Nettle Spinner’s Mini Chocolate Tarts

Ok, so I lied.

This is the first official post and it comes days early. The reason, well, I sold some baked items through my Etsy shop and I wanted to share the recipe and the whole process. The full recipe is at the bottom of the page.

So, here we go:

That is my poor tattered recipe notebook. As you can see it is well used, which I think inspires confidence.

I mixed the cream cheese together, gave it a good whirl

While I was doing this and sifting the flour and sugar, my Rottweiler’s nose led him to the kitchen.  No, Chaos this is most definitely not for you. I MIGHT let you lick the spoon. Not promising anything.

After adding the flour and sugar and stirring it thoroughly, it goes in the fridge.

Jaws Theme

Yeah, a bit dramatic, but it’s my party.

Leave it in the fridge for at least an hour so it’s easier to handle. IN the meantime, put the butter in a pan with the chocolate (or be lazy like I am and place it in the microwave stirring it every 15 seconds)

Let it cool and add the vanilla flavor and egg yolk.  Add sugar and flour. Chop the nuts, I used pecans this time and add it all together. Stir the pot!

Set that aside and coat the mini muffin pans.

Ta dah!

Aren’t they gorgeous? They’re tasty too.

And now to be wrapped up, ready for shipment

Official Recipe:


1/2 cup cream cheese

1/2 cup butter

1 tbsp. sugar

1 cup flour


2 tbsp. butter

2 ounces bittersweet chocolate

2 tbsp. sugar

1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. flour

4 tbsp. walnuts, chopped

For the crust: Beat cream cheese and butter. Add sugar and flour. Chill at least an hour. Preheat oven to 350 F.

For filling: mix butter and chocolate in pan. Over low heat, stir until melted. Take it off the heat and add sugar. Let cool then add egg yolk and vanilla extract, flour and walnuts.

Grease the mini muffin pans, press a tbsp. of dough inside, spread out. Place a tsp. of filling inside. bake 18-20 minutes.

By the way, this is the address to my Etsy shop:  Carabosse’s Bakeshop


2 Comments (+add yours?)

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