Seriously Chocolatey After dinner mint chocolate tart

Layers of dark Belgian mint chocolate, sumptuous mint cream and rich dark Belgian chocolate ganache in a light crisp chocolate pastry case, finished with white chocolate leaves.

What makes it the ultimate summer Seriously From Waitrose dessert?

This is a rich decedant dessert, a twist on the classic after dinner mint! It has a fresh taste whist still being very chocolately and satisfying. It is a perfect finish to a summer meal and great for dinner parties or after an evening barbeque. I made a variety of desserts and trialled them on friends and family and this was the definite winner!


  • Pastry:
    225g plain flour
    30g cocoa powder
    35g icing sugar
    150g unsalted butter
    ~2 tbsp cold water

    Dark Belgian chocolate with mint extract

    White chocolate mint layer:
    200ml double cream
    150g white chocolate
    ~4tsp peppermint extract (amount will vary depending on quality of extract, should have a good minty flavour!)

    Dark chocolate ganache:
    150g dark Belgian chocolate
    225ml double cream
    4 egg yolks
    50g caster sugar


  1. Method: Make pastry and bake blind for ~15mins, uncover and bake for 5-10mins. While still hot, grate over a thin layer of dark mint choc. Allow to cool. White mint layer: Bring cream to boil, add choc, stir until melted, add mint extract to taste. Pour a thin layer over the cooled pastry case(s). Refrigerate to set. Ganache: Melt choc and cream. Beat egg and sugar and stir into chocolate mixture. Stir until thickens slightly. Cover tarts and refrigerate to set. Top with white choc leaves.