No-Bake Chocolate-Pecan Tartlets

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 5 min.


45 tartlets

Updated: Jan. 01, 2018
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
No-Bake Chocolate-Pecan Tartlets Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Place crushed wafers in a bowl. Drizzle with rum and toss to combine. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons pecans.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.