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No Bake Chocolate Tart {Tartlet}

This quick and easy homemade no bake chocolate tart recipe with graham cracker crust is egg free and made with a few simple ingredients. Topped with whipped cream.

I know that the ganache filling is very popular, but I like my Mom’s chocolate filling so much better and it’s much easier too. It is the perfect personalized dessert for all the upcoming holidays, and is surprisingly made with no eggs! Add this easy and also no bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie to the menu and you will make all the family and friends at your table satisfied and happy.

Easy Homemade No Bake Chocolate Tart With Whipped Cream on Rustic Background

How To Make Decadent No Bake Chocolate Tart Recipe From Scratch? 

  1. Prepare crust– Spread mixture in small pans or one large pan.
  2. Prepare the chocolate pudding– By mixing together whole milk, evaporated milk, cocoa powder, cornstarch and sugar.
  3. Remove from heat– And mix in butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture– On top of the crust or crusts.
  5. Chill overnight– Until the pudding sets.
  6. Top it– With whipped cream, chocolate pieces, edible pearls.

Tart Topping Ideas

Caramelized fruit- Such as pear or apple slices or even these Caramelized Bananas.

Toffee bits– They should be finely chopped.

Candied fruit– Like Sugared candied cranberries or Candied orange peel and slices, or lemon peel.

Candied bacon– These should be chopped up into small pieces.

Meringue topping- This is so light and fluffy!

Fresh berries– Such as strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries.

Caramel sauceHomemade caramel sauce is the best with and a dash of sea salt. Another similar option can be Dule De Leche.

Chopped nuts– Such as almonds, pistachios, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews.

Sprinkles– Go classic with chocolate sprinkles or colorful with rainbow sprinkles.

Dried fruits- Such as raisins, cranberries, blueberries, or cherries.

Shredded coconut– This should be sweetened.

White chocolate drizzle- This can just be melted white chocolate or white chocolate ganache.

Nut butters- Just heat and drizzle peanut butter, Nutella, almond butter or sunflower butter.

Cocoa powder– Only a light dusting on top is needed.

Powdered sugar– Only a light dusting on top is needed.

Pie fllings– Such as Homemade Raspberry Pie Filling, Homemade Apple Pie Filling, Strawberry Pie Filling, Cherry Pie Filling.

Syrups– Such as Nutella Syrup or store-bought fudge syrups/sauces.

Frosting– Such as whipped cream, Chantilly Cream {Cream Chantilly}, buttercream icing.

Partially Eaten Mini Chocolate Tartlet With Graham Cracker Crust on Rustic Background

Variations for Chocolate Tartlet

Ganache tart– Use this Easy Chocolate Ganache {2 Ingredient} in place of the chocolate pudding.

Add zests– Like orange, lemon, or lime.

Try extracts– Such as vanilla, almond, lemon, hazelnut, bourbon, maple, or coconut.

Try another cookie crust– Such as this Oreo Pie Crust or hazelnut crust or gingersnap crust.

Make different sizes– You can make a full 8 to 9 inch tart or 6 smaller ones that are 4 inches wide each.

Serve as a deconstructed tartIn individual cups or a big bowl, spoon the pudding mixture and top it with cookie crumbles and a few dollops of whipped cream.

Tips And Techniques For Mini Chocolate Tart

Does this contain eggs? No, it does not contain eggs! Instead, it’s thickened with cornstarch.

What crust to use? I made a homemade graham cracker crust, but you can use a store-bought if that is easier.

How long to chill pudding? Chill the pudding in the fridge for at least 6 hours, but overnight is even better. Make sure the pudding is fully set.

Use unsalted butter– Because this prevents the pudding from becoming too salty.

Remove from heat as soon as the pudding is thickened– This prevents the filling from becoming too gelatinous keeping it creamy and smooth.

Whisk continuously-This ensures there are no lumps and mixture remains smooth.

Why is my tart filling not setting? There is not enough cornstarch in the recipe, which helps to thicken the filling or the mixture wasn’t cooked long enough.

Storage Of Tart

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze-This cannot be frozen because it does not thaw well and the filling can separate. However, a ganache tart can be frozen for up to 1 month in tightly sealed freezer bags.

Spoonful of Chocolate Filling- Closeup Shot

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No Bake Chocolate Tart

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Chill time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 20 mins
This quick and easy homemade no bake chocolate tart recipe with graham cracker crust is egg free and made with a few simple ingredients. Topped with whipped cream.
Yield: 6 Tarts

Ingredients

Tart crust

No Bake Tart Filling

  • 2 cups Whole milk
  • ¾ Evaporated milk
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Butter, Unsalted
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract

Topping

  • 2 cups Whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp Edible pearls, Gold and Silver
  • Chocolate bar , Cut into squares for decorating

Instructions 

  • Prepare a batch of graham cracker crust.
  • Spread mixture in one round 8 inch pan or in six 4 inch small pans.
  • Chill this pan (or mini pans) for an hour or until the cookie crust hardens.
  • While the cookie crust is chilling, prepare the easy chocolate pudding: Place a non-stick sauce pan on medium heat and add whole milk, evaporated milk, cocoa powder, cornstarch and sugar .
  • Continue mixing with a whisk until everything dissolves and the mixture thickens.
  • As soon as the mixture thickens, remove saucepan from heat. Add butter and vanilla extract and mix everything with a spoon.
  • Pour this chocolate cornstarch pudding mixture on top of the mini cookie crusts (or the large cookie crust).
  • Chill in the refrigerator overnight or 6 hours or until the pudding sets.
  • The, top off with whipped cream, some chocolate pieces and edible pearls.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 447kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 310mg, Potassium: 260mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 700IU, Calcium: 146mg, Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 447
Author: Abeer Rizvi

41 comments on “No Bake Chocolate Tart {Tartlet}”

  1. When making the chocolate filling, add 100g dark chocolate after you finished making the thick lushes chocolate mixture and make sure it has cocoa butter in it as some chocolates are made with vegetable shorting which is not pleasant. Once the chocolate has fully melted and incorporated into the hot mixture, add this to the pie. It will taste even better. If you are reaaly feeling extra naughty add a splash or rum for addded YUM!! Trust me I’m a serial chocoholic. Enjoy!!

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