Chocolate Salted Caramel Mini Tartlets - Carême Pastry

Chocolate Salted Caramel Mini Tartlets

If you’re looking for all the good things rolled into one, this delicious recipe is salty AND sweet. The biscuity dark chocolate pastry base is in perfect balance with the salted caramel filling, creating a dessert everyone in your family will love. They’re so yummy, you might want to make two batches, just in case!

This recipe was originally created with our dark chocolate pastry. Sadly this is no longer available, but we guarantee you’ll find it just as delicious when made with our Sweet Shortcrust Pastry.

Serves: 12
Prep/Cook Time: 60mins
Skill Level: Easy


  • 1 (435g packet) Carême Sweet Vanilla Shortcrust, defrosted
  • 200g good quality caramel spread (we use ‘Bonne Maman’, but Nestle ‘Top & Fill’ will also work)
  • 200g good quality 70% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Sea salt flakes, to serve.
Vanilla Bean Sweet Shortcrust Pastry


  1. Preheat oven to 165°C fan-forced (185°C conventional).
  2. Unroll the pastry, place it onto a lightly dusted work surface, then dust with flour. Using a 7.5cm round egg ring (or chef’s ring), cut 12 circles. Press each circle gently but firmly into the wells of a mini tart tin, then transfer to the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes then remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  4. Place caramel spread in a small microwaveable bowl and mix with a fork until smooth. Microwave on medium power for 30 seconds, until slightly runny. Spoon the caramel spread into each tartlet shell, two-thirds of the way to the top, then transfer to the fridge to chill for 20 minutes.
  5. Microwave the chocolate in short bursts on half power, stirring between each burst until the chocolate is smooth and glossy. Add the vegetable oil and stir until well combined. Pour a layer of chocolate on top of each tartlet and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Transfer to the fridge to chill again until chocolate has set, then serve.
Share this recipe

Looking for more great recipes?

Download our recipe eBooks!

Carême Puff Pastry Recipe E-book
Quick & Easy Puff Recipes
Discover Wholesome Baking
Discover Wholesome Baking
Our Favourite Pie Recipes
Our Favourite Pie Recipes