Cranberry Brie Bites and Creamy Chocolate Tarts Recipe

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or just a fun dinner party with friends, quick and easy recipes are sure to make party planning less stressful…and with this Cranberry Brie Bites and Creamy Chocolate Tarts recipe, you can not only make an appetizer and a dessert at the same time, but you can bake them together in the same pan! Use the Mega Mini Muffin Pan to bake up delicious cranberry brie bites on one side and chocolate tarts on the other, then treat yourself to a bite or two for saving so much time!
Makes: 2 dozen of each
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare mega mini muffin pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

Cut 24 2-1/4 inch circles out of puff pastry and 24 2-1/4 inch circles out of pie dough. Fit dough circles into prepared pan, pressing into bottom and up sides.

Step 3

Spoon 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce into puff pastry cups.

Step 4

Melt 2/3 cup dark cocoa Candy Melts Candy according to package directions. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, egg yolk and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until well-combined. Add melted candy and beat until well-combined. Divide mixture evenly among pie crusts.

Step 5

Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown, rotating pan halfway through baking. Immediately top cranberry bites with pieces of brie and sprinkle with rosemary. Let cool in pan 5 minutes and remove to serving plate. Melt remaining candy, and drizzle chocolate tarts with candy and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.

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1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts (divided)


puff pastry, thawed

1 package puff pastry, thawed (17.3 oz.)

pie crust

1 package pie crust (14.1 oz.)

brie cheese wheel

4 oz. brie cheese wheel (1/2 package, rind removed and cut into 24 pieces)

whole berry cranberry sauce

1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (divided)

cream cheese, softened

1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)

egg yolks

1 egg yolks


pinch of salt


1 tablespoon rosemary (minced)

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