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Nut-Crust Chocolate Tarts

No recipe image available.Elegant, individual chocolate tarts with nut crusts.

Recipe Ingredients:

For Crust:
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter, melted

For Filling:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 (1-ounce) square baking chocolate, melted
2 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Drizzle:
1 (1-ounce) square baking chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons hot water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. For Crust: In a small bowl combine together finely chopped pecans, finely chopped walnuts, light corn syrup, and melted butter. Evenly divide, about 1 tablespoon each, and press onto the bottom and side of muffin cups.
  3. For Filling: In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg; beating well. Blend in one square melted baking chocolate and milk. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Spoon into the muffin cups and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool.
  4. For Chocolate Drizzle: In a saucepan, melt chocolate and butter. Remove from the heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time. Drizzle over the cooled tarts.

Makes 6 tarts.