Mint Chocolate Puff Pastry Tartlets Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Mint Chocolate Puff Pastry Tartlets are the perfect individual dessert for entertaining! The flavors of mint and chocolate pair well with a whipped cream frosting to make them out of this world!

I absolutely love making different homemade whipped cream frostings to put into or on top of my puff pastry desserts! Remember when I made these lemon raspberry cream horns or these Chocolate Amaretti Mousse Cups?

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I used a basic recipe by just adding some flavor to the whipping cream. Well with these mint chocolate puff pastry tartlets I added cream cheese to the frosting and it made it so much better!

The cream cheese held the whipped cream together a lot better after I added the extract, sugar and food coloring. When I made the homemade whipped cream without the cream cheese, it didn’t hold up at all. Piping it was a mess! So I needed to figure out a new plan!

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The best way to make the frosting! Make sure your mixing bowl is cold. I always add it to my refrigerator if I know I am going to try and whip up the cream. Add the beaters as well!

Make sure you add your flavoring and food coloring at the right time. If you don’t it will be hard for you to get a stiff peak.

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How to make the tartlets? Use a 1-inch cookie cutter. This achieves you getting that individual serving. When scoring the edges make sure not to cut all of the way through the pastry. I did this once and my pastry came out of the oven in two parts instead of one.

You could buy the puff pastry cups to make this recipe but again I wanted a small dessert so I opted to make my own!

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If you are looking for more puff pastry recipe that have whipped cream frostings in them I have a few to recommend! These pumpkin cream horns are super popular right now. You may also like these chocolate covered strawberry tarts. ENJOY!

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Mint Chocolate Puff Pastry Tartlets Recipe

    9 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, cold
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream, cold
  • 3 drops Green Food Coloring
  • 1 teaspoon Mint Extract
  • 5 Andes Mints, cut in half (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

On a lightly floured surface roll out puff pastry into a 10x10 inch square.

Cut 9 (1 inch) circles and place on parchment paper.

With a sharp knife lightly score about a half inch from edge in a circle shape careful not to cut through pastry.

Bake for 8 minutes.

Remove from oven. Using sharp knife carefully rescore the edges and remove centers to make a well. Set aside.

In mixing bowl add cream cheese and powdered sugar. Whisk together on medium low until completely incorporated. Remember to scrape down the sides of the bowl half way through mixing.

Slowly add in cream. Scrape down sides half way through mixing.

Slowly whisk in food coloring.

Turn mixer up to medium high and whisk frosting until stiff peaks form.

Fold in extract.

Pipe frosting into the center of each cooled pastry.

Top with half a mint. (optional)

 

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Source: Whipped cream frosting adapted from Baking A Moment
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Author: Nancy Piran
Source: Whipped cream frosting adapted from Baking A Moment
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tartlet
Servings Per Recipe 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 95
Calories 159

% Daily Value*
18%
Total Fat 12g
17%
  Saturated Fat 3g
2%
Sodium 52mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 8g
3%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.