Heavenly Caramel Tarts
What could be more delicious than a chocolate shortbread tart filled with gooey caramel and topped with salted peanuts? These are decadent, melt in your mouth, delicious little bites of heaven!
Chocolate Shortbread Tart Shell
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 1/3 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa
Cream butter and sugar. Add Flour and cocoa, mix well. You do not need to roll the tart shells out. Using mini muffin tins, simply press approx one rounded tablespoon of dough into each muffin cup, coming up the sides. Prick bottoms with a fork.
This is the same caramel that is used for the love bites, it is simply taken off the heat earlier.
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stirring constantly. Once it has reached a boil, continue to cook for 6-7 min. Remove from heat and immediately spoon caramel into prepared tart shells. Allow to cool until the top of the caramel is slightly set.
Coarsely chop 1/3 cup salted peanuts and sprinkle on top of the tarts.