Easy Chocolate Tart Recipe Dessert With Pictures

How To Make Homemade Pop Tarts

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Have you ever wanted to try making your own version of “pop tarts” at home? Try this easy recipe for Chocolate Tarts. While they’re not exactly toaster pastries, they boast a light and flaky crust with a moist, gooey interior that’ll rival anything you get at the grocery store. The recipe uses ingredients that will likely already be in your pantry, though you may need to make a quick trip to the store to pick up a can of refrigerated biscuits and some cocoa powder.

Ready to get started? Here are the ingredients and cooking tools you’ll need:

  • Flour for dusting
  • 1 package of 8 refrigerated biscuits (such as Grands Homestyle)
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 c. sugar
  • Butter
  • Water
  • ¾ C vegetable oil
  • Rolling Pin
  • Brush
  • Fork & Spoon
  • Frying Pan

Step 1:

Sprinkle flour on a flat surface. A baking mat or a pastry board (like this one from RSVP International) will be very helpful.  You want the flour layer to be thin and as evenly spread as possible.

Step 2:

Open the can of biscuits – with caution. The can will pop open around the seams while you’re peeling off the wrapping, so make sure that your fingers aren’t anywhere near the openings.

Step 3:

Use the rolling pin to roll each biscuit out on the floured mat, keeping each pastry’s thickness as consistent as possible. When finished, the biscuits should measure roughly 6 inches in diameter.

Step 4:

Mix the cocoa and the sugar together in a small bowl. Then spoon out the mixture onto the bottom half of the biscuits, leaving room around the edges like so:

Step 5:

Add small pats of slightly firm butter to each tart by placing them on top of the cocoa mixture.

Steps 6 and 7 should be completed one right after the other for each individual tart.

Step 6:

Use a brush utensil to apply a small amount of water around the edges of the tart.

Step 7:

Then fold the tart in half, placing the empty half over the buttered cocoa mixture. Press the moistened edges together, and use the tines of a fork to form a decorative seal.

Step 8:

Add about ¾ C of vegetable oil to a frying pan -- non-stick models work best. Carefully place your tarts in the pan and cook them over high heat. You’ll notice the edges will start to turn a nice golden brown.

Step 9:

Carefully flip each tart over and cook the other side until it reaches that same golden-brown hue.

Step 10:

When the tarts have finished browning, remove them with kitchen tongs or a fork and place them on a paper towel, which will absorb the excess oil.

Step 11:

Allow about 3-5 minutes for your chocolate tarts to cool. And that’s it… you’re done! Arrange them on a plate and serve them to your anxiously waiting guests, after you’ve enjoyed the first one of course. The pastry will melt in your mouth, oozing chocolaty goodness between a light, flaky crust. It’s simply delicious.

These chocolate tarts will go fast. Consider yourself warned: Your family will want you to cook these often!

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