. . .and other small treats. Everyone seems to like these tiny morsels. They are great in a gift basket or on an elegant tray. I do find that people who bypass traditional holiday desserts saying, "Oh, no — I couldn't possibly" will nevertheless nibble on these little bites.
This is a quick recipe from "Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies Special Publication 2000". I've made it a million times and my family thinks it takes alot of work to make them. SHHHHH!! I usually double the filling recipe and I pipe it into the tarts with my pastry bag (star tip) to make them look even more elegant. I also make them in advance and freeze them.
My girlfriend got me hooked on these, they are similiar to another recipe here but I use a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough.. Very addictive :)
Note the peanut butter cups are the miniature ones. If you would like you can also put hershey kisses on some of them but didn't add that in the ingredients.
Also I buy the 100 mini size of the reynolds baking cups and use them for this recipe.
This recipe is adopted from Mean Chef. I have not tried it, but will soon. Mean Chef says:
These tiny tarts are a dressed-up version of pumpkin pie. Eliminating the traditional cinnamon and clove seasonings really lets the pumpkin's sweetness come through. And because you don't need a fork, these bite-sized morsels are perfect for a buffet-style party. Prep time estimate includes chilling time for the cream.
Pretty to look at -- more fun to eat! Angella makes these delicious tarts that are unspeakably yummy. We begged her for the recipe. I still haven't made it but I decided that the world would be better off if I posted it anyways. Enjoy!
These tarts are a cinch to make, and always a hit at a shower or any gathering. Substitute a vegetable for the seafood to make this recipe vegetarian. This dish also lets you stretch a small amount of seafood; for example, smoked salmon tarts are easier on the budget to put out than a whole platter of smoked salmon. These keep well in the fridge for a day or two, as well.