Almond Joy Tart - just saying the words sets my taste buds on high alert. I first made these for the Will Bake for Food bake sale we had in Seattle. And they disappeared like the proverbial hotcakes. As soon as people saw Almond Joy- I didn't have to explain anything. These were the first of my items to sell out. Next bake sale I'm going to triple the amount of Almond Joy Tarts that I bake.
While this recipe has several components - none of the components by themselves are difficult to make. You do need some good planning. The tart dough needs to be refrigerated from 1 hour to overnight. The white ganache for the coconut cream filling needs to be refrigerated for 4 hours or overnight. And the chocolate glaze needs to set for about 10 minutes prior to application. And then the tarts need to be refrigerated for about 10 minutes while the glaze sets up. Take the time and make these. If you love the Almond Joy bar you are going to go crazy over these!
When I made these for the bake sale I made them as 4 inch tarts, today I decided to do just one tart-the amount of dough, coconut cream filling and chocolate ganache was perfect for a 10 inch tart. And since it's that festive time of year, I dressed mine up for New Years with a little edible glitter. Happy New Years and enjoy !
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My Will Bake for Food Almond Joy Tarts before they sold out !