Chocolate Coconut Tarts

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

TO DIE FOR!! Nice and quick for that morning tea with the girls!! * Hint: Use wet fingertips when pressing coconut mixture into patty pan. * Shortcut: To make chocolate filling, place cream and chocolate into a heatproof microwave-safe bowl. Heat, uncovered, for 1 to 11/2 minutes on HIGH (100%) power, stirring every 30 seconds, or until melted and smooth. Time does not include cooling time in fridge.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C Lightly grease an 18 x 2-tablespoon (40ml) capacity patty pan.
  2. Make base:.
  3. Place all ingredients into a bowl. Mix until well combined. Press a tablespoonful of mixture into base and sides of each patty hole to form small cases (see hint). Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden. Loosen tarts while hot. Set aside to cool in pan.
  4. Make filling:
  5. Place cream and chocolate into a small saucepan over low heat (see shortcut). Cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes, or until melted and smooth. Transfer to a bowl.
  6. Stir egg yolks into chocolate mixture. Spoon mixture into coconut cases so each is three-quarters full. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until chilled.
  7. Preheat oven to 220°C Beat eggwhites to soft peaks. Add sugar, 1 tablespoonful at a time, beating until thick and glossy. Top each pie with meringue. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Set aside to cool before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

Love them, thanks!!

3 5

I only had two normal size muffin tins so made 12 fairly large tarts but think the 18 suggested would have been better. The base recipe is great - I made mine a bit thick not being sure it would hold together but will flatten right down next time and cook for a bit longer to get it a bit crisper. I'll probably make a different filling next time though - this was delicious, but a bit expensive with all that chocolate and I don't normally have that around (for long). Inspired me to make something different (usually go for savoury recipes)so thank you. Your shortcut and hint were very useful.

5 5

To die for is right! I enjoyed these when they were warm. I loved the meringue with the chocolate and the whipped cream- cream textures and flavors. I think the humidity caused a little problem with my meringue, but that was no fault of the recipe. I used mini muffin pans and ended up having some extra chocolate left over. I think I will use it to make more tomorrow! My tastebuds thank you for this one darang- I think my co-workers will be thanking you to once they take their first bite if there are any left ;) EDIT: Everyone raved about these. People where almost fighting over them and kept asking if there were any more left. Thank you for making me look good!