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Super Easy Mini Salted Caramel Tarts

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Recently I needed to make a dessert at the last minute, and stumbled around the grocery store for inspiration. I ended up whipping up these super easy and delicious mini Salted Caramel Tarts in under 30 minutes (including setting time) and no one actually knew I used store-bought ingredients!

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You can make this recipe as budget-friendly or as fancy as you wish. I picked up some pre made tart shells from the supermarket and dressed them up with a jar of this divine Simon Johnson French Caramel Sauce along with Lindt 70% dark chocolate for the chocolate ganache and a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt.

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However if you want to keep this recipe cheap, by all means use a can of Nestle Caramel Top N Fill for the filling and Cadbury Chocolate Melts for the topping.

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Super Easy Mini Salted Caramel Tarts
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 packets of store bought tart shells (usually come in lots of 6)
  • 1 tin of Caramel Spread (such as Bonne Maman)
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Transfer caramel spread to microwaveable container and heat on medium high for 30 seconds until runny.
  2. Place tart shells on a tray and pour the caramel into each shell until it comes up ⅔ of the way up.
  3. Place the tray in the fridge for the caramel to set, around 20 minutes.
  4. Heat the dark chocolate in the microwave in bursts of 30 seconds until melted.
  5. Pour the chocolate on top of each tart and finish off with a generous sprinkle of sea salt.
  6. Return the tray briefly to the fridge for the chocolate to set, and then serve!

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And there you have it, a delicious cheats dessert for when you’re running low on time or energy.

Do you have a simple go-to dessert recipe you whip out when need be?

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31 Comments

  • Reply Pearl - Pretty Mayhem April 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I love using pre-made pastry shells for last minute desserts, it saves so much cooking time! I’ve never tried making caramel tarts with them though, what a fabulous idea!

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks Pearl!! And nothing wrong with a shortcut in the kitchen xx

  • Reply Bec April 13, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Ugh, that caramel drip! Looks fab :)

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Can’t beat a caramel drip. The ultimate food porn!

  • Reply Kristy | The Pug Diary April 14, 2015 at 9:53 am

    OMG! These sounds so delicious and easy to make. I’m gonna have to try them.

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      You won’t regret it Kristy :) xx

  • Reply Jessica April 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    These look delicious and SUPER-easy to make. Definitely pinning this one!

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks Jessica, enjoy!!

  • Reply Lisa | Mummy Made.It April 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Nothing like a simple dessert for when you are rushed but hungry!

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Lisa! :)

  • Reply Kate April 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    You had me at 2 minutes! They look amazing, I can’t see any taste buds disliking these. Kate, Wondrous x

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      I think salted caramel is always a safe bet! x

  • Reply Mandy April 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Oh my gosh, these look insanely delicious!! I will definitely be making them sometime soon!

    Mandy at Hello Mandy Hello

    x

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Mandy! xx

  • Reply GourmetGetaways April 14, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    oh wow, these look amazing!
    Thank you for sharing! Quick recipes are the best.
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      They sure are! Just cause it’s quick doesn’t mean it’s any less tasty :)

  • Reply Kate @ Tell Me Tuesday Blog April 14, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    A genius! That’s what you are! When I’m feeling lazy I usually feed my dinner guests sorbet, but this is going to be my new trump card.

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      I always find the best ideas comes from laziness! ;)

  • Reply Lily | Stylescene April 15, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Salted caramel is my all time favourite ingredient for desserts. Yum! x

  • Reply Kate April 15, 2015 at 1:03 am

    You had me at “salted caramel” — wow! Yummy!

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      You can’t really get better than salted caramel, can you?! x

  • Reply Nicole - Champagne and Chips April 15, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    What a fabulous idea! These look perfect. Definitely trying them sometime soon (hello Burch and Perchase salted caramel :) )

    • Reply Swah April 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Funny you should mention that, I got the Burch and Perchese caramel originally to make this recipe. Then I ate it all with a spoon. So then I had to buy more from Sydney! Haha

  • Reply Lauren @ Create Bake Make April 17, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Wow, what a great idea! You had me at salted caramel :)

    • Reply Swah April 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      I’m so obsessed with salted caramel and I don’t think my love affair will ever be over!

  • Reply Dannielle @ Zamamabakes April 17, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Swah you had me with your gorgeous pics then you mentioned salted caramel, one of my all time favourite flavours!!!!! Yum!!!!
    These little treasures look and sound so delightful. Love, love, love that they are quick and easy to make!
    Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at Fabulous Foodie Fridays!
    Have a fantastic weekend! xx

    • Reply Swah April 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks so much Dannielle! I too adore salted caramel and have to try and not include it in *all* my recipes hehe xx

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  • Reply Jessica @ Sweetest Menu April 24, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I LOVE Bonne Manan’s caramel spread. This look incredible!

    • Reply Swah April 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Me too, I can only buy it on special occasions as I will eat the entire jar with a spoon haha

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