Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache Tarts by Jaina at Cocoa and Silk
Being completely honest, growing up I never really went trick or treating…don’t judge me! I’m not sure if it was the area I grew up in, or simply the fact that it was a less popular holiday in the UK, but it wasn’t something my family or I ever did. As I entered high school, I met my best friend who just happened to be born on Halloween. 14 years later she married my brother and they now have two beautiful kids, which means Halloween is officially an event for us as a family. Firstly, to celebrate my sister in law’s birthday, and secondly, to take my nephew trick or treating in their neighbourhood! I love watching the excitement on his face as he approaches another house, rings the doorbell and chooses what candy or chocolate to take. But more-so than ever, I love when my brother, sister in law and I can raid his stash when we get home for all the goodies he’s “not allowed to eat”, and eat them ourselves!
Of course, if I could choose any chocolate to have on Halloween (or any other normal day), it would be a good old Ferrero Rocher. It was my absolute favourite growing up when someone would come to visit and bring a box of the beautifully gold wrapped chocolates, and I still cannot resist them now! I mean, how can you say no to chocolate and hazelnut? To celebrate this spooky season, I made some chocolate ganache tarts in honour of my favourite chocolate. If I could relive my childhood again, I would DEFINITELY go trick or treating to get a bunch of these babies, especially if they had such fun and hilarious sprinkles on top like the amazing Ghouls Eye mix I used here!
The tart is made with a base of a (cheat’s) chocolate hazelnut feuilletine, topped with chocolate hazelnut ganache, roasted hazelnuts and my favourite Halloween blend from Sprinkle Pop, the Ghouls Eye mix. I just cannot get enough of those little eyes staring at you, they truly make me smile every single time! The orange eyes look seriously mad, and the yellow eyes so confused – I LOVE it! The colours of the jimmies are also so perfect in this mix and really helped bring these tarts to life.
I hope you all enjoy the recipe! X
Yield: Makes 6 mini tartlets
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooling Time: 1.5 hours
Decorating Time: 5 mins
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 tbsp roasted hazlenuts
¾ cup golden cereal flakes, crushed
1.5 cups + ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1.5 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup + 6 tsp chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella
Roasted hazelnuts, for decorating
Ghouls Eye Sprinkle Pop mix, for decorating
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