Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Get Your Chef On - Chocolate

Chocolate Pecan Tart

It's another edition of Get Your Chef On and this time the featured ingredient is Chocolate.   I'm not sure about you but a day without chocolate makes me a little sad.  So when I get a craving even a few chocolate chips can be satisfying (I have a secret stash in the cupboard!)  When I was trying to decide what recipe to make, this one came to me - it has the chocolate (in the crust and a healthy drizzle of ganache on top) but it also has caramel and pecans.  It's like a candy bar in a tart!  Oh so rich and delicious! 

Chocolate Pecan Tart

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes then chilling time
Cook Time: NA

Ingredients (12 servings)
  • 2 cups crushed chocolate wafers
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 30 unwrapped caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipped cream
1. Preheat oven to 350; combine the crumbs and melted butter and press into a 9” springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes
2. In a saucepan combine the caramels and sauce, stirring constantly until melted and smooth – remove from heat and add ¼ cup cream, stir until mixed then add pecans. Pour on top of crust and refrigerate an hour
3. In another saucepan melt chocolate chips over low heat until melted, remove from heat and add ¼ cup cream.
4. Drizzle or frost top of pecans. Place and store in refrigerator. Keep at room temp about 30 minutes before cutting.
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Would this satisfy your craving???  Go on - you know you want to make it!

Thanks to the GYCO sponsors and I can't wait to see what everyone will be linking up... stop by to see Jen or Julie!

Jen from Four Marrs and One Venus
Julie from White Lights on Wednesday

Another dessert recipe you might like - Peanut Butter Pie


  1. This looks like the perfect lunch! Yummy.

  2. Deb- Ohhhh Deb... you did it again. Yum.. oh YUM!

  3. Hi Deb, I will have to make this delicious dessert and hope that I don't go into chocolate overload. This GYCO chocolate challenge is the best yet, but it's dangerous :).

    Thanks for sharing,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  4. wow, that looks like chocolate overload in the very best way possible

  5. Oh my goodness this looks wonderful!!! I would love it if you came by and shared it at One More Time Events...http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/05/one-more-time-features-and-party-may.html

  6. would love such a gooey chocolaty tart anytime.. and Deb as always your clicks are awesome...

  7. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I. LOVE. THIS.!! Pinning. Making :))

  8. I dig into my bag of chocolate chips when I am craving chocolate! I love 'em!

    This looks delicious, Deb. Pinned to my food board!

  9. Oh ya, that would satisfy my cravings!!! I have a bag of Ghirardelli Bittersweet chocolate chips in a drawer in the kitchen just for snacking on:)

  10. OMGoodness! This looks awesome, Deb! And I absolutely love everything about the recipe :-)

  11. OMGosh this looks divine. This was such a fun challenge - I LOVE this recipe!! Pinning! :)

  12. Stopping in from GYCO. I have a stash of chocolate in my pantry. Love the looks of that dark chocolate crust.

    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

  13. This looks heavenly. Thanks for the recipe! Pinning :)

  14. Mmmm this looks divine I'd love for you to link it up over at my link party :D


  15. Yummmmm! This looks amazing! Popping over from Naptime Creations link up.

  16. Thanks so much for linking this up to my "Best Of The Weekend" party! Featuring it this week - post should be up later today. :)
    xoxo, Claire

  17. Wow! I'm drooling just looking at the pictures ;) Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!!


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