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    Ghirardelli's No-Bake Dark Chocolate Cherry Tart

      Servings:   8-10 slices

    Ingredients

      3 tbsp. Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
      1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
      1 stick butter, melted
      FILLING
      1 bar Ghirardelli 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar
      1 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips

      1 cup heavy cream

      2 tbsp confectioner's sugar
      1 cup morello cherries in syrup (drained thoroughly)
      TOPPING & DECORATION
      1 cup heavy whipping cream
      1/2 cup cream cheese
      2 tbsp confectioner's sugar
      20 fresh cherries (stalks on)
      1/2 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Baking Chips

    Directions

    1. Start with making the crust. Add the graham cracker, melted butter and cocoa powder to a mixing bowl and mix together well.
    2. Spoon out mixture and press the base firmly into the bottom and around the edges of a tart tin (rectangle 13 and one-fourth inches x 4 and one-half inches or circle 9 and one-half inches). Place in the fridge to chill.
    3. Chop the unsweetened chocolate bar into small chunks and combine with chocolate chips in a bowl. Set aside.
    4. Heat the heavy cream and sugar gently in a saucepan until just hot, but not boiling. Pour over the chocolate bowl and leave for a couple of minutes to melt, then stir gently until the chocolate has dissolved.
    5. Pour the chocolate on top and smooth down. Place back in the fridge to set for 2 hour


    TIP - Before adding finishing touches to the tart, dip the fresh cherries into melted chocolate and let them set in the fridge. Once the tart is finished, top it off with the chocolate dipped cherries and a swirl of whipped cream for an extra special dessert.