Mini Coconut Cream Tarts

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We have issues.

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Issues that are large in and charge, kickin’ it root down and shaking hips Shakira-style.

The hips don’t lie, you guys.

I’ve made sweet treats. I BLAME PREGNANCY.

It’s so weird because I’ve never been one to eat something savory and then immediately need a sweet fix. But these babies apparently have fangs lined with sugar because if I’m not funneling mouthwash into my facehole, it’s cookies. Or pudding. Or cake. Yeah and then the mouthwash.

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But in true lazy pants Bev form, this is absolutely a cheater’s dessert. No willy nilly, no steady artful precision blah blah, no thumb-twiddling as you wait for things to rise or form or crust or whatever. This takes less than one Tom and Jerry episode. No, for real.

Whisk, dump and roll.

That sounds kind of gross, but I’m going with it.

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By the way, did you hear that Google is now allowing the word “literally” to be used as an emphasis? WHAT. Aaaaand so is Merriam-Webster and Cambridge Dictionaries Online. I’M SORRY BUT ARE YOU KIDDING?

I have to say, this breaks my heart. I’m not on board. Never will be. Matter of fact, my head will literally explode if I hear one more person use that word the wrong way.

Oh crap!

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This is why coconut cream pudding and powdered sugar exist. To heal a broken soul.

And to soothe venomous baby fang faces.

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Giddy up.

Mini Coconut Cream Tarts:

What it took for 15:

* 1 (3.4 oz box) instant coconut cream pudding mix
* 2 cups cold milk
* 1 (1.9 oz box) frozen fillo shells
* 3 Tbs. sliced, toasted almonds
* powdered sugar

In a large bowl, whisk together the cold milk and pudding mix until soft-set, 2 minutes. Chill for at least 5 minutes.

Bring the frozen fillo shells to room temp, 10 minutes.

Spoon the pudding into each shell. Top with almonds and garnish with powdered sugar!

Done, done, done.

(you’re going to have a LOT of pudding leftover, so you could either buy more shells to fill, or just shove the pudding into your head.)

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Take a guess how many of these are left.

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27 Responses to Mini Coconut Cream Tarts

  1. Cookbook Queen August 15, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    The easier the dessert — the faster it can get shoved into my face hole. Winning!!

  2. Kristi August 15, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Cutest dessert! I love bite size desserts, so I can try a few different things.

  3. Heather August 15, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Pregnancy did the same thing to me and BOY is that sweet tooth hard to get rid of after pregnancy! These are the cutest ever, and the way I see it is they’re so teensy it’s basically like eating air. Right?

    • Sharon August 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

      Bad news! My “baby” is 27 and I still have an overactive sweet tooth! :P

  4. Kristen August 15, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    How cute are these?

  5. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies August 15, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    I’d love to heal my broken soul with these. Also, I’m in lazy pants and I’m not even pregnant. I have a real soft spot for coconut, so these are for sure on my radar!

  6. Erin L August 15, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    These are adorable!! What is not adorable is when people use the word “literally” when they mean “figuratively”. I’m with you, it will never be okay. It makes me violent. Now I want to eat some pudding to sooth myself. Full circle!!

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks August 15, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    I happen to have a box of both the phyllo shells and the coconut cream pudding mix on hand. I need to make these. Gorgeous, Bev. Pinned!

  8. Tieghan August 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Amazing!! Coconut cream rules me world and now these cute little tarts can!

  9. Carly @ Snack Therapy August 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    I literally want to eat 30 of these. And I literally mean literally. Literally,

  10. aida mollenkamp August 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    These are so dear, Bev!

  11. Julie @ Table for Two August 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    Do I still have time to make these tonight? I need them!!

  12. Marie @ Little Kitchie August 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    Toooooo cute! Want!

  13. Sarah | The Sugar Hit August 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Dangerous, I could hoover these puppies up in record time. Both literally and figuratively, since I’m good with a vaccuum cleaner.

  14. Paula - bell'alimento August 16, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Would it be rude of me to eat the whole plate?

  15. Katie August 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    Bring some over to me and we can eat a lot, and cry about this new definition of literally.

  16. Desiree August 16, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    Oh my god, your blog, I love it! And you! We should have babies. Oh wait, you’re already ahead of me on that…er.. I need to regroup…

    These mini tarts look delicious, and dangerous. I’m thinking I would probably demolish them all on my own (hazards of the mini ). Best made when lots of people are around or all alone? Decisions…

  17. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. August 17, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    Bring on the sweets! You certainly could not deny those baby faces!! Oh, and I’m all about cheater’s desserts!

  18. DessertForTwo August 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    What the babies want, the babies get! :)

  19. Joanne August 18, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Well I suppose the silver lining is that we get to reap the benefits of your babies’ fangs?! These look amazing!

  20. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion August 19, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    these look awesome.. I love that they are mini, it means I can eat 2x as many

  21. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com August 19, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Yum – these tarts look delicious!

  22. Kelly August 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    Found you on pinterest, and am now following your blog. LOOOOVE IT!

  23. Nutmeg Nanny August 29, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Oh goodness, these are so adorable!! I bet they taste so perfect :)

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