peppermint crisp tart

Peppermint Crisp Tart: A South African favourite. Image: Adobe.

Peppermint crisp tart – Creamy South African deliciousness

Indulge in the ultimate South African dessert. It’s super delicious and simply irresistible.

peppermint crisp tart

Peppermint Crisp Tart: A South African favourite. Image: Adobe.

Creamy, decadent and an all-time favourite. Peppermint crisp tart is one of the most indulgent South African delicacies that has stood the test of time. So easy to whip together and light and fluffy on the palate, peppermint crisp tart is an easy fridge tart with a delicious combination of ingredients.

Simply make sure you have a packet of tennis biscuits, a tin Caramel Treat, cream, sugar and a large slab of peppermint crisp chocolate and you have all you need to prepare the ultimate South African dessert. Best to prepare two peppermint crisp tarts as one will just not be enough.

Although fridge tarts are probably more common in spring and summer, this dessert is so tasty that you will not mind the season to enjoy it. Serve peppermint crisp tart as a welcome dessert after the main meal, or take it along to a tea party. Don’t be surprised if your sweet treat disappears faster than anything else on the snacks and treats table.

Peppermint crisp tart recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 packet of tennis biscuits

  • 1 tin boiled condensed milk (boiled for 3 hours) or tin of Caramel Treat

  • 500 ml fresh cream (double cream)

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • grated peppermint crisp chocolate


  • Smear half the tennis biscuits with half of the caramel condensed milk and layer a shallow square glass dish with these biscuits.
  • Sweeten the double cream with the sugar and beat until stiff (don’t overdo this otherwise you’ll end up with butter).
  • Put half of the cream on top of the biscuits and sprinkle with a good thick layer of peppermint crisp chocolate.
  • Repeat this process finishing with the cream and peppermint crisp.
  • Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to set.


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