Who doesn’t love a good holiday dessert recipe? And these Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Tarts are so good, you’ll want to make them all year round (drool).
Makes 4-6 small tarts, or one large tart
Graham cracker crust:
2 cups graham crumbs*
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
½ cup butter (melted)
260g Kerr’s Creamy Caramels** (2 packages, or approximately 34 pieces)
1 cup water
Pinch of sea salt
200g good quality dark chocolate (chopped)
¾ cup heavy cream
1 tsp finely ground espresso powder (optional)
Making the crust:
In a bowl stir together graham crumbs and cinnamon.
Add melted butter and combine.
Press mixture into prepared tart trays
Bake at 350℉ or until golden brown (approximately 10-12 minutes)
Let cool before filling
Making the caramel:
Place the Creamy Caramels (or Toffee) in a medium sized heavy-bottomed pan.
Pour water over the caramels and cook on a low heat, stirring regularly as the caramels melt.
Once caramels melt into the water, bring the caramel to a boil.
Add sea salt and stir.
Remove from heat, and let cool.
Making the Ganache:
Warm the cream in a small pot until it starts to boil.
Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate. Let this sit for a few minutes before stirring with a whisk.
Stir with a whisk until emulsified.
Add espresso powder (is using), and stir.
Let cool at room temperature.
Pour a layer of caramel into the bottom of the cooled treat shell. The caramel should fill a little less than half of shell.
Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Pour the chocolate ganache over the caramel until the shell is full.
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, unit the ganache as set.
Remove the tarts from the trays.
Garnish with any remaining caramel and sea salt.
*Make this recipe gluten-free by replacing the graham cracker crumbs with almond flour.
**Try using Kerr’s Toffee instead of our Creamy Caramels! The Peppermint or Coffee flavoured Kerr’s Toffee would pair nicely with the chocolate ganache! If using a flavoured Toffee we would recommend leaving out the sea salt and espresso powder.
These Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Tarts are sure to become a family favourite. Try out the recipe and show us your creations on social media: we’re @KerrsCandy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
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