November 1, 2023

Become a World Champ with Siya Kolisi’s Favourite Peppermint Crisp Tart Recipe!

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has a sweet tooth for peppermint crisp tart. This popular South African dessert is made with a shortcrust pastry shell filled with a peppermint-flavoured custard and topped with a layer of peppermint crisp chocolate. The tart is believed to have originated in the 1970s and has since become a popular treat in South Africa. It is also known as “Transkei Mud Pie.” 


Here’s a recipe for peppermint crisp tart:

  • SERVES: 6 to 8
  • PREP TIME: 45 minutes plus overnight setting time


  • 2 packets of tennis biscuits
  • 500 ml of whipping cream
  • 1 can (360 g) of caramel treat
  • 150 g peppermint crisp chocolate


  1. Crush the tennis biscuits into fine crumbs.
  2. Whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Mix the caramel treat and whipped cream.
  4. Grate the Peppermint Crisp chocolate.
  5. Layer the tennis biscuit crumbs at the bottom of a dish.
  6. Add a layer of the caramel and whipped cream mixture.
  7. Sprinkle grated Peppermint Crisp chocolate on top of the mixture.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 until all ingredients are used up, ending with a layer of grated Peppermint Crisp chocolate on top.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Try it now.