Shortbread crust, chocolate ganache and salted-caramel make these tartlets an irresistibly decadent dessert!
Hi everyone! It’s Mallory from Total Noms and I’m really happy to be able to be guest posting on Java Cupcake today!
Betsy and I first became buddies when she graciously guest posted for me while I was out on my honeymoon in October 2013. Her Peaches ‘n Cream cupcakes quickly became one of the most popular posts of the last few months for me, and there’s no mistaking why- Betsy is a total whiz when it comes to delicious and beautiful desserts!
So I’m honored to be able to share a recipe with you today that I hope can hold up to the level of sweet beauty of Betsy’s normal fare. The truth is, I’m an absolutely TERRIBLE cake decorator (for proof, see here from the early days) so when it comes to desserts, I usually stick to the kinds that require minimal design capabilities. Drop cookies, pies, and bars are my thing. It’s really hard to make those ugly!
Case in point- these little Salted Caramel Chocolate Tartlets.
It’s pretty much impossible to make something terrible out of shortbread crust, chocolate ganache, and oh yeah, salted caramel. Sure, I might have caramel sauce stuck all over my stove top, fingers, and plates now, and there might be chocolate ganache drips all over my fridge shelf where I let these cool, but the finished product, man- it’s a doozy!
And no decoration required! Just a little sprinkling of salt on top is all you need!
Adapted from Sprinkle Bakes, originally from The Perfect Finish: Special Desserts for Every Occasion.
You may end up with a little extra salted caramel and chocolate ganache from this recipe (if you were able to keep yourself from dipping into them while assembling). This may seem like a tragedy, if you’re crazy. You can store the salted caramel in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Use the chocolate ganache within a few days, again storing in an airtight container in the fridge. Both are perfect as dips for fresh fruit, cookies, or biscotti!
My warmest, most-heartfelt thanks goes to Mallory from TotalNoms for sharing this delicious recipe with my JavaCupcake readers! Mallory recently was married and I had the opportunity to guest post for her! We have become sweet internet blogging friends and I hope to continue to work with her to share sweet recipes with our readers! If you’d like to see more of Mallory’s delicious creations, check out her blog TotalNoms or find her on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.