Quick and Easy Nutella Chocolate Tarts

Yesterday we got the baking bug in our house but we didn’t have any of typical baking ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, etc. But luckily we had the three ingredients needed for this super quick and easy recipe! These tarts won’t win any beauty contests, but they don’t need to be neat and identical as it’s all about the taste with these. 

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Ingredients:

  • About 1/2 of a Jus-Rol shortcrust pastry block – defrosted for 2-3 hours
  • 1/2 jar of Nutella
  • Small bowl of icing sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C or gas mark 6
  2. Take small chunks of the pastry and roll into 24 small balls – try to make them all about the same size. Place each of them into a mini tart, or if you don’t have one of these you could use tiny cake cases instead

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3. Using a mini tart shaper or the end of a thin rolling pin, dab this into the icing sugar and then press and twist into each pastry ball to form a shell. Then add 1 tsp of Nutella to each pasty shell

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4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the pastry is golden

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5. Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a plate before tucking in!

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Tips and Ideas:

  • Use up the other half of the defrosted pastry block by making another batch of the Nutella tarts, or try out a different filling (see below)
  • Use a different flavoured Nutella or chocolate spread
  • Swap the Nutella for strawberry jam or lemon curd for some tasty jam tarts
  • Invest in a mini tart pan and tart shaper such as this one and use it to make lots of delicious treats such as chocolate tarts, jam tarts, mini yorkshire puddings, mini savoury tarts, mini lemon meringue pies and mini key lime pies
  • In the past we’ve also used the pan and shaper to make these delicious Pecan Tassies using a Jus-Rol shortcrust pastry block as above, but with the filling from Pecan Tassies recipe
  • Try making your own shortcrust pastry
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