Double Chocolate Butter Tarts

Double Chocolate Butter Tarts

We think life should be simple. That’s why we made this recipe - so you won’t have to choose between chocolate and butter tarts! The luxurious chocolate tart holds the classic butter tart filling. Chocolate chips hiding inside the filling melt during baking, adding to the chocolatey joy! For chocolate lovers and butter tart fans, it’s the best of both worlds!


12 butter tarts


25 minutes


13-15 minutes


  • 2 x crust recipe from Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie, chilled
  • ¾ cup (163 g) Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) light corn syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp (1 g) salt
  • ½ cup (125 ml) melted butter
  • ¼ cup (43 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup (30 g) dried cranberries


1.Preheat oven to 450°F (232°C).

2. On a smooth surface lightly dusted with cocoa, roll pie dough to a ¼-inch (⅔ cm) thickness. Cut 12 rounds using a 4½-inch (11½ cm) round cookie cutter, re-rolling scraps if needed. Gently press rounds into a 12-cup muffin pan. Refrigerate for 20 min.

Pressing chocolate dough into a muffin pan

3. In a large bowl, whisk together Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, vinegar, and salt until well mixed. Pour in melted butter and whisk until smooth.

4. Divide chocolate chips and dried cranberries evenly between the refrigerated tart shells. Carefully fill shells two-thirds full with the butter tart mixture.

Unbaked chocolate tart shells filled with raisins and chocolate chips

5. Place muffin pan in the preheated oven and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until filling is puffed and bubbling, rotating pan halfway through baking time. Remove from oven and let stand on rack for 10 minutes. Run a small metal offset spatula around tarts to loosen; carefully slide spatula under tarts and transfer to rack to cool completely.

Placing freshly baked chocolate butter tarts on a wire cooling rack


*Replace dried cranberries with dried cherries for added tartness.

*Replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with dark, milk, or white chocolate chips for a twist.