Triple-Chocolate Truffle Trees

Looking for a yummy dessert? Enjoy these triple chocolate tart trees - a delicious treat.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 4 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup chocolate cookie crumbs
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup butter, melted

White Chocolate Layer

1
package (6 oz) white chocolate baking bars
3
tablespoons whipping cream
1
tablespoon Grand Marnier liqueur or orange juice
1
tablespoon butter

Dark Chocolate Layer

3/4
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon butter
12
oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
2
tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur or orange juice

Garnish

8
chocolate sticks or chocolate-coated candy sticks, broken into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix cookie crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in 1/4 cup butter. Press crumb mixture in bottom of pan.
  • 2 Bake 10 minutes. Cool in pan on cooling rack while making white chocolate layer.
  • 3 Cut 1 square of white chocolate baking bar in half; reserve half. Finely chop other half of square and remaining baking bar. Set aside. In small saucepan, cook all remaining white chocolate layer ingredients over medium-low heat until butter is melted and mixture is simmering, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in chopped white chocolate until smooth. Spoon into crust-lined pan; spread gently. Refrigerate while preparing dark chocolate layer.
  • 4 In medium saucepan, cook 3/4 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon butter over medium-low heat until butter is melted and mixture is simmering, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in semisweet chocolate until smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons liqueur. Spoon over white chocolate layer; spread gently. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until set.
  • 5 About 1 hour before serving, grate reserved half square of white chocolate over surface of tart. Remove side of pan; let tart stand at room temperature 1 hour.
  • 6 To serve, cut tart into wedges; place on individual serving plates. Poke hole with toothpick in shortest side of each wedge of tart. Insert chocolate stick piece into each hole to resemble stem of tree.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    310
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    85mg
    85%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    25g
    25%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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