pies & tarts

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Tart

I loved making my Chocolate Marshmallow Tart so much that I decided to add yet another one to the Beyond the Butter recipe box—and ohhh baby is it a good one! This No-Bake Dark Chocolate Tart has a buttery chocolate biscuit crust—thanks to Bahlsen’s Choco Leibniz Milk Chocolate Biscuits—that’s filled with a decadent dark chocolate ganache and topped with some leftover crust crumbles! It tastes soooo, so good!

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no-bake dark chocolate tart ingredients

There are two parts to this no-bake dark chocolate tart. Both parts are easy to make and require a small list of ingredients, however, both will also require time for chilling, so make sure to plan ahead!

buttery chocolate biscuit crust

The first part of this recipe is the buttery chocolate biscuit crust, which comes together very easily in a food processor using Bahlsen’s (Milk Chocolate) Choco Leibniz Crispy Biscuits, vanilla extract, and melted unsalted butter.

The crust will form this very soft mixture that you’ll be able to mold into the 14″ rectangular tart pan using a spatula or—if you prefer—your clean, dry hands.

You’ll then place the tart pan with the crust into the refrigerator for roughly 2 hours or—my personal preference—overnight to let it get nice and firm.

dark chocolate ganache filling

The second part of this recipe is the dark chocolate ganache filling. This is made up of 70% cocoa dark chocolate, heavy whipping cream, a little honey, and some softened room temperature unsalted butter, which gives you this thick and creamy, decadent filling when it’s all mixed together!

It’s so incredibly good, you will want to just eat it with a spoon! Once made, you’ll pour the filling into the tart pan and smooth out the top using a spatula. Then it goes back into the refrigerator to chill for 3-4 hours.

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recommended tips and tools before getting started

Before starting this No-bake Dark Chocolate Tart recipe, here are a few tips and recommended tools to consider.

  • For this recipe I used this 14″ Rectangular Tart Pan.
  • In case milk chocolate isn’t your thing, Bahlsen also makes these biscuits in dark chocolate and a caramel version.
  • Take note that each part of this recipe calls for different consistencies of butter. The buttery chocolate biscuit crust calls for melted unsalted butter, while the chocolate ganache filling calls for softened, room temperature butter. The latter consistency does not mean melted butter. Softened, room temperature butter, when handled, should be soft and shouldn’t have any cold or hard spots.
  • After making the buttery chocolate biscuit crust and placing it in the tart pan, you’ll want to chill it in the refrigerator for roughly 2 hours to allow it to firm. My preference though—leave it sit over night in the refrigerator.
  • For the dark chocolate ganache filling, I used a 70% cacao dark chocolate, but you can use whatever you like best!
  • After pouring the dark chocolate ganache filling into the tart pan, chill it for 3-4 hours before serving.
  • When ready to serve, run a cutting knife under super hot water. Then wipe off with a clean towel and slice into the dark chocolate tart. This will give you a nice clean cut! Repeat as you cut each slice.

Essential Tart Making Tools

WÜSTHOF 4582-7/20 Classic 8 Inch Chef’s Knife
Ninja Food Chopper Express
OXO Goood Grips 3-Piece Wooden Spoon Set
Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 4-Quart Saucepan with Cover
9.5 inch round non-stick carbon tart pan with removeable loose bottom
OXO Good Grips 11 Pound Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display
Wilton Decorating Open Star Icing Tip #8B
Wilton Decorating Open Star Icing Tip #6B
Wilton Decorating Open Star Icing Tip #4B
GIR Ultimate Whisk 2-Piece Set
BernzOmatic Self Igniting Basic Torch Head
BernzOmatic Standard Propane Fuel Cylinder
Wilton Extra Long Non-Stick Tart and Quiche Pan, 14″ x 4.5″
Wilton Icing Spatula Set for Baking, 3-Piece – 13 and 9-Inch Angled and 11-Inch Straight Spatulas
GIR: Get It Right All Silicone Mini, Skinny & Ultimate Spatula 3 Pc Set
Anchor Hocking 10pc Glass Mixing Bowl Set
Fox Run 4254 Kitchen Timer with Magnet 55-Minute
Baker’s Joy Cake Pan Spray
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No-Bake Dark Chocolate Tart

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: hours, 40 minutes (includes recommended chilling times for crust and tart)
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours, 40 minutes
  • Yield: 810 slices 1x
  • Category: Pies and Tarts
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

This No-Bake Dark Chocolate Tart has a buttery chocolate biscuit crust that’s filled with a decadent dark chocolate ganache and topped with some cookie crumbles! It’s easy to make and tastes SO, so good!


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Ingredients

buttery chocolate biscuit crust

dark chocolate ganache filling

  • 12.25 oz. (350g) 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate (or whatever type of dark chocolate you prefer)
  • 1 1/4 cup (300 ml) Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tbsp. (21g) Honey
  • 6 tbsp. (85g) Unsalted Butter, softened to room temperature

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor, pulverize the Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Biscuit Cookies into fine crumbs. Add in the vanilla extract and melted unsalted butter, and blend together until mixture forms. 
  2. Spoon the crust mixture into the 14″ rectangular tart pan and press into the bottom and sides of the tart pan using either a spatula or your fingers. To level the bottom of the crust, you can use the bottom of a measuring cup or drinking glass.
  3. Place the tart pan into the refrigerator and chill the crust and allow it to firm up for about 2 hours or—preferably—overnight.
  4. To make the dark chocolate ganache filling, break apart the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add in the honey and butter, but don’t stir together just yet!
  5. In a small sauce pan, bring the heavy whipping cream to a boil. Then remove from heat and immediately pour over top of the chocolate, butter, and honey. Cover loosely with a sheet of aluminum foil and let sit for 2-3 minutes at room temperature.
  6. Remove the foil and stir the dark chocolate ganache mixture together until it’s nice and smooth. If you need to heat up the mixture to allow all the butter and chocolate to melt, you can do so in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
  7. Pour the dark chocolate ganache into the tart pan and smooth out the top with a spatula. If you have any leftover cookies from the crust, you can break them up into small crumbs and sprinkle over top.
  8. Place the dark chocolate tart into the refrigerator to chill for 3-4 hours (or overnight) before serving. See my recommended tips and tools section above for cutting the tart when ready to serve.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Jo Thrasher • Jo Eats
    June 4, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    I am loving how simple this recipe is, especially for how impressive it looks!

    • Reply
      Jennifer
      June 5, 2019 at 8:46 AM

      Thank you so much, Jo!!❤️

  • Reply
    Elaine Maliszewski
    July 22, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    Do you cut the tart while in the pan? I don’t suppose there’s any other method, but will this then ruin the pan?

    • Reply
      Jennifer
      July 22, 2019 at 8:35 AM

      I suppose you could, but I’ve honestly never tried that. Most tart pans, like the one I used for this recipe, have removable bottoms which make it a lot easier to lift the whole tart out of the pan and then cut it.

  • Reply
    Elaine
    July 22, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Thanks! I have a round tart pan with a removable bottom, I’ll have to look for the rectangular. Looks delicious!!!!

    • Reply
      Jennifer
      July 22, 2019 at 8:43 PM

      You’re quite welcome! And thank you, can’t wait to see yours!

  • Reply
    Dee
    July 27, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Hi! Do I need to grease the bottom and sides of the pan before filling it up with the biscuit base?

    • Reply
      Jennifer
      July 27, 2019 at 6:16 PM

      Hey Dee! If you want to you can lightly spray it with a flour based baking spray, but that’s all I would do. I didn’t have any issues with lifting it out from the tart frame with the removable bottom.

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