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Easy Chocolate Almond Tarts

This post is sponsored by Ghirardelli. The opinions and text are all mine.
These Easy Chocolate Almond Tarts made with Ghirardelli chocolate are so easy to make and are decadently delicious. They are an amazing addition to any gathering, or whip them up and keep them all to yourself – like I do!

Decadent Chocolate Almond Tarts Gluten Free with Ghirardelli

In the summer of 2010, my daughter and I headed out west to San Francisco. On our first day there, we decided to take a ferry to Sausalito and then tackle 8 miles back to our hotel that was on Fisherman’s Wharf.

The weather was perfect when we got off the ferry and began our walk back over the Golden Gate Bridge. We had some sourdough rolls and cheese with us so when we got to the Chrissy Field Overlook, we took a snack break with a view.

Visiting Ghirardelli square in San Francisco.

We continued on right by the water. The salty wind in our face almost had us forgetting about dessert, until we saw the Ghirardelli sign looming over the horizon.

Being the chocolate addicts that we are, we did not waste any time heading towards that sign above the Ghirardelli store. And right there in front of the store they were handing out chocolate gold!

While only one Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel square was handed out per person who was in line to get in – there were no limitations on how many times we could go through that line… just saying…

After we had had our fill, we decided to share a Ghirardelli shake.

My collection of Ghirardelli

It was not long after that trip that I figured out if I needed decadently delicious chocolate chip cookies, or a mug cake, or indoor s’mores; I needed to use Ghirardelli!

Most days of the week I have a couple bags of Ghirardelli Baking Chips  hanging out in my pantry.

But, when the holidays are around the corner, I have at least one bag of every variety of Ghirardelli Baking Chips hanging around. Publix makes it easy to stock up on all of our favorites!

Image of Ingredients To Make 3 Ingredient Almond Crust

Over the years, I’ve used Ghirardelli Baking Chips in everything from Muffin Tops, to Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, to No Bake Pistachio Chocolate Bites.

And today I have them in these mini Chocolate Almond Tarts because, y’all, Ghirardelli makes life a bite better!

These Chocolate Almond Tarts are super easy to make. And, you can customize them to fit your tastes.

Ingredients For Making Chocolate Filling

The base or crust of these mini tarts are made with only three ingredients – finely ground almond flour, butter and sugar. The almond flour gives these mini tarts a nice almond flavor that compliments the chocolate.

I made three chocolate fillings:
• One with Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips and coconut oil.
• Another with Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and coconut oil.
• And, yet another made with Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips and coconut oil.

Making Chocolate Almond Tarts

After each of these tarts were filled with a gloriously decadent filling, I drizzled them with warmed almond butter. I then topped some with a bit of grated coconut and a few others with a pinch of salt.

These Chocolate Almond Tarts are a delicious treat to serve up at your holiday dessert table or cookie exchange party. But you don’t have to wait for your next party to whip these up. Make these easy Chocolate Almond Tarts today and enjoy a couple when you need to treat yourself.

Easy #aBiteBetter Chocolate Almond Tarts For the holidays

From bean to chip, Ghirardelli is committed to ultimate quality. By the way, did you know that Ghirardelli uses sustainably sourced cocoa beans? You can find out more about this by visiting Ghirardelli.com/sustainability for more information.

Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chips are known for their taste and quality. They are great for any baking or snacking need, from chocolate chip cookies, chocolate muffins, brownies, trail mix, or even a dark chocolate snack.

At Christmas time, my daughter and I sometimes make a batch of Dark Chocolate Cranberry Bark with Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, and dried cranberries. Sometimes we drizzle the bark with melted Ghirardelli Classic White Baking Chips – which makes this quite a festive Christmas gift – unless we end up keeping these for ourselves!

Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Tarts for holiday dessert table

Elevate your baking from great to extraordinary by stocking up on your favorite Ghirardelli Baking Chips at Publix. And, from 11/15/19 – 12/31/19 at your local Publix, you can get $1.50 off any 2 bags of Ghirardelli Baking Chips.

For more recipe inspiration, make sure you visit Ghirardelli.com. Discover the Ghirardelli difference at Publix now!

Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Tarts for holiday dessert table

Easy Chocolate Almond Tarts

Yield: 12 mini tarts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These Chocolate Almond Tarts made with Ghirardelli chocolate are so easy to make and are decadently delicious. They are an amazing addition to any gathering, or whip them up and keep them all to yourself – like I do!

Ingredients

  • For the Almond Shell:
  • 3/4 cup finely ground almond meal
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • For the filling:
  • 1/2 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond butter

Instructions

For the Almond Shell:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Melt butter by placing in a microwave safe dish and microwaving on high for 20 second intervals, until butter is melted.
Mix finely ground almond meal, granulated sugar, salt and melted butter together.

Firmly press 1-2 tablespoons of this almond mixture into mini muffin pan .

Bake for 7 minutes. When done, set aside to cool in the pan. When cool, gently pry almond shells from the pan.

For the filling:

Place Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips + 1 tbsp coconut oil in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 30 seconds, remove from microwave and stir and if not melted, microwave again for another 30 seconds. Make sure to stir well between microwaving sessions. When melted, place spoonfuls of this filling into almond shells.

Repeat this with the Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Bittersweet Chocolate Chips + coconut oil and the Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips + coconut oil. Use these to fill up some of the cups as well.

Finally, place the almond butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 30 seconds - stir well and drizzle over the filled chocolate almond tarts.

Set aside to cool. As these cool, they will firm up and will make for a tasty and easy dessert addition to your holiday dessert table.

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Friday 15th of November 2019

What yummy and luscious little sweet treats!