Prepare your selected crust. Whir the the cookies or a homemade chocolate shortbread (linked above) in a food processor until you have fine cookie crumbs.
Press mixture into a 9" pie plate, or 8 individual tart pans. The crust will not reach the top of the pie pan...so only go about half way up!
Bake for about 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. It may seem soft upon removal, but firms up when it cools!
While the crust cools, make your ganache by melting your choice of chocolate and milk together and stir until smooth and creamy. If you make your own chocolate, you can forgo the milk: homemade chocolate if much softer at room temperature and will need longer to to harden and will also need refrigeration. IF you decide to melt using a microwave, be careful not to get the chocolate too hot or it will seize!
Pour ganache over your prepared crust and smooth out. Should be a nice 1/2" layer or so of chocolate.
While the ganache is still warm, press in the strawberry halves in a circular pattern. I will cut the strawberry into smaller pieces in the middle when space gets tight!
Top with your favorite cream if desired!
Recipe via tessadomesticdiva.com