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Snickering Tartlets

Makes: 24 servings Yield: 24 tartlets
Prep 30 mins Bake 450°F 20 mins  /325 degrees F Cool 30 mins Chill 2 hrs
Snickering Tartlets
Ingredients
  • 1 15  ounce package  rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust (2 crusts)*
  • 2 2.07 ounces  chocolate-coated caramel-topped nougat bars with peanuts (Snickers®)
  • 1/2 8  ounce package  cream cheese, softened
  • 2  tablespoons  dairy sour cream
  • 2  tablespoons  creamy peanut butter
  • 2  teaspoons  sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 1/2  cup  milk chocolate pieces
  • 2  tablespoons  whipping cream
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Unroll pie crusts on work surface. With rolling pin, roll each crust lightly into a 12-inch round. With 3-inch round cutter, cut 24 rounds from crusts, rerolling scraps as necessary. Press each round in bottom and up sides of 24 ungreased 1-3/4-inch muffin cups, pleating as necessary and extending slightly above sides of cups. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until very light golden brown; cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

2. Chop candy bars. Reserve 24 pieces for garnish. Place remaining candy bar pieces in bottoms of cooled crust-lined cups.

3. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, peanut butter and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in egg until well combined. Spoon about 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture over candy bar pieces in each tart. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until centers are set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

4. In a small saucepan, combine chocolate pieces and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Cool slightly. Spoon a dollop of chocolate on top of each tartlet; garnish with reserved pieces of candy bar.

5. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator. Makes 24 tartlets.

From the Test Kitchen*Save a step:
  • Omit the pie crusts. Place 30 baked miniature phyllo dough shells (2, 1.9-ounce packages) on a cookie sheet. Add candy pieces and cream cheese mixture and bake as above. Top with chocolate mixture and garnish with remaining candy. Store in refrigerator up to 24 hours or freeze up to 3 months. Makes 30 tartlets.
  • Place tartlets in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

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