Brownie Tarts Recipe
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Brownie Tarts Recipe

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Sharon Wilkins of Grande Pointe, Ontario says, "I often take these bite-size chocolate goodies to potluck dinners for our country dance club."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Maraschino cherry halves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 110 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place in ungreased miniature muffin cups; press onto the bottom and up the sides to form a shell.
  3. For filling, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in the sugar, egg and vanilla. Add the pecans if desired. Spoon into shells.
  4. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Garnish with cherries if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Brownie Tarts in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p67

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"I made these as a Valentine gift for my child's Sunday school teachers. They loved them! I, too, left off the cherries. Instead I added a pecan half to each one before baking. (I had left the pecans out of the batter itself)"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"Great recipe! The 3 oz. quantity is the correct one. These were quite easy to make. I took them to an event at church and only brought home 2! I'll make them again. I followed the recipe exactly, though did leave the cherries off. Yum!"

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"It is probably 3 oz. as stated. There are 3 oz. packages of cream cheese. If you can't find the 3 oz. size, you could use slightly less then half of an 8 oz. package. I might make these for Valentine's Day."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"The ingredients are correct, it is supposed to be 3 oz."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"I have not made this yet but it sounds delicious. I am wondering if it is suppose to be 8 oz of cream cheese instead of 8. Does anyone know?"

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