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Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Dessert) Tarts

Haupia (How-Pea-Ah)
It’s Hawaiian.
For, um…. Coconut Gelatin. 
It’s not really a pudding and not really a Jell-o. It’s kinda a mix of the two.The packet refers to it as Coconut Flan.
If you have visited Hawaii and attended a Luau, this is the white square dessert at the end of the buffet table. Some people love it, some don’t.
(I actually don’t. Don’t hate me, please)
But when I was in Hawaii a few months ago, I knew I could make something Dee-Lish with it!
I think I succeeded with these Almond Joy Inspired Tarts. 

I brought home some Haupia mix from Hawaii and found these great coconut cookies at Trader Joe’s.

If you can’t find coconut cookies, some graham crackers would work out great as well.
Grind Cookies in food processor and add melted butter. Combine and press into tart pans.

Make Haupia following the direction on the packet. Pour into tart pan and refrigerate. Add almonds and almond slivers.

Make your Chocolate Ganache topping and cover the tarts. Then place in the fridge for a few hours to firm up. 
Carefully remove from tart pans and serve.

These little tarts were so Ono! (That’s Hawaiian for delicious) 
The combination of flavors were great! 
One word of advice. Make and serve these on the same day. The crust got a bit soggy the next day and did not remove from the tart bottom too easily. 
Don’t get me wrong, it still tasted GREAT, it just wasn’t as pretty for guests the next day. 
I didn’t care about looks the next day when I enjoyed this tart for breakfast, erm… dessert.
Yeah… my diet is shot!

Another great way to enjoy Haupia is on Ice Cream!

On Cakes!

On Cupcakes!

On Brownies!

 Oh my… I think you get my drift… If you enjoy coconut flavor on your desserts, you need to try this!

Do you want to try some of this Yummy Haupia? I’d love to see some new recipes using Haupia.
During the month of September, I’ll be having several giveaways to celebrate my First Bloggiversary! So, check back often so see the Great Giveaways!
My First Giveaway is for Five (5) packets of Haupia mix for you to enjoy and create a new dessert.
This will run for 1 week, Sept 3ed – Sept 10th.
Good Luck!

Coconut Haupia and Chocolate Tarts

by Pint Sized Baker
Prep Time: 5 hours
Keywords: dessert Coconut Chocolate Tart
Ingredients (4 Mini Tarts)

    For the Crust

    • Coconut Cookie Thins, pulsed to make 1 Cup
    • 3 Tbls Butter, melted

    For the Filling

    • 1 packet Haupia mix
    • 1 Cup water
    • Whole and Sliced Almonds

    For the Chocolate Topping

    • 6 Ounces Dark Chocolate
    • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
    • Shredded Coconut, if desired

    For the Crust

    Pulse Cookies in a Food Processor. Add the melted butter and create a crumble. Press the crumble into 4 mini tart pans. Place in fridge while making filling. There may be a little left over.

    For the Filling

    Boil water and add Haupia mix. Stir until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon and a defined line is left behind.
    Add 3 Tablespoons of haupia to tarts. I had a little left over, but did not want to overfill tart tins.
    Place in fridge for an hour to firm up.

    For the Topping

    Add whole and/or slivered almonds to the top of the Haupia.
    Heat Cream in microwave and pour over chopped Chocolate. Stir until melted chocolate is smooth and glossy. Add additional heated cream to get the consistency desired.
    Pour ganache over the tarts and fill the tins, covering the almonds.
    Top with Shredded Coconut if desired and place in fridge for 3 hours for chocolate to firm up.
    *NOTE – Do not let these sit overnight. The Haupia will cause the crust to get soggy.
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    Thursday 25th of October 2012

    thanks for sharing...


    Saturday 15th of September 2012

    So you added coconut (my favorite), coconut cookies (another favorite), and chocolate (again, another favorite), and then added even more coconut on top?

    Can we...become recipe soul sisters??

    Debi Bolocofsky

    Thursday 13th of September 2012

    This looks so good. I especially love coconut, chocolate, and almonds. Kind of like an almond joy. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at Wednesday until Sunday.Hope to see you there.Debi BolocofskyAdorned From

    Michelle's Tasty Creations

    Wednesday 12th of September 2012

    Yum! I love Almond Joy (I even buy the coffee creamer) and I can't wait to try this. I'm on my way to world market today :) Thanks for sharingMichelle


    Sunday 9th of September 2012

    Cool giveaway. My favorite coconut dessert is coconut cream pudding. It takes eternity to stir but it is soooo worth it.

    Heidi N