miss the pregnancy announcement or are you just being sneaky? congrats!!
    oh, and great tart, obviously. 🙂

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