No-Bake Chocolate Tart

By Shiran

This easy no-bake tart is made from a simple Oreo crust and rich chocolate ganache filling.

No-Bake Chocolate TartYou know how when you have a cold, nothing seems to have any flavor? The funny thing is, every time it happens to me, there’s one single thing I am actually still able to taste. Not too surprisingly, that thing is chocolate. It sounds like I’m making this up because it doesn’t make any sense, but I’m being totally serious. That’s probably also the reason why I’m the only person on Earth to gain weigh instead of losing it whenever I’m sick. I can easily wipe out a chocolate tart like this for dinner (just like I’m planning on doing this evening).

No-Bake Chocolate Tart

For the crust, I’m using a simple mixture of Oreo crumbs and butter, which you can never go wrong with.

For the filling, I use my favorite truffle recipe as a base. It’s dense and creamy and tastes like a dream. I like using both milk and dark chocolate to create a more complex, less bitter flavor, but using just dark is fine as well.

This is an already impressive-looking tart, but you can upgrade it by adding garnishes on top like fresh strawberries or raspberries, chocolate shavings, or cocoa powder, or by adding fresh banana slices or chopped toasted nuts in the bottom.

No-Bake Chocolate Tart

 

No-Bake Chocolate Tart
Yields: 9-inch (23cm) tart
 

This easy no-bake tart is made from a simple Oreo crust and rich chocolate ganache filling.
Ingredients
Oreo Crust:
  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick/56 g) butter, melted
Ganache filling:
  • 170 g/6 oz (1 cup) coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 170 g/6 oz (1 cup) coarsely chopped milk chocolate
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick/56 g) butter, cut into small pieces

Instructions
  1. To make the crust: Pulse Oreo cookies, with filling, in a food processor until finely ground. Transfer crumbs to a medium bowl, add melted butter, and mix until combined and moistened. Press the mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch (23cm) tart pan. Note: if you prefer a crunchy crust, you can bake it in a 350F/180C preheated oven for about 8 minutes until fragrant and firm, then let it cool completely on a wire rack. If you prefer it as a no-bake dessert, place it in the fridge for 60 minutes to firm up before adding the filling.
  2. To make the filling: In a medium heatproof bowl, place chopped bittersweet and milk chocolate. Set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream and butter to a low boil. Remove from the heat and pour mixture over the chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute. Using a rubber spatula, stir mixture until melted and smooth (if not completely melted, heat in the microwave for several seconds). Pour mixture over chilled Oreo crust and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours but preferably 6.
  3. Tart will keep, covered well, for up to 4 days in the fridge.

 

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