Making the Safest Choice

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts

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This is actually a recipe I have owed my readers for quite some time, and the fact that I am only posting it now is testament to just how hard it is, as a food blogger, to come back around to a recipe you’ve already made.  See, I made the original version last August, when I was up at a cottage in Ontario with my family.  Although the cottage wasn’t exactly “rustic”, the kitchen was very ill-equipped for cooking and baking, and my efforts were a little more slapdash than I would like.  I posted the pictures, and a story about my creation, including how I dropped the leftovers upside down on the floor before I could get pictures of a slice.  I also wanted to improve upon my creation before I shared the details, but I did promise that a recipe would be forthcoming soon.  And so it is…if you consider “soon” to be within a 12 month timeframe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts

In particular, I wanted to improve upon the crust of the pie or tart.  I loved the filling and the chocolate-y glaze, they were both just right.  But the crust was dry and crumbly and I like my crusts to be more than just vehicles to get the filling to my mouth.  I like them to be stand-alone good in their own right.  So I gave some thought to that crust and ended up deciding to borrow the nut, coconut and chocolate crust from my Nanaimo Bar Tart.  Now that is a stand-alone crust!   It’s also incredibly rich and filling, and it makes this whole recipe more interesting.  It does, however, take a semi-raw egg to help the crust be cohesive, so it’s another perfect recipe for Safest Choice Eggs.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts

You can easily make this recipe as one big tart or pie, but I went with 4 small tarts because I like the way they look.  They are incredibly rich, so even half a tart is almost too much.  I will confess, I didn’t share these with my kids at all.  They tend not to like cream-cheese based fillings, so my husband and I hoarded these all for ourselves.  They were truly delicious and I am relieved to have finally made good on my promise to share this recipe! Make sure to check out my low carb and gluten-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts recipe here.

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