We’ve got a lot going on this weekend and I’m pretty excited about all of it. My brother and his family are coming to stay with us for a couple of days, we’ve got two family dinners planned and, oddly enough, I’m not cooking either of them. Then there’s the Easter bunny coming to visit. Christmas morning aside, there’s really nothing better than watching the kids have a blast hunting for Easter eggs.
The recipe I’m sharing today is this Double Chocolate Irish Cream Tart. There were a couple of mishaps along the way to making this tart, mostly because I was trying to incorporate avocados into it (don’t ask, it’s a bit of a story). Once I let myself realize, that it would be better just to do without the avocados in this case, a delicious tart was born and just in time for St.Paddy’s Day. It’s been Spring Break for the past two weeks and though the kids have been kept busy having lots of play dates, a few of us moms decided that we should have a play date, as well. The kids had juice boxes and green rice crispy squares, while us mom’s snacked on wine and this tart. Seems fair, right 😉
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of family, friends, and of course, chocolate.
Double Chocolate Irish Cream Tart:
1/2 Cup butter, melted
1 1/2 Cups Chocolate cookie crumbs
1 Cup heavy cream
8 oz semi sweet chocolate squares
1/4 Cup Irish cream (such as Bailey’s or Caroline’s)
1/2 Cup sliced almonds, toasted
Place the melted butter and cookie crumbs in a small bowl and stir well to combine. Press the mixture into the base and sides of a tart pan. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, until set.
In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine the heavy cream and Irish cream until you just start to see some bubbles around the outer edge of the pot. Add the chocolate and stir for about 1 minute. Remove the pot from the heat and continue stirring until smooth. Set aside for 20 minutes to cool slightly. Upon cooling, pour the chocolate into the chilled crust. Place the tart back into the refrigerator for 1 – 2 hours until set.
Top with toasted almonds before serving.