Chocolate sugar cookie tart shells filled with a light strawberry mousse make these Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse Tarts perfect for a romantic dessert. The mousse only takes three ingredients and is great on its own too!
The last couple of weeks have been really busy at work. We had our annual reviews due last week and the university is testing out it’s third online submission system in three years. Needless to say the system crashed a lot and I’m still not sure if I got all my information in the right spots.
A little over a week ago I bought some strawberries. They were beautiful when I bought them but they were past their prime – not yet spoiled but not very pretty either. I hate to throw away food so I decided to cook them up.
I’m also reveling in some uniquely American ingredients. Marshmallow creme is one. I bought a jar when I first got back from Cambodia. I just couldn’t resist. If you don’t have marshmallow creme where you live, King Arthur flour has a recipe for it. You can also substitute mini-marshmallows in these strawberry marshmallow mousse tarts. It just takes a little more cooking in the saucepan.
I love that the mousse only has three ingredients so it goes together quickly. It took about 15 minutes to make. You can also freeze this mousse if you want to serve it later. If you don’t want to make tarts, you can put it in bowls or home-made chocolate cups.
I had some 4 inch heart-shaped tart pans that I thought would be fun for this recipe. If you don’t have heart-shaped tart pans, round ones will work. You can also turn a muffin pan upside down and put circles of dough over the muffin cups. Bake with the pan upside down to get cups to put the strawberry marshmallow mousse in.