Tuesday, February 1, 2011

To-Die-For Brownie Cheesecake Tarts

Chewy chocolate brownie-like cups. Light and slightly tart cream cheese filling. Fresh, sweet strawberries on top. How much better can it get? These little bites of heaven are probably the prettiest, and arguably the best tasting dessert I've made (my husband loves his Decadence Bars!). They are perfect for a bridal or baby shower, or a girly or family get-together. 

I got this recipe from a friend named Samira, and I hear the original recipe is from Real Simple Magazine (I'm trying to give credit where credit is due!)...but I haven't ever found it online.

Enjoy these beautiful morsels. 

To-Die-For Brownie Cheesecake Tarts
1/4 cup light corn syrup
50 Nilla wafers rolled into crumbs
1 package cream cheese, softened (either leave at room temperature for a few hours, or put in microwave for about 15 seconds)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 pint strawberries
1/2 cup powdered sugar

1. On medium heat melt butter, corn syrup and chocolate chips until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in wafer crumbs. While still warm divide evenly among mini muffin cups. Press with tart shaper (if you don't have a tart shaper, press with the end of a French rolling pin or citris reemer, or something that has a 1" flat circular end). 
2. Chill for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside to chill more.
3. Beat together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fill each tart with mixture (pipe it in to make it look really nice).

4. Slice strawberries with an egg slicer and place slices on each tart.

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