Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Tarts

January 4, 2013 by Ali

Ok, I couldn’t resist starting off the new year with a bit of chocolate too. ;)

These easy little Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Tarts are one of my favorite new desserts to make! They literally come together in under 10 minutes and are sure to please a crowd. You can use dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate or whatever you would like! Just whip up a simple ganache, spice it with some cinnamon, chili and cayenne, and then use it to fill these simple phyllo shells and top with whipped cream. Super simple, but so charming and decadent that your friends will think they are très gourmet.


Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Tarts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 15 tarts



Heat the dark chocolate and heavy cream together in a microwave or double boiler until melted, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cinnamon, chili powder and cayenne until combined.

Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture into each mini phyllo cup. Refrigerate or serve immediately. Just before serving, use a piping bag or a spoon to top each phyllo cup with a dallop of whipped cream.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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23 thoughts on “Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Tarts

  1. Hey Ali!
    Going to make the key Lime Pie tarts and Mexican Dark Chocolate Tarts for this weekend’s grad celebration and wondered where I get the mini phyllo shells?
    Excited to try to make these!!!!

    - Jennifer Buehler

  2. These look dreamy.

    - val

  3. Holy cow. You have this mini dessert thing down. They’re beautiful, as always. :) And I imagine they taste pretty amazing, too.

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  4. Geeeeenius! I could eat about 12 of these they look so good!

    - Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

  5. I always love your tart recipes! These look amazing, and so perfect as dinner-party dessert!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  6. I just love you and your phyllo shell creations. Thank you for starting off the new year with chocolate!

    - Anna @ Hidden Ponies

  7. I need these in my life. I love phyllo shells as tart crusts!

    - Laura

  8. I love spiced-up chocolate, these tarts are the cutest!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  9. These look so decadent!

    - Carrian-Sweet Basil

  10. Mexican spiced chocolate is my favorite – I loooove the warmth of it. Your little tarts are my favorite!

    - Little Kitchie

  11. the bite sized dessert queen is at it again. Gosh, Ali… these are one KILLER little bite. spiced chocolate is such a treat for me – I’m currently working on a spiced dark chocolate bar I got from Trader Joe’s the other day. So good. :)

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  12. Super cute and I’ll bet they taste amazing!

    - Margherita

  13. These are so cute! I love your phyllo dough desserts!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  14. Love these little chocolate bites — perfect for a party!

    - Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

  15. These are so pretty, and they sound delicious too! Love one-bite treats!

    - Aimee @ ShugarySweets

  16. Pretty sure this is all of my favorite things in one bite. Scratch that — it DEFINITELY is. :) Yummy!

    - Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

  17. Love this! I’m already going through chocolate withdrawal since New Year’s :)

    - megan @ whatmegansmaking

  18. These are so cute and I love how easy they are!

    - Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

  19. These are so adorable and perfect little bites for any party or potluck! I love the spice chocolate addition – much more fun than regular chocolate :)

    - Julie @ Table for Two

  20. I love how these pack a punch of spicy behind that adorable exterior!

    - Kathryn

  21. LOOOOOVE these. Spiced up chocolate is always one of my favorites.

    - Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama