Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

How could it be that this delicious, sea salt caramel chocolate tart is GUILT FREE?!?!?

Oh, you know. Chef Stef magic πŸ˜‰

Caramel:
13.5 oz coconut milk
3/4 cup coconut palm sugar

Crust:
1 and 1/2 cups almonds, ground
pinch sea salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Ganache:
3 oz dark chocolate
4 tablespoons coconut milk

1. Add the coconut milk and coconut palm sugar to a pot. Stir together and bring to a boil. Make sure you watch it so it doesn’t boil over!! Stir again and then let it simmer for about 45 minutes.
2. Now let’s work on the crust. Beat one egg and mix in the almond flour. You can save money and make your own by grinding up whole almonds. Add the coconut oil and the sea salt, then mix together until well combined. Press into a pie dish or any round baking dish you have.
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3. Remember to stir your caramel every once in a while!
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Once it comes out, let it cool for 10 minutes before you pour in about one cup of caramel. Place in your fridge for as little as 30 minutes – or can also do overnight!
5. When that’s ready, you can start working on the chocolate ganache part. Melt the coconut milk, If you don’t have a double boiler, you can do a makeshift one like I did! Add in the chocolate and stir. It will only take less than a minute to melt and turn into the ganache so don’t walk away from it.
6. Take the dish out of the fridge and then pour the chocolate on top. Spread it around to make an even layer. Place back in your fridge until the chocolate is hardened and you’re ready to serve! The easiest way to cut through the chocolate on this bad boy is by running your knife under hot water first, wipe off the water, then slice. Easy as pie! Ha! Get it?IMG_1166

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7. Drizzle any leftover caramel on the slices so it looks all super fancy πŸ˜‰
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Enjoy!!! PLEASE let me know if you try it out!! Send me a pic to one of my social medias!!
Stephanie
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BEST Eggnog Cookies!

I got a request to make eggnog cookies and I thought that was genius! Especially because my brother is obsessed with eggnog πŸ™‚ These came out way better than I anticipated! Crispy outside with a soft inside and the frosting helps it all just melt. in. your. mouth!

2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup eggnog

For the Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup + 1 tbls eggnog

Step 1: Combine dry ingredients, the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.

Step 2: Beat the butter. Add in the sugar and brown sugar. Next add the yolks, vanilla and eggnog! Gradually, beat in the dry ingredients.

Step 3: Place dough on a cookie sheet, greased, parchment, or with silicone baking mats, at 350ΒΊ for 12 minutes. They will only be golden brown on the bottom, not the top so don’t wait for the tops to turn brown!!

Step 4: Place on a cooling rack and wait until they have completely cooled to frost them. While you wait, make the frosting! Beat the butter. Add the powdered sugar. And finally the vanilla and eggnog. Frost the cookies and sprinkle some nutmeg or cinnamon on each one for added color.

Tada! These are so simple and really worth it! Can’t wait to have them at our Christmas party tomorrow!

Happy holidays!!

Stephanie

Easy and Delicious Pretzel Bark!

If you love chocolate covered pretzels… then you’ll LOVE this!

6-8 oz of pretzels
1 cup of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
16 oz of chocolate chips

Super simple steps:

1. Melt the butter and brown sugar together. The butter with be separated from the sugar for the first few minutes, but then you will see that they will totally combine. That’s when it’s ready.

2. While you wait for that to happen, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. Line the pretzels up in rows. I used the skinny, long pretzels, but if you only have regular pretzels in your house, you can use those. Just crush them a little so there aren’t big holes in the pretzels!

3. Pour the sugar and butter mixture over the pretzels, slowly, so that you make sure you get it everywhere! Place in a 400 degree oven for 7 minutes.

4. Take out and sprinkle the chocolate chips. Put back in the oven for one minute to soften them. Take out and spread the chocolate! Topping ideas could be crushed candy canes, walnuts, pecans, sprinkles, sea salt, etc. Have fun!

Let me know if you make them! Yummmmm!

Stephanie