Mint Chocolate Tart

The Disney princesses get all the love but maybe the villains wouldn’t be so evil if someone just stopped and gave them a hug. Just maybe a bit of admiration. That’s what I though anyways. Turns out, you guys love them regardless.

I gave you guys a choice on the next Disney Character inspired dessert and you all didn’t disappoint. Maleficent got over 80% of the love. So here it is, a Maleficent inspired Mint Chocolate Tart!

Mint Chocolate Tart

Let me clarify some things before I start. I am a fan of maleficent (Angelina Jolie version, not the animated one) but found the Sleeping Beauty movie rather painful to watch. SO…MANY…WTF MOMENTS!

  • Why didn’t Maleficent just turn into a dragon from the start and lay waste to the party? That would have made the movie a lot shorter and much more interesting.
  • Why a sleeping spell? Making someone sleep just doesn’t seem evil to me, waking someone up does.
  • Kissing without consent? Pretty messed up but miles better than the original story that this movie was based off of (The Grimms Brother version).

Now that I have destroyed any chance of getting sponsored by Disney, let’s get on with this magnificently malicious dessert.

Mint Chocolate Tart

Initially, I had no idea of what to make but I knew I had to incorporate the gorgeous green flames that Maleficent is known for. I went with mint and everything else simply fell into place. Dark chocolate seemed like the perfect match. Oreo crust because…um…do I really need to justify this?

Mint Chocolate Tart

This Mint Chocolate Tart is…

  1. A crisp oreo crust…
  2. with a dark chocolate layer…
  3. that holds a healthy amount of mint pastry cream…
  4. complete with chocolate thorns.

Mint Chocolate Tart

So there you have it! A crunchy chocolaty crust with a bittersweet layer of chocolate that plays off of the refreshing and smooth mint cream that sits on top. I hope I lived up to your expectations with this one. I’m going to work on the Sleeping Beauty (Aurora) next. Thanks for swinging by!

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PS. Here is a picture of Pim and I after a 4 hour wait to meet Maleficent from a few years back.

PPS. I had no idea that it was a 4 hour wait before hand.

PPPS. No, I wouldn’t wait that long again but was happy I did.

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Mint Chocolate Tart
Mint Chocolate Tart
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 tarts 1 Hour
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
4 tarts 1 Hour
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 6 Hours
Mint Chocolate Tart
Mint Chocolate Tart
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 tarts 1 Hour
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
4 tarts 1 Hour
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 6 Hours
Ingredients
Mint Pastry Cream
Oreo Crust
Chocolate Thorns and Layer
Servings: tarts
Instructions
Chocolate Thorns
  1. Melt half the dark chocolate chips in a microwave and place it in a squeeze bottle.
  2. On some parchment paper, pipe the melted chocolate in wavy lines and use a toothpick to create the thorny appearance. You can also set something underneath to give it some texture. Place this in the fridge for a few minutes to harden up.
Mint Pastry Cream
  1. In a pot, mix together the sugar, Corn Starch and Kosher Salt.
  2. Mix in the Egg Yolks.
  3. Mix in the Whole Milk and Unsalted Butter. Continuously stir over medium heat until the mixture thickens (8-10 minutes).
  4. Remove the pastry cream from the heat. Mix in the mint extract and green food coloring.
  5. Place a layer of plastic wrap over the pastry cream to prevent a film from forming and set aside to cool.
  6. Optional: Pass the pastry cream through a fine mesh sieve for a smoother texture.
Oreo Crust
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F
  2. In a food processor, blend the Oreos, melted butter and salt until you have a sand like texture.
  3. Press the Oreo crumbs into your mini tart pans. Use a spoon to press down, making sure it is firm.
  4. Bake at 350F for 5-7 minutes.
  5. After the crust has cooled and firmed up (20 minutes), melt the remaining chocolate and divide it among the four crusts. Place them in the fridge to harden up (15-20 minutes).
Assembly
  1. When the chocolate has hardened, fill the tarts with the mint pastry cream.
  2. Pipe lines of chocolate onto the pastry cream.
  3. Run a toothpick through the lines to create thorns.
  4. Cover the tarts and place them in the fridge to set (at least 6 hours).
  5. Before serving, place the other chocolate thorns on the tart.
Recipe Notes

You will need 4 mini tart pans. Mine are

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