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Okay, so who has seen Ghostbusters?? I’ve been dying to see it! And that is saying something, because I don’t often get excited for movies, but I just love every single one of those funny ladies. Hubby just got home today finally, so tomorrow may be my chance!
You know, the one good thing about hubby being gone so often is the welcome home celebrations. I love the excitement of prepping the house and putting together a welcome home meal for my hubby’s return. The special treat I made this time around was these Ghostbusters candy bar tartlets. They make me happy because they are two things that I love most: easy and delicious. They make a perfect welcome-home treat or even after-school treat because they are quick. Imagine coming home from school to these tartlets and then celebrating a week of hard work with a trip to the see the movie. That’s the kind of cool mom I want to be. For now, hopefully I’m a cool wife.
For this recipe the MARS Mixed Mini Variety Pack worked best. The cute tartlets are quite small, so the mini candies fit perfectly. And in the photos you’ll see I used a green whipped cream for the bottom of the ghosts, but in retrospect decided it wasn’t necessary, so I left it out of the recipe. I like things simple. While at Walmart I also grabbed the MARS mixed chocolate fun sized variety pack, those will work great for this recipe as well. And my hubby’s favorite, M&M’s® Peanut Butter. I meant to use them for a couple tartlets but ended up just munching on them, oops. Also look for the M&M’s® Milk Chocolate bottles at Walmart, they will have Ghostbusters themed ones along with coupons for 75 cents off.
If you’ve seen the movie, tell me what you thought of it below (but no spoilers)! If not, grab some candy, bake these tartlets, and make a night of it like me.
Ghostbusters Candy Bar Tartlets
Makes 12 tartlets
- 12 mini pie crusts (2 packages)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 12 oz. milk chocolate, chopped
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- Mars Mixed Mini variety pack candy bars, sliced
- fresh whipped cream
- black gel food coloring
Preheat oven to 250F.
In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream and milk. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and add the chopped chocolate. Let sit for 5 minutes, then whisk gently until completely smooth.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and egg yolk. While still whisking, gradually pour in about 1/2 cup of the chocolate cream. Then pour the egg mixture into the chocolate and whisk until combined.
Place the tartlet crusts on a baking pan and fill each with a sliced candy bar. Cover with the chocolate cream. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the edges are set and the middle is jiggly. Let cool on a rack for about 10 minutes, then place in the fridge until ready to serve.
Just before serving, top with whipped cream: place a few generous spoonfuls of the cream into a small bowl and mix with black gel food coloring. Pipe your white whipped cream onto your tartlets using a large round pastry tip. Then use a small (such as #2 or #3) round tip to pipe the black cream, making ghost faces. Enjoy!
Filling recipe adapted from HERE.