A Sweet Dark Chocolate Tart For the Holidays

dark chocolate tart
Photo: Lauren Kelp
Impress your guests this holiday with a delicious dark chocolate tart recipe!

We believe that every day deserves a treat, especially near the holidays. Whether it's just for fun, a special birthday treat, or a gift for a friend, this little dark chocolate tart is sure to impress. It's easy to make, plus rich in flavor. Chocolate lovers can rejoice because with this dessert, you'll be floating in chocolate heaven.

dark chocolate tart


  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter,cubed
  • 1-2 tablespoons iced water
  • coconut oil spray
  • 2 1/3 cups dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup good whiskey
  • sea salt for sprinkling

dark chocolate tart


  • Put flour, cocoa, sugar and butter into a large mixing bowl and use your hands to combine mixture
  • Add water and and continue to mix until evenly combined
  • Gradually press dough into one large ball, and refrigerate for 15 minutes
  • Spray a 9 inch tart pan with coconut oil
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and place dough in the center of your tart pan
  • Use your hands to gently spread the dough out from the center to evenly fill the bottom and the sides of your pan, be careful to avoid creating any holes
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and refrigerate tart pan for 15 minutes
  • Bake crust for 20-22 minutes until lightly crisp
  • Remove from heat and let cool
  • In a small pot, heat the cream until simmering
  • Remove from heat and add chocolate and whisk until smooth
  • Add whiskey to the chocolate mixture and let cool for 15 minutes
  • Pour chocolate mixture into pastry shell and refrigerate overnight
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and serve slightly chilled

dark chocolate tart

Originally featured on laurenkelp.com