Friday, May 9, 2014

My Masterpiece

When you think of people who have created masterpieces, you think of people like Beethoven or Michelangelo. You typically wouldn't think of a 18 year old college student unless they were some type of child prodigy.


Well, this is my masterpiece. Does it make you want to reconsider what you think an artist is? Or does it just make you drool a bit? Either reaction is fine by me. :)

In fact, I enjoy creating masterpieces like this tart on a regular basis. You can just call me the next Mozart of the home cooking/ baking world. Or you could just enjoy the recipe. I sure did.

Peanut Butter Tart with Chocolate Cheesecake Filling
For the crust:
1 1/3 cups rolled oats
½ cup roasted peanuts
15 pitted dates
2 tbsp peanut butter
2/3 cup water

For the filling:
1 cup cream cheese, softened
1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
½ cup honey
½ cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract

To make the crust, soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes. Combine all the crust ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor. Blend until everything comes together. Immediately spread the mixture into a tart pan with a spatula. Spread it evenly around the bottom and sides.

Clean out your blender and add in all the filling ingredients. Blend until there are no more lumps and everything is well incorporated. Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Cover and freeze for at least 3 hours. You may have to let the tart thaw for about 10 minutes before slicing.

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