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Teeny Tiny Coconut Fudge Tarts

April 14, 2013


These teeny tiny, fudgy, coconutty, one bite wonders are the result of April’s Secret Recipe Club assignment.

The recipe comes from Heather at Join us, Pull up a Chair.   Heather’s tiny tarts were made by folding pastry, topped with filling into little bundles but I switched things up a little bit by cutting 1 1/2 inch rounds of pastry and tucking them into miniature muffin pans before filling with coconut fudge.

You could also go ahead and make these a little bit bigger, they were pretty easy to put together but they were quite tiny…perfect size for a tea party!

Tiny Fudge Tarts makes 3 dozen recipe from Join us, Pull up a Chair

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

for the coconut fudge filling:

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolk  *I used the whole egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup finely chopped nuts or flaked coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a food processor, combine the flour, salt and butter.  Pulse until the mixture is crumbly,  Add the water and vanilla while pulsing until the dough comes together.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut into 1.5″ circles.  Press into miniature muffin/tart pans.

Combine all of the filling ingredients and mix until well incorporated.  Place a small spoonful of filling inside each tart shell and bake for about 15 minutes until the pastry is baked and the filling looks set.

Cool before removing from the pan.

To take a peek at what the other secret recipe club members have been up to this month, check out the link collection below!


15 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2013 9:38 pm

    Those are absolutely adorable! They look so rich and decadent — just the way I like my desserts. (Although I’d probably sneak an extra or three when you weren’t looking… Coconut and chocolate are just that good!)

  2. betchacanteatjustone permalink*
    April 14, 2013 9:40 pm

    the downfall of TINY tarts….it’s so easy to eat way more than you should!

  3. April 15, 2013 3:46 am

    Yum!! Those look amazing! I had your blog this month and I chose the No-Knead Dinner Rolls…..loved them! Keep up the good work!

  4. April 15, 2013 5:55 am

    So glad you enjoyed these! I like your changes of making them in a mini-muffin pan..why didn’t I think of that?!?

  5. April 15, 2013 8:57 am

    I like tiny desserts. It means you can have more. 🙂

  6. April 15, 2013 10:20 am

    Those look so good I just about can’t stand it. And I love tiny treats.

  7. April 15, 2013 1:44 pm

    Your Coconut Fudge Tarts are very special treats that I would just love. Great cooking with you in Group B!
    Miz Helen

  8. April 15, 2013 4:34 pm

    I love that you made them into cute little tarts – they look like fudgey, coconutty deliciousness!! Great job!

  9. April 15, 2013 6:07 pm

    Loving your tiny tarts! Looks like some bites of coconutty goodness. 🙂

  10. April 16, 2013 3:46 am

    How cute are these. What a great idea. Bite size is perfect

  11. April 16, 2013 5:04 am

    These look and sound delicious and I love that they’re teeny tiny!

  12. April 17, 2013 11:10 pm

    These tarts look adorable. I think they’re the perfect size. I love anything with coconut and I can’t wait to try these out! Stopping by from Group A!

    I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog. I’d love for you to stop by and be a part of it!!!

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      April 18, 2013 5:52 am

      Thanks Trisha! I will be sure to pop over and check it out 🙂

  13. April 18, 2013 4:49 am

    Oh wow. These little bites look incredible… love the idea of the coconut fudge! Heading over to Heather’s blog right now to have a look at the recipe that inspired it! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  14. April 21, 2013 6:52 pm

    What cute little bite sized treats.

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