Strawberry Cream Tarts au Chocolate

posted by jeanndan 04-14-99 3:02 PM

Strawberry Cream Tarts Au Chocolate

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup chocolate chips
50 Nila Wafers, finely rolled(about 2 cups crumbs)
1 pint small strawberries, sliced(you can substitue canned fruit)
1/4 cup sugar
2 Pkgs. (3oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Mint Sprigs for garnish

In medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat margarine, corn syrup and chocolate chips until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Stir in wafer crumbs. While crumb mixture is still warm, divide evenly among 12 (2 1/2") muffin pan cups; press against bottoms and sides of cups; chill 15 minutes. Carefully remove from pan; chill until ready to fill.

In medium bowl, stir together strawberry slices and sugar; set aside.

In small bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar.

Fill each tart shell with cream cheese mixture; top with strawberry slices. Garnish with mint springs if desired. Serve immediately or chill up to two hours before serving.

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