Monday, November 2, 2009

Sweet Treats

Recipe of the Week

The skinny
  • 112 calories per tartlet
  • 7 g fat (2.8 g saturated)
  • 11.3 g carbs
  • 0.5 g fiber
  • 1.7 g protein
enjoy this guilt free sweet indulgence!

Chocolate and Pecan Tartlets

The only thing better than the fusion of chocolate and pecan in this tasty tart is finding out that two of them have only 225 calories! 

Makes 24 tartlets


  • Crust
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened, plus 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 4 oz light cream cheese
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • Filling
  • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans


For crust
Mix softened butter and cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Blend in flour, a bit at a time, confectioners' sugar and 1/8 tsp salt. Form dough into a disk. Cover in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 3 hours. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Divide dough into 24 balls; press into two 12-cup mini muffin tins, pushing dough up over edges. Refrigerate.
For filling
Mix brown sugar, chocolate, egg, melted butter, vanilla and remaining 1/8 tsp salt in a bowl until combined. Divide half the pecans among muffin cups; top with brown sugar mixture; sprinkle remaining pecans on top.
To assemble
Bake 20 minutes or until dough is lightly golden around edges. Let sit 5 minutes. Run tip of knife around cup edges to loosen. Remove when cool enough to handle; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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