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Quick and Easy No Bake Chocolate Tart

Updated on December 29, 2015
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Lynsey enjoys cooking and baking at home and loves to share favourite recipes. The easier, the better.

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As a self-confessed Chocoholic, I am always looking for speedy ways to get my fix of chocolatey goodness. I don't believe in a chocolate-less desert and I always like to have something I can put together in times of desperation!

This super quick recipe can be used when you are in a pinch and have to rustle something impressive up with no time. Or its for when you want something indulgent for desert with minimal effort. Either way, this recipe is one that I use time and time again- and you will too!

The chocolate I use is from Lidl, and it works perfectly every time, but Im sure that any chocolate will work just as well. The base I bought in my local Asda, but again I'm sure you can find these in any supermarket. I hope you enjoy this recipe!


Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 8 Slices

You Will Need

  • 1 Pre-made Shortcrust Base
  • 100g 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate
  • 150g 50% Cocoa Dark Chocolate
  • 300ml Double Cream
  • 25g Caster Sugar
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Bowl over a pot of water. Bowl should not touch the waterBoth pots should be at the lowest setting- both of mine are at number 1Once the chocolate looks like this, remove the bowl from the pot and put it to the sidepour in the warmed creamStart mixing- this looks normalLiquids combining- can stir a little quicker to helpGanache, all ready to pourPour into baseLeave to set
Bowl over a pot of water. Bowl should not touch the water
Bowl over a pot of water. Bowl should not touch the water
Both pots should be at the lowest setting- both of mine are at number 1
Both pots should be at the lowest setting- both of mine are at number 1
Once the chocolate looks like this, remove the bowl from the pot and put it to the side
Once the chocolate looks like this, remove the bowl from the pot and put it to the side
pour in the warmed cream
pour in the warmed cream
Start mixing- this looks normal
Start mixing- this looks normal
Liquids combining- can stir a little quicker to help
Liquids combining- can stir a little quicker to help
Ganache, all ready to pour
Ganache, all ready to pour
Pour into base
Pour into base
Leave to set
Leave to set
  1. Keep aside 50g of the 70% cocoa chocolate for decoration. Break the remaining bars into squares, and melt on the hob (bowl over a pot of hot water, NOT TOUCHING the hot water- on a low heat)
  2. In a separate pot, slowly heat the cream with the 25g caster sugar until warmed through. Do not allow to bubble or boil. When you start to see steam rising, but before any boil, you can remove from the heat. The lowest level on your hob would be an ideal setting for this, but be patient!
  3. When the chocolate has melted, take the bowl of chocolate out of the pot and dry the bottom- you don't want steam to mix into your ganache. Immediately pour the warmed cream into the bowl with the chocolate, and stir until melted and smooth.
  4. Once mixed thoroughly, pour the mixture into the base to cool. You can put it into the fridge (with very steady hands) after it has mostly cooled and it will set nicely!
  5. Once the chocolate filling has cooled, grate some of the remaining chocolate over the top of your tart for a professional finish.

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      Lynsey Harte 21 months ago from Glasgow

      That would work, I'm sure! OMG no pre made :O How would I survive? lol Let me know how it goes!

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      Anne 21 months ago from Spain

      Yum, sounds delish. I have a local Lidl but no Asda as I live in Spain. Can´t get pre made pastry cases here so I will substitute a digestive crumb bottom or maybe crushed oriol biscuits instead ( like a cheesecake base)

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      Lynsey Harte 21 months ago from Glasgow

      Hey peach purple, yeah there is no baking (unless someone wants to make their own base) but I like being lazy! What are you trying to find? X

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      peachy 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      really, no bake? I love it, looking high and low for it