Tarts are beautiful two-biters, especially when topped with a creamy filling. Let’s learn how to make salted caramel chocolate tartes — crumbly but gooey, fun everyday snacks and fancy gifts. These tarts can do it all. The best part? We’re making the tart crusts from scratch, so you know these are good.
Chocolate tartes are elegant bakes that satisfy cookie lovers and cake enthusiasts alike. Picture a crumbly and buttery homemade tart the size of your palm. Then imagine sinking your teeth in a creamy filling that tastes like chocolate and caramel with a pinch of salt.
These tarts look delicate and pretty, but you can make a large batch and pack them as gifts. You can also have them around to quench your midnight cravings!
To make homemade tart crust, you need all-purpose flour, butter, an egg yolk, a splash of milk, salt, sugar and cocoa powder, the latter if you want chocolate-flavored tart crusts.
For the filling, we’re melting real chocolate and making caramel in a saucepan. Together with heavy cream and butter, we’ll make a glossy and intensely flavorful tart filling. Let’s garnish these with rock salt and enjoy. Tarts made from scratch in under an hour!
For the tart crusts:
For the tart filling:
To make the tart crusts, combine the cocoa powder, sugar, salt and flour in a bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces and combine. Add the egg yolk and one or two tablespoons of milk to keep the batter hydrated.
Shape the crusts by pressing the mixture into individual crust molds with your thumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the tart filling, add the heavy cream and butter to a saucepan over a low flame, stir to combine and heat until steaming but not boiling.
Add the sugar and water to a second saucepan or pot and heat over a low flame until it caramelizes.
Combine the cream mixture with caramel and stir in the chocolate chips immediately. Stir until melted and glossy.
Fill the tarts, garnish with rock salt and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.