Mini Chocolate Tarts with Sea Salt

Recently I had the opportunity to try some Fairtrade Chocolate from Heart of Chocolate, chocolate with a heart.  It was beautiful chocolate…smooth, snapped well when a piece was broken off and had a delicious chocolaty flavour. 

Have you heard of Fairtrade Chocolate?
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

Fairtrade chocolate has the Fairtrade symbol pictured on the chocolate above.

Heart of Chocolate Melbourne will have a market stall in the foyer of 333 Collins Street, this Wednesday and Thursday 12-6pm if you’d like to try some chocolate and find out more about Fairtrade. 

All this talk of chocolate and a recipe I noticed this morning in Donna Hay’s new book Simple Dinners for Cheats Chocolate Tarts has inspired this recipe for Mini Chocolate Tarts with Sea Salt…

Mini Chocolate Tarts with Sea Salt

Packet of Arnotts Chocolate Ripple Biscuits (cookies) or any plain chocolate biscuits
200g dark chocolate
1/2 cup single (pouring) cream
sea salt

1.  Preheat oven to 140 degrees and grease a patty cake tin (like one shown in picture above)
     with butter.
2.  Pop a biscuit over each round and place in oven for 5 minutes.
3.  Press biscuit down gently to line patty pan mould, this is your tart case.
4.  Melt chocolate & cream together in a bowl over a pot of boiling water then place spoonfuls
     into tart case.
5.  Sprinkle a couple of flakes of sea salt on top (this enhances the flavour of the chocolate)

Have a lovely weekend.

Catherine xxx


  1. Carla

    I love the packaging on the fair trade chocolate.
    These choc tarts look scrumptious could you just express post me some, would love some with a cup of tea right NOW Catherine !!
    Keep baking babe
    Carla x

  2. Lauren

    I love Fairtrade stuff, although I should probably admit that even more than the philosophy behind it is the fact that I simply adore the chocolate and salt combo. We've started sprinkling salt on our plain old chocolate chip cookies…ah bliss!

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