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How to make dessert for 500 of your closest friends

Make Dessert for 500 of Your Closest Friends

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Set up 500 all butter chocolate tart shells.

Set up 500 all butter chocolate tart shells.

500+ tart shells!

500+ tart shells!

Gather... 20lbs. good quality milk chocolate.

Gather... 20lbs. good quality milk chocolate.

... Peanut butter, ...

... Peanut butter, ...

... 18-20 quarts of heavy cream.

... 18-20 quarts of heavy cream.

20 lbs. Reese's peanut butter cups.

20 lbs. Reese's peanut butter cups.

5 lbs. chopped milk chocolate.

5 lbs. chopped milk chocolate.

5 cups heavy cream brought to a boil.

5 cups heavy cream brought to a boil.

Heavy cream boiled and poured over the chocolate pieces. Let sit a few minutes.

Heavy cream boiled and poured over the chocolate pieces. Let sit a few minutes.

... And whisk smooth.

... And whisk smooth.

5 lbs. Reese's peanut butter cups. Ready for the food processor to be pur\u00e9ed.

5 lbs. Reese's peanut butter cups. Ready for the food processor to be puréed.

My small food processor could handle only about 12 -14 pb cups at a time.

My small food processor could handle only about 12 -14 pb cups at a time.

Pur\u00e9ed smooth and no visible lumps.

Puréed smooth and no visible lumps.

5 lbs of pur\u00e9ed pb cups add to the milk chocolate ganache. Whisked together and smooth.

5 lbs of puréed pb cups add to the milk chocolate ganache. Whisked together and smooth.

Chocolate tart shells are filled with a heavy tablespoon of the milk chocolate peanut butter ganache.

Chocolate tart shells are filled with a heavy tablespoon of the milk chocolate peanut butter ganache.

More milk chocolate ganache is made for the mousse.

More milk chocolate ganache is made for the mousse.

Milk chocolate peanut butter ganache for the mousse; 5 lbs. chopped milk chocolate, 5 cups heavy cream brought to a boil and 3 lbs. of peanut butter all whisked together.

In a 20 quart mixing bowl, 4 cups powdered sugar,

In a 20 quart mixing bowl, 4 cups powdered sugar,

Add 4 quarts of heavy whipping cream,

Add 4 quarts of heavy whipping cream,

Whipped until soft peaks are formed.

Whipped until soft peaks are formed.

Next 4 cups of milk chocolate peanut butter ganache is added.

Next 4 cups of milk chocolate peanut butter ganache is added.

Whipped until thick and light, not over whipped. Too much air in the mousse will make it "foamy like". I needed to make this mousse two more times to fill all the tart shells.

Whipped until thick and light, not over whipped. Too much air in the mousse will make it "foamy like". I needed to make this mousse two more times to fill all the tart shells.

A large pastry bag fitted with a an open tip was used to fill all the tart shells.

A large pastry bag fitted with a an open tip was used to fill all the tart shells.

That's one, only 499 more to go!

That's one, only 499 more to go!

Time for the garnish!

Time for the garnish!

Garnished with chopped peanut butter cups and a decorative chocolate plaque.

Garnished with chopped peanut butter cups and a decorative chocolate plaque.

So pretty, but not finished. After all the tarts are filled and garnished, they are packed up and delivered to another part of campus to be completed for this night's event.

So pretty, but not finished. After all the tarts are filled and garnished, they are packed up and delivered to another part of campus to be completed for this night's event.

Time for plate up at the event. With the help from several colleagues, we had 500 desserts plated in just over an hour.

Time for plate up at the event. With the help from several colleagues, we had 500 desserts plated in just over an hour.

Photo ready!

Photo ready!

Simple but elegant! This huge collegiate dinner wouldn't be complete without a beautiful dessert.

Simple but elegant! This huge collegiate dinner wouldn't be complete without a beautiful dessert.

I present ... The Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Tart.

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  • 500.0 Chocolate tart shells
  • 22.0lb Milk chocolate
  • 6.0lb Peanut butter
  • 18.0qt Heavy cream
  • 20.0lb Peanut butter cups
  • 12.0c Powdered sugar