This chocolate tart recipe is great as a Valentine’s Day dessert. It has a perfect mix of creamy chocolate and gooey caramel, further accentuated with crunchy macadamia nuts.


Venus’ Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart Recipe

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Preparation: 2 hrs30 mins
Cooking: 12 mins
Total: 2 hrs42 mins
Serves: 10 people


  • 1 cup macadamia nuts chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until pale, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour and cocoa powder. Using a wooden spoon, stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.

  4. Gather the dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a 10-inch round and about 1/4 inch thickness.

  6. Transfer dough to an 8-inch tart pan, pressing dough evenly into pan. Prick all over with a fork and freeze for 10 minutes.

  7. Bake tart shell in preheated oven for 12 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool.

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