A chocolate bite of heaven or chocolate air cake on a crunchy circle of chocolate dough with chunks of milk and white chocolates and biscotti bits is how we described this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie v2.0 recipe. Yes, with four uses of chocolate in the first sentence you know it’s going to be good.
Instead of making six 6″ mini Chocolate Truffle Tarts as directed, I went smaller and used my mini-cheesecake pan. The light-as-air filling was a perfect contrast to crunch of the crust and the chunks of chocolate and biscotti. Almost a brownie, but not quite, the tarts deserve their own category.
Thanks to Steph of A Whisk and A Spoon, Spike of Spike Bakes, Jaime of Good Eats Blog and Jessica of Cookbook Habit for hosting this week. You can find the recipe on any of their blogs or in the book, Baking with Julia page 382.
Ah the temptation at 6 30 in the morning. These look fantastic!!!! Very well done.
Your mini cheesecake pans made them beautiful! These were just delicious. . even loved the crumbs that fell on my plate. Of course, anything chocolate is good for me.
absolutely cute bitesize treats!
Oooh… I like your minis!
I love this idea! The tarts as originally ‘designed’ seemed like almost too much, even for a chocoholic like me.
These look great!
I love these little bites! That would be a great way to serve them at a party as finger foods!
love the mini cheesecake pan! so cute, and probably enough chocolate in those few bites
I adore your mini versions! Great job, they’re super cute! 🙂
These were so rich I love your mini ones! Great idea!
These are so adorable, I agree with everyone else!
A stroke of genius to use the mini cheesecake pans. I love the size and shape! Great photo, too!
Oh,I love the mini tarts! How stinkin’ cute are those?
love the photo and the use of mini cheesecake pans instead of tartlet rings, so creative 🙂
Oh I love the mini cheesecake pans instead of the rings!!! They look perfect size…even though I love chocolate the tart was just too much and we ended up sharing. This would have been a perfect solution…great idea! 😉
Your chocolate truffle bites are adorable! I have seen those mini-cheesecake pans, but I thought that I wouldn’t use it much, but after seeing these you have made me reconsider it.
I love the tiny version! This is so rich, a little bit goes a long way.
Love the mini version! I’d nibble those up for breakfast =)
Another great variation on the chocolate truffle tartlet theme.
Love the tarts and the mini cheesecake pans!!
So cute! I love the shape
I love that you made them so mini – I’m a sucker for cute treats! And yes, I totally dropped the ball on pancakes today 🙂 Later this week…
What a perfect way to make these! They really lend themselves well to being bite size! 🙂 They look delicious!
Your bites are brilliant! and very well-described too.
I love that you made tiny mini tarts. Brilliant!
Great idea to make bite-size tarts. They look really good!
Love how your tarts look – great idea to make them in the cheesecake pan! I love the look of your blog!
Love these mini bites! I love chocolate and these look super yummy!!!
Mini rounds = great idea. I think I would have enjoyed this more in a “petite” version.
Brilliant idea to make minis! I just bought a mini cheesecake pan, these would be yummy to make!
You were very smart to make bite-sized treats since these were so rich! Very nicely done!
What a lovely mini size…beautifully done. Now I want to try this size too…you are creative and have me in a thinking mode.
I just fell in love with your tarts (they look fantastic!) and with your blog, I’m following right away!
How cute are your baby tartelets?! I love them! Everything is better smaller–even though I’d have to eat about four to six before I was satisfied. 🙂
Your minis are adorable!
Oh my goodness they are PERFECT! What a great idea.
So adorable, and just the right amount of chocolate! Love them!
I love how you made even mini-er versions! So cute…and I know they were delish!
I love the mini-cheesecake size. I didn’t spring for the tartlet pans, but I could see buying a mini-cheesecake pan. Great Idea!
Oh, I love how these look! And they’re just the right size, too
OMG love your little bites!! I totally should have done this same thing! they would be much easier to eat and I wouldn’t be committed to a super large slice of tart to finish – which I have yet to do…! It was SO rich!!
These were good, weren’t they. I think mini is a good way to go because they are soooooo rich.
Cool idea! Just curious – how many minis did come out from the recipe?
Ooooh, love the mini mini idea! Maybe I need a mini cheesecake pan…. 🙂
VERY cute bite-size treats. I think I have a few of those mini cheesecake pans … I should use them more often!
Question: Did you only put crust on the bottom?
Yes. I used a round cookie cutter to make exactly the right size disc of crust.
Cool idea to make them like that. =) This recipe was a big winner around here, too.
I have a weakness for chocolate and this looks divine!!!
Like the originality!
Perfect portion sized! You almost won’t feel bad eating a few 🙂
What a cute way to display/make/create these. They look so charming like this. This is why we so missed your absence….you always have a way of making things cute, and I am all about the cute in food.