Chocolate truffle filling in a Nutter Butter cookie crust... what could be better? Make a weeknight extra special with this simple dessert.
The Runaway Spoon
Peanut butter and chocolate are one of nature’s great flavor combinations. But part of the great parental anomalies of my childhood. My Dad doesn’t like it. That was, and still is, difficult for me to understand.
It was as much a mystery to me as all those great questions that were answered with “because I said so." After all, how could a man who eats tiny, oily, smelly fish from a can not like a peanut butter cup? I used to require warning so I could go outside and play before he opened a can of sardines. He eats everything – veal sweetbreads are his favorite dish. We have always joked that he orders the one thing on any menu that no one else ever does. But no chocolate and peanut butter. Inconceivable!
The filling for this tart is long been a go-to dessert for me because it so easy and quick and decadently rich. I’ve poured it into all sorts of different crusts, but when this idea came to me, I knew it would be a winner. Peanut buttery cookies on the bottom and a sprinkling of crushed peanut brittle on top. This combines kitsch and elegance in one fabulously rich dessert.
Peanut butter and chocolate truffle tart
Splurge on some high-quality chocolate for this three-ingredient filling. I buy peanut brittle with the hanging bags of candy at a grocery or drugstore. If you can’t find it, crush the remaining cookies for the top.
For the crust:
24 Nutter Butter cookies
6 tablespoons butter, melted
For the filling:
15 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup heavy cream
3 ounces peanut brittle, for topping
For the crust: