No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart with Chocolate Cookie Crust


I have an easy no-bake dessert for you for Valentine’s Day: A Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart with a Chocolate Cookie Crust!


If you’re not familiar with ganache, it’s a rich, decadent mixture of melted chocolate and cream. The ratio of chocolate to cream varies in ganache, depending on how you use it~ for truffles, fillings, glazes, or whipped as frosting. Because it’s just two ingredients, you want to use good quality chocolate and full fat, heavy cream, no substituting with light cream or half and half. The higher the fat content of the cream, the richer and more stable the finished ganache will be.


This no-bake chocolate ganache tart requires only 4 ingredients~ 5, if you add berries on top, and is easy to make! It’s impressive enough to serve company, can be made ahead and a splurge-worthy dessert! You only need a small sliver (not the size of the slice as pictured :) to satisfy your inner chocoholic!


Note: All recipes have a printable recipe link so they print without photos. Look for the link at the bottom of the post.

No-Bake Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Tart with Chocolate Cookie Crust

Makes an 11″ tart


Chocolate Cookie Crust:

I package Oreos (or similar chocolate sandwich cookies, about 36)

1 /2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

To make crust: Add Oreos to bowl of a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs. Transfer crumbs to a medium bowl, add melted butter and mix until well combined. Press the mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of an 11-inch tart pan. Tip: Use the sides and bottom of a measuring cup to help press crumbs evenly into sides and bottom of tart pan. Place crust in the refrigerator to chill and firm for 1 hour before adding filling.


Ganache Filling:

(3) 4 oz bars Premium Chocolate Baking Bars, Semi-Sweet or Bittersweet, (I used Ghirardelli and a combination of both semi-sweet and bittersweet)

1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream


To Make Ganache filling:

Coarsely chop chocolate bars and place in a heat proof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil over medium-high heat. Pour heavy cream over chocolate and let stand for 2-3 minutes, until chocolate has softened. Slowly whisk the mixture until smooth and chocolate is melted. Pour filling into prepared cookie crust. Place in fridge until set, about 4  – 6 hours or overnight.


When ganache is set, you can top your chocolate tart with strawberries, raspberries, chocolate shavings, or flaky sea salt. I added some sliced strawberries and drizzled with some additional melted chocolate.

You can find a printable recipe, HERE.



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  49 comments for “No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart with Chocolate Cookie Crust

  1. Granny Gay
    January 25, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Yum.m.m.m….just in time for breakfast! Delicious!!!

  2. January 25, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Can’t wait to try this tart recipe – Yum! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. Karen
    January 25, 2017 at 8:44 am

    OOOO-LA-LA!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks wonderful!💗

  4. January 25, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Looks divine. Can’t wait to try it! 😊

  5. January 25, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Oh yum, Mary! Your tart looks so beautiful and easy, too. I’m so sorry, I know a little slice would satisfy my sweet tooth, but I could eat the slice that’s pictured!

  6. January 25, 2017 at 9:07 am

    No calories right? Very swoon worthy Mary!

  7. January 25, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Mary, This looks easy and delicious and so pretty ~~ the perfect dessert ~~ and the strawberries add the healthy finishing touch! :) Linda

  8. Cyndi Raines
    January 25, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Looks SO delish, now I’ll have to buy a tart pan! Strawberries are my husbands favorite fruit and we both LOVE chocolate so this is a winner for sure! Thanks Mary. (Really love the vintage forks also.)

  9. franki
    January 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Somebody is lobbying for something….hmmmm…..franki

  10. Bev
    January 25, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I will definitely make this tart. Again, I love the rose petal ice cubes.

  11. January 25, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Looks beautiful and delicious! Now I know what dessert I will be taking to the Valentine’s dinner party we just got invited to! (…and I love that this can be made the day before too!) Thank you for sharing a fabulous recipe once again!

  12. January 25, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Mary, the tart looks delicious. My hubby loves Oreos, so this would definitely be a hit with him.

  13. Virginia
    January 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks again for a simple and delicious recipe, my mouth is watering.

  14. January 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Wow! You are making us so hungry!

  15. January 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Mouth watering! Gosh that looks good!

  16. January 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Oh yea, I’d have a slice (or two) of that:@) It looks great Mary!

  17. Debbie
    January 25, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Beautiful! Will try!

  18. Paula
    January 25, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Oh my goodness, I think I gained 5pounds just looking at the pictures !! I will definitely be making this tart !!

  19. January 25, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    You had me at 4 or 5 ingredients and no bake!! What a great Valentine dessert. Love this!!! Thanks as always Mary.

  20. January 26, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Oh NUM, thats looks the best—will have to do it for a dinner we are having in March. Grins and thanks, Sandi

  21. Ellen Stillabower
    January 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    YUMMY!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  22. January 26, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Beautiful and decadent. I’ll be making this. Thanks, Mary.

  23. February 1, 2017 at 10:22 am

    That looks amazing! I’m so going to make this for Valentines’s Day!
    Love the china!

  24. February 1, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Such a beautiful tart! Chocolate is always a good idea! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  25. February 6, 2017 at 9:37 am

    This looks awesome – especially because it’s no bake. I assume the whole cookie is used – not just the top and bottom with the filling discarded? I wondered because the crust looks so nice and dark – without a trace of the creamy white cookie insides.

  26. April 2, 2017 at 2:58 am

    This looks so professional… and the Oreo crust 👌🏼

  27. Maggie B.
    August 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Help! How do I share this on Facebook?

    • August 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      There’s a FB sharing button at the bottom of the post.

  28. November 22, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Will this be good if i bake it 2 nights ahead of the time i want to serve it? Should i cover it in the fridge?

    • November 22, 2017 at 6:21 am

      Hi, Yes you can make it ahead and cover. Wait and add the strawberries and additional chocolate drizzle prior to serving. Enjoy!

  29. May 30, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    One of the best desserts I’ve had in a long time, thanks Mary!

  30. Kat
    July 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I’ve made this before and it’s amazing. Strawberries or your favorite berried on top. Just delish. Thank you

  31. Alessia
    August 8, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Is it possible to freeze it without the strawberries just the ganache and tart

  32. Mary Jane
    December 5, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Do you mean actual Oreo cookies with the white cream filling? Got a bit confused and want to make it tonite. Thanks

    • December 5, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      Yes, 1 package Oreos (or similar chocolate sandwich cookies, about 36).

  33. Betty Dotson
    February 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I made this for Valentine’s Day & it was a winner for me & my family! Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • February 15, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks for letting me know Betty! Glad it was a hit❣️

  34. Sue
    March 16, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Question: I wasn’t able to find the semi-sweet Ghirardelli bars, but I did find 12 ounces of baking chips. Will these work ok?

    • March 16, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      Hi Sue, Chocolate chip morsels have added stabilizers to help them hold their shape when baked into cookies. You can use any semi-sweet or bittersweet bar, like Lindt if you can’t find Ghirardelli. You might find them with the chocolate candy in the grocery store if you can’t find them on the baking aisle. My Target as well as Walmart sells Ghirardelli.

      • July 31, 2020 at 3:42 pm

        Can I put strawberries on bottom before chocolate?

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