Mini Strawberry Mousse and Chocolate Tarts

Prep Time1 hr
Chill Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Desserts
Keyword: Chef Taffiny Elrod, Strawberry
Keto Chow Flavor: Strawberry
Recipe Creator: Chef Taffiny Elrod
Servings: 8 tarts
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Taffiny Elrod

Equipment

  • food processor
  • cupcake liners or ramekins

Ingredients

CRUST

CHOCOLATE GANACHE LAYER

  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 ounces sugar free, semi-sweet chocolate cut in small pieces
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter cut into cubes

STRAWBERRY MOUSSE LAYER

Instructions

  • To make the crust, pulse the strawberries and almonds in the food processor until they are finely ground, then mix in the erythritol, butter, and salt. Blend until it’s all mixed.
  • Press the mixture into the bottoms of the eight liners or ramekins as evenly as possible They should be about 1/2 inch thick.
  • To make the ganache, heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until small bubbles start to break the surface and it's almost simmering. Take the cream off the heat and put all the chocolate into the cream. Let it sit for about a minute for the chocolate to soften. Then gently stir the mixture until it is glossy and all the chocolate is melted. Add the butter and stir gently until it has melted and is mixed in.
  • Pour a layer of ganache over each crust layer, then transfer them to the freezer to set while you make the strawberry mousse.
  • Puree the strawberries to a liquid and strain through a fine sieve. They should yield approximately 1/2 cup of strawberry puree.
  • Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks begin to form, then sprinkle the Keto Chow over the top and mix briefly. Finally add the strawberry puree and whip until it is fully combined. The mixture will be soft but spoonable.
  • Top the crust and chocolate layer with a generous layer of strawberry mousse and return to the freezer to set. Freeze for about an hour until you can remove the muffin liners from the mini tarts to reveal the layers.
  • To serve, decorate with crushed freeze-dried strawberries, melted chocolate, or whipped cream.
  • Store extra tarts in an airtight container in the freezer.

Notes

Keto Chow used regular almonds (unblanched) and they taste wonderful.
The power of your food processor will change the texture, and the color of your dried strawberries will change the color of the bottom layer.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Strawberry Mousse and Chocolate Tarts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 367
% Daily Value*
Fat 40.8g63%
Saturated Fat 20.4g128%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.37g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.05g
Cholesterol 80.9mg27%
Sodium 159.9mg7%
Potassium 458mg13%
Carbohydrates 24.2g8%
Fiber 9.1g38%
Sugar 4.4g5%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 995.45IU20%
Vitamin C 38.01mg46%
Calcium 182.17mg18%
Iron 1.22mg7%
Sugar Alcohol 8.57g
Net Carbs 6.58g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 40.8g | Saturated Fat: 20.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.37g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13.05g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80.9mg | Sodium: 159.9mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 9.1g | Sugar: 4.4g | Vitamin A: 995.45IU | Vitamin C: 38.01mg | Calcium: 182.17mg | Iron: 1.22mg | Sugar Alcohol: 8.57g | Net Carbs: 6.58g

Photos by Sarah DeYoung Photography