I don't hardly know where to start with this, but I guess the best place is the beginning!
Dark Chocolate...Cheesecake...Mousse...Chocolate-covered strawberries...Chocolate covered raspberries. OMG!
I wanted to make the most wonderful Valentine treat ever for my family - and this was the end result!
This beautiful tart is incredibly easy to put together and is off the charts in terms of WOW factor!
I started with an oreo cookie crust, pressed into a deep fluted tart pan
The smoothest, fluffiest filling - dark Ghiradelli chocolate is blended with Eagle Brand CHOCOLATE sweetened condensed milk for a double dark chocolate flavor. When I first saw the chocolate sweetened condensed milk in the store last Fall, I knew that it would be the magic ingredient for something special! Blended with fresh cream cheese and whipped cream, this is smoother than you can imagine.
And this hand-crafted recipe was absolutely perfect!
And as great as these photos turned out, you can't imagine how wonderful this tastes! Bite by heavenly bite...
Dark chocolate, creamier and dreamier than my favorite homemade French Silk Chocolate Pie. And perfect strawberries and raspberries, covered in a robe of smooth chocolate.
Chocolate-covered strawberries are EVERYWHERE before Valentine's Day, but I prefer to make my own. The pre-made berries that you see at the market and candy stores are usually sub-par berries and so overpriced!
I picked out the reddest, ripest, most beautiful strawberries that I could find....and didn't stop there. We love raspberries with equal abandon around here, and these beauties were just calling my name!
The secret to dipping your own fresh fruit is to use the best and freshest fruit you can find. Rinse gently in cool water, and dry absolutely completely until not a hint of moisture remains.
I used Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers, but if you prefer milk chocolate, the Baker Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers are also great! Holding the end, dip gently and swirl in the melted chocolate, and move to parchment-covered baking sheets to set. Dark chocolate will typically set at room temperature - you made need to refrigerate milk chocolate dipped fruit to set the softer chocolate.
This may be my most favorite Valentine treat ever - perfect with a nice glass of champagne!
Top the tart with your favorite chocolate-dipped berries and this is delicious every bite. Perfect for celebrating life's special moments with someone special. Hope that you love this as much as we did!