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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!

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    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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      Karyn Granrud

      I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

      39 thoughts on “Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Dessert) Tarts”

      1. Almond Joys are my favorite, so I am intrigued by this dessert. I am kind of intimidated (okay, really intimidated) by Haupia, but man, these tarts look too cute and delish not to try. I totally love anything coconut, but my favorite coconut dish would be Coconut Cream Pie or the Triple Coconut Cupcakes I make.

      2. This is a great recipe. I can't wait to give it a try. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
        I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
        Debi Bolocofsky
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      3. This looks so good! I'm so glad you're linking up to the parties I'm hosting, so that I was able to discover your amazing blog (I love dessert!) Thanks for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop this week! Hope to see you there again next week!
        Barbara @ Chase the Star

      4. Karyn ~ My husband and I went to Hawaii over the summer for our honeymoon and as we are both coconut enthusiasts we loooooved the haupia! I wish there was more haupia here in the mainland. This recipe looks so yummy! I can't wait to try! I'll be following your blog for more yummy treats! ~ Jasmine

      5. 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??

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