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No-Bake Chocolate-Pecan Tartlets

At the last minute, I frantically came up with this treat for a holiday tea. The tartlets were quickly gobbled up. Now, I make them for our annual Teacher Taster's Choice and special family gatherings. —Joy Johnson, Culbertson, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    45 tartlets


  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 30 wafers)
  • 1 tablespoon spiced rum or 1 tablespoon water plus 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • 1 cup coconut-pecan frosting
  • Additional finely chopped pecans


  • Place crushed wafers in a bowl. Drizzle with rum and toss to combine. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons pecans.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave milk, covered, on high for 15 seconds. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla; microwave 15-30 seconds longer or until blended, stirring twice. Stir into wafer mixture.
  • Place tart shells on a serving plate. Fill each with 1 teaspoon wafer mixture; top each with 1 teaspoon frosting. Sprinkle with additional pecans. Refrigerate leftovers.

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  • Dzyner
    Nov 14, 2017

    The frozen phyllo shells do not have to be baked. They should thaw before serving however. I fill them with lemon curd and whipped cream.

  • MelBailey
    Nov 14, 2017

    The phyllo shells I have seen (in the freezer section) do not need to be baked. I do not know if they are all that way or not, but that is my experience.

  • rcbennett
    Nov 14, 2017

    That is what I need to know also. Do you bake the phyllo shells? If so, what temp and how long?

  • Lee
    Dec 3, 2016

    Do you have to bake the tartlet shells if so what temp. how long?