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Chocolate Raspberry Tartine Appetizer #Weekly Menu Plan

Chocolate Raspberry Appetizer: Simple Living and Eating

Need a quick appetizer or an after school snack.. grab 
some miniature toast or toast up some bread. Cover it with butter, jam, and squeeze some chocolate syrup or nutella on it and you have a delicious treat that everyone will eat… adults and kids enjoy these tartines. 

Happy New Year!

Chocolate Raspberry Appetizer: Simple Living and Eating

Chocolate Raspberry Tartine: 

by Diane Balch

Inspired by Dorie Greenspan's Nutella Tartine in "Around My French Table"

preparation time: 30 minutes                         Makes: 18 appetizers


2 boxes of Trader Joe's 5.26 ounce Brioche Toast or Melba Toast
1 12 ounce jar of raspberry jam
2 tablespoons of melted butter
Chocolate Ganache or chocolate syrup, nutella
Fleur de Sel or other quality coarse sea salt


1) Melt butter and brush it on the toast.

2) Spread jam on toast.

3) Fill a squirt bottle with the chocolate of your choice and heat it in the microwave, 10 second intervals until it gets soft enough to squirt.

4) Drizzle chocolate over toast.

5) Sprinkle a little salt on each appetizer. 

Weekly Menu Plan:

Sunday: Dressy Pasta Risotto with Peas and Green Salad

Meatless Monday: Cajun Pumpkin Stew (veggie Sausage version)

Tuesday: Salmon stuffed with Spinach & Feta with Roasted Potatoes

Wednesday: New Year's Day Brunch:

Homemade Bagels with White Fish Salad, Red Onion, Capers, Tomato, 
Homemade Buttermilk Scones with Jam & Butter
Sausage, Cheese and Egg Casserole
Assorted Cookies & Chocolates
with lots of Champagne

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Corn Tortilla Enchiladas with Green Salad & Guacamole 

Saturday: Broccoli in a Garlic Sauce over Spaghetti

This post is shared on the following food and craft parties:

Tuesday Food:
Hearth & Soul Blog Hop @ 21st Century Housewife
Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe Box
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
In & Out of the Kitchen @ Feeding Big & More
Tuesday's Table @ Love in the Kitchen
Tasty Tuesday #Anyonita Nibbles
Share your Stuff Tuesday @ Table for Seven

Wednesday Food:

From Dream to Reality @ DYI Dreamer
 Wednesday Whatsit @White Lights on Wednesday 
Fresh Foods Wednesdays @ Gastronomical Sovereignty
Wonderful Food Wednesdays at @ All She Cooks
Look What I Made @ Creations by Kara

Thursday Food:

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Thriving on Thursdays @ Domesblissity

Friday Food:

Foodie Friday @ Home Maid Simple
Friday Favorite (DYI too) @ Simple Sweet Home
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm 
Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness Miss
Weekend Potluck @ Sunflower Supper Club
Friday Linky Party @ The Pin Junkie 
Get Him Feed @ Anyonita Nibbles
Freedom Fridays @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
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  1. Who can resist such snacks ??
    Raspberry and chocolate!! I could eat these for desserts :)

    Have a wonderful New Year!!

    1. I goobled them up when my daughter made them… so simple. Happy New Year to you too Winnie. So glad to hear from you regularly, your the most encouraging baker. Thank you again.

  2. Dear Diane, My family would love these!! They would disappear in a minute.
    Have a very Happy and Blessed New Year. Catherine xo

    1. That is pretty much what happened when we made these... gone in seconds. Happy New Year to you also.

  3. You recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Tartine looks like a winner. I can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thanks Kathy... it is an easy dessert to pull together.

  4. What a great appetizer for the upcoming parties, we will really enjoy your Chocolate Raspberry Tartine Appetizer. Thank you so much for Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Miz Helen

  5. These look delicious! I'm definitely trying these with nutella. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  6. I've had tartine made with baguette or French bread but you've really taken it to new heights here, Diane, with the lovely melba toast and chocolate - delicious!


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