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Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall

Chocolate tarts are perfect for Valentine’s Day!


With Valentine’s Day coming up, lots of us are thinking about what kind of plans we can come up with to make this romantic day a success! A lot of people make plans to go out to restaurants, but that can sometimes be a real pain. This is especially true when everyone else wants to go out on the same night! We like to avoid the crazy rush and just make our own romantic dinner at home, sort of a DIY dining experience!


One key part to making any romantic meal a success is a fantastic finish with a great dessert like our Chocolate Bourbon Tart!


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Chocolate Bourbon Tart

Chocolate is considered one of the great aphrodisiacs, so what better way to cap off a romantic dinner than with a little chocolate that might get you in the mood for love? While we could have gone out and bought some pre-made candies, making a chocolate dessert ourselves lets us make it the way we wanted!


Obviously our specialty is all things spirits related. Likewise we decided that a little bourbon infused chocolate dessert would be just the ticket to making the perfect end to a romantic dinner!

Chocolate Bourbon Tart with Strawberries on red place settings for dessert.

We headed out to our local Baker’s Supermarket to shop for the ingredients we needed for this recipe. We grabbed some Kroger’s brand chocolate chips, dipping chocolate, heavy cream and some vanilla wafers. While we were shopping, we noticed a great deal on some fresh strawberries when we used the Baker’s Plus card. So then we decided that the sweet red fruit would be a perfect partner to the rich semi-sweet chocolate we were going to use for the tart.


We also figured making some classic chocolate covered strawberries would be nice sweet treat to go along side the Chocolate Bourbon Tart.

Chocolate Bourbon Tart with Strawberries on white plate

The recipe for the Chocolate Bourbon Tart results in a dish that looks elegant and refined, but is really quite simple to make. This makes it perfect for making it yourself at home! Starting out with a crust made from butter, sugar and ground up vanilla wafers, the crust is buttery and crispy with a nice vanilla flavor.

We ground up the vanilla wafers in a food processor to create a crumb crust and then pressed the crust into the tart pans.

Chocolate Bourbon Tart with Strawberries on white platter

Baking Sheet / Cooling Rack

What Chocolate Filling Did We Use?

For the filling, we used a combination of dark and semi-sweet chocolate to create a rich, complex chocolate filling. A good tart has to have a nice creamy custard, so we used a mixture of heavy cream and the chocolate chips to create a smooth custard filling.


The dark chocolate brings just enough bitterness to the tart to keep it from being overly sweet. Also it provides a perfect foil to the sweet tartness of the strawberries.

Chocolate Bourbon Tart with Strawberries on a white plate

We wanted to add a special touch to the custard, so we went to our specialty and added a little splash of bourbon to the custard while it was cooking. The bourbon adds a nice undertone of vanilla and caramel that ties the chocolate and vanilla wafer crust together.


The bourbon also enhances the dark flavors of the chocolate and adding a nice perfume of whiskey to the tart.

Chocolate Bourbon Tart with Strawberries on white plate

What Ingredients are Needed for the Chocolate Bourbon Tart?

  • Crust
    • Sugar
    • Vanilla Wafers
    • Salt
    • Butter
  • Chocolate Bourbon Tart
    • Dark Chocolate
    • Semi Sweet Chocolate
    • Milk
    • Flour
    • Cream
    • Eggs
    • Salt
    • Bourbon


Fresh strawberries are another famous Valentine’s day treat, so why not use them to add a sweet fruity edge to the tarts and a bright splash of color? We thinly sliced the strawberries to release the juices an open up the smell of fresh strawberry, plus they look a bit like little hearts, which is totally romantic!

Chocolate Bourbon Tart with Strawberries, place settings on red placemats with candles

We finished the tarts by topping them with the sliced strawberries, some vanilla infused whipped cream and one of those chocolate covered strawberries. Fresh orange zest adds a bright citrus perfume and a pretty bright splash of color to the tarts.

Chocolate Bourbon Tart with Strawberries and whipped cream on white plate

9 inch Springform Pan

We hope you will embrace your inner DIY spirit and give our Chocolate Bourbon Tarts a try for your Valentine’s Day dinner to finish your romantic dinner with a rich elegant dessert! Head over to your local Baker’s Supermarkets and check out their great products which will help you bring your best to their table! Want a great cocktail to go with it? Try our Blood Orange Gin Sour!


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Chocolate Bourbon Tart with Strawberries on white plate
Yield: 1

Chocolate Tarts - With Bourbon

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A decadent chocolate bourbon dessert topped with strawberries, whipped cream and orange zest.


For the Crust

  • 8 ounces vanilla wafers
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Tart

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 2 Tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


For the Crust

Preheat the oven to 300°. Lightly spray a 9 inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. You can also do 6 individual tarts.

In food processor, pulse the cookies into crumbs. Add in sugar, salt and melted butter, pulse until grainy and crumbs are slightly damp.

Turn the mixture onto the springform pan and press on the bottom and up the sides. You can use the bottom of a measuring cup to get the rounded edges if needed.

Place the pan in freezer for 5 minutes, then place onto baking sheet.

Bake until crust is just dry to the touch but not browned, about 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.

For the Tart

Increase oven temperature to 325°.

In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stir together the cream and milk until it is at a slow simmer. Bubbles will form on the sides of the pan. Don't scald or burn the milk. Remove pan from heat, add both kinds of chocolate and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Set aside for at least 5 minutes, until just slightly warm.

In a small bowl, lightly beat egg, egg yolk, flour, bourbon and salt. Add the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture until blended. Pour into the tart shell and bake for 20-25 minutes until just the middle jiggles a bit.

Remove from oven and move to wire rack to cool at least 15 minutes. Remove tart from pan and cool completely.

Serve either at room temperature or just out of the fridge.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 559Total Fat: 33.4gSaturated Fat: 18.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2.6gSugar: 40gProtein: 4.2g

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Mary La Fornara (@itsaboutpretty)

Thursday 9th of February 2017

I'm definitely making this, it looks delicious!


Thursday 9th of February 2017

these look incredible! I am a sucker for any kind of chocolate tart! I really miss Bakers in Omaha! We don't have them in denver :(


Thursday 9th of February 2017

Wow! The Chocolate Bourbon Tart look amazing! :) Love the photos!

The 'Noms.

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

Thank you so much!


Thursday 9th of February 2017

Looks delicious! A perfect desert for Valentine's Day.

The 'Noms.

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

Thanks so much!


Wednesday 8th of February 2017

This looks delicious and so decadent!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Thanks much!

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