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  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup natural cane sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons organic canola oil
  • 1/2 egg (beat a whole egg and measure out half)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons nonhydrogenated peanut butter
  • 2 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate (65% cocoa)
  • 1 teaspoon organic canola oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts, for garnish (optional)

Chocolate Peanut-Butter Tartlets

Adrienne Lee | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 20 people
  • Calories per serving: 143

With a creamy peanut-butter filling and smooth chocolate glaze, these two-bite tartlets surpass the well-known candy. Crust and filling may be made ahead; bring to room temp before proceeding. Place parchment paper strips in tins before pressing in crusts to easily remove crusts after baking.

  1. Make crusts: Mix flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. In second bowl, mix butter, oil, egg, and vanilla. Mix wet mixture into dry. Chill 15 minutes.
  2. Grease mini-muffin cups with cooking spray or oil. Form dough into walnut-size balls; place one in each cup. Gently push dough along bottom and sides of each cup. Chill 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake crusts 12–15 minutes. Cool completely before removing.
  4. Make filling: Cream together peanut butter and cream cheese. Mix in sugar and vanilla. Whip cream to soft peaks; fold one-fourth into peanut-butter mixture. Gradually fold in remaining whipped cream.
  5. Make glaze: Melt chocolate gently in microwave, 15–30 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval. Mix in oil.
  6. Spoon about 1 teaspoon peanut-butter filling into each crust; smooth tops. Spoon glaze onto tops. Sprinkle with peanuts, if using. Serve, or refrigerate for a firmer texture; remove 5–10 minutes before serving.

PER SERVING: 143 cal, 11g fat (5g mono, 2g poly, 4g sat), 16mg chol, 3g protein, 9g carb, 1g fiber, 33mg sodium

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