Chocolate Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Tart
Indulge your sweet tooth with a decadent and irresistible Chocolate Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Tart. This delightful dessert combines the rich flavors of chocolate and hazelnut with the perfect balance of sweet and salty caramel. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply treating yourself, this tart is sure to impress.
- 1 ½ cups of chocolate cookie crumbs
- ½ cup of melted butter
- 1 cup of chocolate hazelnut spread
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- ¼ cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ½ cup of chopped hazelnuts
1. Prepare the Crust
Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a bowl, combine the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter until well mixed. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a tart pan, creating an even layer. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then set it aside to cool.
2. Make the Salted Caramel
In a saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then let it simmer without stirring for about 10 minutes or until it turns a deep amber color. Remove the saucepan from the heat and carefully whisk in the heavy cream. Be cautious as the mixture will bubble vigorously. Stir in the sea salt and vanilla extract until well combined. Set the caramel aside to cool slightly.
3. Assemble the Tart
Spread the chocolate hazelnut spread evenly over the cooled crust. Pour the salted caramel over the chocolate hazelnut layer, using a spatula to smooth it out. Sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts on top of the caramel, gently pressing them into the surface.
4. Chill and Serve
Place the tart in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2 hours or until the caramel is set. Once chilled, remove the tart from the pan and transfer it to a serving plate. Slice and serve, savoring each bite of the luscious chocolate, creamy caramel, and crunchy hazelnuts.
Enjoy this Chocolate Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Tart as a delightful ending to any meal. The combination of flavors and textures will leave you craving more. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to impress your taste buds and those of your lucky guests.