This Chocolate Caramel Halloween Tart is the spookiest most delicious treat you’ll have this year. I had so much fun making it and am so excited to share it with you all!
The base of this Tart is a deliciously tender and chocolatey Oreo crust. On top of that is a silky smooth caramel sauce dyed red to add that spooky effect. On top of that we have a velvety and rich chocolate ganache. Lastly we have a white chocolate spider web to tie the entire spooky tart together.
The Oreo Crust recipe for this Tart is extremely easy and only consists of two ingredients; Oreos & melted butter. To fill an 8″ tart pan we are using 25 Oreos and 1/2 cup of unsalted butter. You can adjust the ratio of cookies and butter depending on the size pan you’re using. I do recommend using a springform or tart pan where the dessert can be easily removed.
Do I Need To Bake My Oreo Crust?
Baking your Oreo crust is totally optional. There is not going to be a big difference in the end result if you bake the crust or not. Typically I only bake an Oreo crust if the filling I am using requires baking which would make the crust inevitable to bake in the oven as well. Of course, with this recipe, the filling only requires chilling. This applies to the Oreo crust as well. Chilling the crust will firm and set it up perfectly.
If you do want to bake the crust for whatever reason or want to use this crust recipe for another dessert, bake the crust at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. This Pumpkin Cheesecake is a perfect example of a dessert with an Oreo crust that requires baking.
What Is Ganache?
Chocolate Ganache is a rich and velvety smooth mixture made from chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate) and heavy cream. The process of making ganache is super simple and results in such an amazing addition to so many flavorful desserts. Ganache can be used for glazes, frostings, a sauce or like we’re doing for this recipe; a filling. It has a smooth, velvety texture and a deep, intense chocolate flavor.
What Is The Filling Made Of?
While this spooky Halloween treat may seem creepy, it is seriously delicious. It tastes like a Twix Bar married an Oreo….what a ceremony that would be. On top of the Oreo crust is a caramel sauce dyed red. On top of that is a chocolate ganache. Once the ganache has set in the fridge for at least 2 hours, it will hold itself up so nicely. That way when you lift each slice from the pan, that deliciously smooth caramel will ooze from the tart and make for the spookiest most delicious Halloween dessert you’ll ever have.
You can even get creative with the fillings and instead of dying caramel sauce red to make a spooky bloody effect, you can buy store bought marshmallow sauce, usually near the ice cream sundae section, and dye it green to give it a slime, Oogie Boogie like effect.
I am having so much fun baking all of these Halloween desserts and treats with you all and cannot wait for many more to come. Please tag me on social media @thesqueakymixer to show me your creations!Yum