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Nutty Chocolate Tarts

Chocolate Tarts with Nutty CrustsDecadent chocolate tartlets with pecan and walnut shells. Here is an easy dessert recipe for Chocolate Tarts with Nutty Crusts.

Ingredients:
Crust
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Filling
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 (1-ounce) square baking chocolate, melted
2 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Drizzle
1 (1-ounce) square baking chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons hot water

Procedures:
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Crust:
Combine together finely chopped pecans, finely chopped walnuts, light corn syrup, and melted butter in a small bowl. Evenly divide, about 1 tablespoon each, and press onto the bottom and side of muffin cups.

Filling:
In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg; beating well. Blend in one square melted baking chocolate and milk. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Spoon into the nutty crusts and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool.

Chocolate Drizzle:
In a saucepan, melt chocolate and butter. Remove from the heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time. Drizzle over the cooled tarts.

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