Chocolate peanut butter tarts with peanut butter powder

Surprisingly simple recipe…

Tart cases

The tart pastry is made using this Exclusively Food recipe (which I usually find requires an extra egg yolk and a tablespoon or so of milk to come together properly). Roll out the pastry until about 3mm thick, cut into circles with about an 8cm diameter using a cookie cutter, place in little aluminium pie casings, line with circles of baking paper, fill with baking beads, then bake at 160°C for 5 minutes. Remove the beads and baking paper and put back in the oven for a further 5-10 minutes until golden.


250g cream cheese, at room temperature
250g peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste

Beat the cream cheese and the peanut butter together until smooth. Add vanilla and beat. Add the brown sugar and beat until well combined. Spoon into the tart cases.

Chocolate ganache
150g dark chocolate
60g thickened cream

Melt the dark chocolate in a bain marie or the microwave. Stir in the cream. Spoon over the tarts.

Peanut butter powder
120g peanut butter
100g tapioca starch

Blend peanut butter and tapioca starch together in a food processor until it forms a dry powder. Scatter over tarts and store the remainder in an airtight container.


  9 comments for “Chocolate peanut butter tarts with peanut butter powder

  1. June 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Look, I can see what you’re trying to do, and it’s okay. You can stop now. I acquiesce.

    I absolutely will marry you.

  2. Jess
    June 28, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Just a minute while I bake some peanut butter-stuffed chocolate pastry wedding rings, Hannah!

  3. dan
    June 29, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Oh, man. These look and sound fantastic.

  4. June 29, 2010 at 10:52 am

    These look delicious!!

  5. Anh
    June 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

    wow! I really love the look of this tartlet!

    And so happy to discover your blog! Keep up the good work! :)

  6. June 29, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    These tarts look incredible! LOL @ Hannah’s comment.

  7. Carl
    July 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Holy crap Jess!!!

    Can we negotiate a trade? Your amazing tarts, for my super decadent peanut butter ice-cream?

    • Jess
      July 6, 2010 at 11:39 am

      Chris had mentioned you have an ice cream machine, Carl… I think I would make everything into ice cream if I had one. How about I make the tarts, then you put them into your peanut butter ice cream — kind of like cookie dough ice cream, but you know, lumps of peanut butter tart throughout. Everybody wins! Can we get bacon in there too somehow?

  8. Carl
    July 18, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    That is such a good idea I am going to do it tomorrow!!

    Bacon makes everything better! Like Kewpie! I will work on getting it in there somehow…

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