Rating: 4.21 stars
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  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 14 Ratings

A swirl of chocolate frosting tops each of these dainty fudge-filled tarts. These cream cheese desserts are irresistible.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
45 mins
chill:
60 mins.
bake:
20 mins at 325°
Yield:
24 tartlets
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Fudge Brownie Tartlets

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For pastry, in a medium bowl, combine the 1/2 cup butter and the cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

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  • Shape dough into 24 balls. Press each ball evenly onto the bottom and up the side of an ungreased 1-3/4-inch muffin cup.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. For filling, in a small saucepan, combine chocolate pieces and the 2 tablespoons butter; heat and stir over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, egg, and vanilla. If desired, place a macadamia nut, hazelnut (filbert), almond, or walnut piece and about 1-1/2 teaspoons of the chocolate mixture into each dough-lined muffin cup.

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  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is puffed. Cool tartlets in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of each muffin cup to remove tartlets from pans. Transfer tartlets to wire racks and cool.

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  • Pipe or spoon Chocolate Butter Frosting onto tartlets. If desired, top with additional nuts. Makes 24 tartlets.

Tips

Prepare as directed through step 4. Place cooled tartlets in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. (Or place cooled tartlets in a freezer container; cover. Freeze for up to 3 months.) To serve, thaw tartlets, if frozen. Continue as directed in step 5.

Nutrition Facts (Fudge Brownie Tartlets)

182 calories; total fat 9g; saturated fat 6g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 62mg; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 1g; protein 1g; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 0mg; calcium 10mg; iron 1mg.

Chocolate Butter Frosting

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  • In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Beat in unsweetened cocoa powder. Gradually add 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in 2-1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar. Beat in enough additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach piping consistency.

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Reviews

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2018
I made these without the buttercream frosting, topping the slightly warm tarts with a hot cocoa flavored or a peppermint kiss - went over well!