Mini Chocolate Tarts

Mini Chocolate Tart

Almost every food blogger has a little thanksgiving story or a post or a recipe on their blog. We have ours too and it has nothing to do with pumpkin!! Atleast not yet. I promise, there will be a pumpkin related post too…soon.  As always, much late. But that’s ok. We do things at our own pace around here.

So would you believe if I told you we made these chocolate filled beauties? Well, we cheated a little bit this time. We bought ready made mini tart shells (shortbread tart shells) and filled them with our favorite chocolate filling! We left mastering the art tart shells for another time. I wanted to make these cookie cups that our friend Anjana from At the Corner of Happy & Harried made but then…we didn’t. Why we didn’t is a story for the post when we actually bake them.

Mini Chocolate Tart

Some of you must remember the beautiful Chocolate Tarts that we made a few months ago? Apparently they were a rage! So we thought we’d make bite size tarts perfect for a dessert after a scrumptious and could-not-get-better Thanksgiving meal at our friends- Holly & Pete. Everyone loved them. Mission successful!

We’re also bringing these along to this weeks Fiesta Friday. Hope ya’ll enjoy these!

Here is the recipe again:

Mini Chocolate Tarts

Yield: 48 mini tart shells


  • 48 mini (1 1/2 inch) tart shells
  • For the filling
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or regular refined sugar)
  • ¾ cup (around 6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • For the white chocolate pattern
  • 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  1. Arrange the mini tart shells in a large sheet pan and set this aside until you get the filing ready.
  2. For the filling
  3. In a small pan, add cream, coffee and sugar and put it on medium heat. Stir this constantly until the cream is warm, sugar and coffee is dissolved and the cream starts to bubble on the sides.
  4. Remove this from the heat, add in the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate melts.
  5. Stir in the vanilla and butter and mix well. Pour this into the tart shells. Set them aside.
  6. For the white chocolate pattern
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips with the cream for about 20- 25 seconds. Stir until it is melted.
  8. Pour a drop of this melted white chocolate in the middle of the warm tart and gently drag a toothpick or a skewer in the middle to form hearts or leaves (depending on what you think these look like). You could top these off with some whipped cream too!
  9. Refrigerate the tart until set for about 3-4 hours. This will keep well in the refrigerator even for about 3-4 days.
  10. Take it out of the refrigerator at least 10 minutes before serving.


1. Make sure to use very good quality chocolate since the tart gets it's flavor from the chocolate.

2. Adding coffee is optional. I have read, tried and now believe that coffee enhances the chocolate flavor in any chocolate based recipe.

Mini Chocolate Tarts


  1. Oooh I love them! So cute and gorgeous!

  2. These are so cute! I think it’s okay to “cheat” a little every now and then, homemade is great but not always practical! Either way, these little chocolate tarts look so yummy, and since they’re so little I could definitely eat at least a dozen before I even realised haha! Love them!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday 😀 x

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  4. Lovely looking tarts!! I am sure that they were very much enjoyed by all. Coffee does add a wonderful dimension and kicks up the chocolate flavour so well. I have pinned and tweeted this one!! Happy Friday!

  5. Wow, so yummy! And I love the idea of using pre-made tart shells! A great time saver this time of the year! 😉

  6. Just beautiful, love the little white chocolate design in the middle.

  7. These are just perfect to end any meal! Loved the leaf/heart art done by you ! Looks gorgeous. A very happy Holiday season to both of you.

  8. They look so pretty! Almost like little Diwali lamps.

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