Valentines Day is coming up and it's going to look a little different for most people this year. Our tradition will be the same, because we are not the type to go out on Valentines Day, but if you typically do, you're probably a little bummed! Don't be too upset though, because you can have just a good a time at home, especially with really great recipes! This Chocolate Tart is the perfect dessert for a romantic date and looks so pretty! You are sure to impress whoever you make this for and I've heard that dark chocolate is an aphrodisiac.
Chocolate Tart is so yummy, you will want to make this all the time, and you will definitely want to share this with everyone you know. Don't be overwhelmed by the three different ingredient lists and sets of instructions, this recipe is actually pretty simple. Make sure to read through the full recipe before beginning to bake, like always, and if you are making this day of, please give yourself a few hours, because this tart has to cool in between each step.
Instructions for Crust
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Remove graham crackers from packaging and place into a food processor. Pulse until the graham crackers are ground finely. Should resemble the texture of sand.
- Pour graham crackers into a medium sized bowl.
- Melt butter and pour into the bowl with the graham crackers.
- Add sugar to the bowl as well and mix all ingredients really well. The mixture should stick together when pressed together, but crumble again easily.
- Pour the crust mixture into a tart pan. You do not need to grease the pan.
- Using a small measuring cup, press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of the pan and up the sides. Your crust should be about 1/2 inch thick on the sides and slightly thinner on the bottom.
- Carefully place the crust into the oven, bake 10-15 min. Carefully remove crust from oven and place on a cooling rack. Cool for about 30 min before adding filling. Leave the oven set to 350°
**When transporting the crust in the tart pan, handle the pan on the sides. If you hold the pan from the bottom, the bottom will come out and you'll have to start your crust over and you'll have a big mess to clean up. Yes, I've done this 🙂
Instructions for Filling
- Measure out 9 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips and place these into a medium mixing bowl. Set aside for now.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, vanilla extract and salt. Also set this aside.
- In a small sauce pan, bring heavy cream to a boil. As soon as the cream starts to boil, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chips. Let this sit for 2 minutes while the chocolate melts. (tip! remove cream from heat as soon as it starts to boil, so it doesn't boil over. It's not fun to clean up if this happens. Speaking from experience again)
- Using a silicone spatula, mix the chocolate chips and cream until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth.
- Add egg, vanilla, salt combination to the bowl with the chocolate and mix until very well combined.
- Pour filling into the cooled crust and place into the oven.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Keep a close eye on this towards the end of baking so the tart doesn't burn. It will appear slightly set on the outer edge, but still a little jiggly.
- Once fully baked, remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before adding glaze. This will take at least an hour.
**The Tart can be baked and refrigerated, covered up to a day before glazing.
Instructions for Glaze
- In a small sauce pan, bring heavy cream to a boil then remove from heat.
- Add chocolate chips to the pan, stir until chocolate is melted.
- Now add corn syrup and water. Mix really well.
- Pour the glaze over your tart. You may have to tilt the tart to coat the top. Do not glaze over the crust.
- Let glaze set for another hour before serving.
- This is best served within a day or two of baking. It wont last 2 days, trust me...
In the pictures, I'm sure you've noticed I added some really fun things to the top of this Chocolate Tart. All I did was simply add some chocolate covered cutie orange slices and orange zest. This step is optional, and this dessert is perfect either way, but please get creative! Add some berries, whipped cream or some caramel sauce and sprinkle with flaked salt!
Whether you are having a Valentines Day, Galentines Day, celebrating with the kiddos, giving as a gift or keeping this gem all to yourself, I hope you all have an amazing day! Enjoy this chocolatey dessert and make sure you have milk on hand, because this is very rich! Thank you all for baking with me!
Below I have listed my favorite kitchen tools for this recipe.