Decadent Chocolate Tartlet Recipe for Blissful Bites

A chocolate tartlet is a bite-sized dessert featuring a crisp pastry shell filled with rich, silky chocolate ganache that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Pop quiz: What’s small, delicious, and packed with enough chocolatey goodness to make you want to boogie around your kitchen? If you guessed chocolate tartlets, you’re right! Get ready to dive into a recipe that’s as fun to make as it is to eat, with step-by-step details that’ll guide you like a cocoa-coated beacon of joy.


Chocolate Tartlet Extravaganza

chocolate tartlet extravaganza

These chocolate tartlets are your golden ticket to a world of rich, velvety indulgence. Imagine a crisp, buttery crust cradling a decadent, smooth chocolate filling. Perfect for any chocolate aficionado looking for a bite-sized treat. Whether it’s a special occasion or a Tuesday night, these tartlets deliver smiles.

  • Cooking Method: Baking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Cuisine Type: Dessert


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Unicorns can relax, we’re making magic here.
  2. In a food processor, combine flour and powdered sugar. Add butter and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Mix in egg yolk and cold water; blend until the dough forms. You’ll know it’s ready when it stops pretending to be desert sand.
  4. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and chill for 30 minutes. Chill with it, maybe meditate.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thick. Watch out for dough ninjas!
  6. Cut dough to fit into tartlet pans. Press gently, no need for a hand workout today.
  7. Prick the bottoms with a fork and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden. Let them cool completely. Free inner cheerleader ready for the next step!
  8. In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream until it just starts to boil. Do not look away, or it becomes lava!
  9. Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate. Stir until smooth, like a lullaby for your ladle.
  10. Add vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Stir lovingly.
  11. Pour chocolate filling into cooled tartlet shells. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until set. Exercise patience here (the hardest part).


  • Use milk chocolate or white chocolate for a different flavor profile.
  • Garnish with fresh berries, edible gold leaf, or a dollop of whipped cream to show off a little.
  • If you feel adventurous, add a splash of your favorite liqueur into the chocolate filling.
  • A sprinkle of sea salt on top gives a gourmet touch—because plain chocolate is so last year.
  • Serving tip: Let the tartlets sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving to enjoy the full, rich texture.