Crunchy Peanut Butter Tarts Recipe
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Crunchy Peanut Butter Tarts Recipe

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For a fun, fuss-free dessert, try these darling tarts from Mary Kelly in Wilmington, NC. “They’re a satisfying, rich family favorite,” she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 individual graham cracker tart shells
  • 2 tablespoons whipped topping
  • Chopped peanuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 tart (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese, reduced-fat peanut butter, sugar substitute, reduced-fat sour cream and reduced-fat whipped topping; calculated without chopped peanuts) equals 411 calories, 25 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 493 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar until blended. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Spoon into tart shells. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Top with whipped topping. Sprinkle with peanuts if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Crunchy Peanut Butter Tarts in Cooking for 2 Summer 2006, p37

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