This year might be the first year since I was eight years old that I’m excited for Valentine’s Day. I’m generally not a huge commercialized holiday celebrator; I think every day should be Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc. But seeing as this year I have someone to celebrate with, I’m about as excited as a puppy seeing snow for the first time.
Anyone who is feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day, I hear you. I’ve been there many times. In the past, I always found the best way to cure V-day loneliness was to do something fun by myself, like seeing a movie or going to a show. When all else fails, take solace with your oven, and remember it will always be there for you, waiting to surround you in warmth and work its magic to make your baked goods beautiful.
This is a simple chocolate raspberry tart combining two of my favorite flavors: chocolate and raspberry. It’s light, which is perfect if you just want something small to satisfy your sweet tooth. I used puff pastry that requires rolling because that’s all I’ve been able to find here in Winnipeg, but if you can find the pre-rolled sheets just omit the rolling and get right to slicing. Enjoy your Valentine’s day, and please share this treat with someone you love – friend, family member, partner, crush, anyone. Enjoy
Print Mini Chocolate Raspberry Tarts Author: Katy’s Kitchen Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 16 mins Total time: 26 mins Yield: 20 Ingredients
- 1 sheet/cube puff pastry, thawed
- 20 teaspoons raspberry jam
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup of coconut milk
- icing sugar for dusting (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Roll out the puff pastry until thin. Slice the pastry into 20 equal-sized squares (5×4) and place them on the baking sheet.
- Drop 1 teaspoon of jam into the center of each square. Bake the tarts for 16 minutes or until the edges have puffed and are golden.
- While the tarts are baking, make the chocolate drizzle. Add the chocolate chips and the coconut milk to a small saucepan and melt to combine, stirring often. When the tarts are done baking, drizzle chocolate syrup over each tart and dust with icing sugar (optional)