Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart

This Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart includes all my favourite things, a buttery biscuit base, homemade salted caramel and a chocolate ganache topping.

Tarts are one of my favourite desserts ever. They are just so quick and easy like this one.

I made this using a hobnob biscuit base. I must admit I am not a massive fan of pastry bases on sweet tarts so I will always do a biscuit base. This biscuit base is similar to the base on my White Chocolate & Strawberry Tart and some of my cheesecakes like this No-Bake Summer Berry Cheesecake.

Biscuit Base

You could use any biscuit you fancy I went for a hobnob simply because they are my favourite. You could use any plain biscuit or if you want to use a chocolate biscuit or a biscuit with a filling head down to the alternatives section below for the alter amounts.

To make the base, I blitzed the hobnobs in a food processor until they resembled breadcrumbs. Next, I added in the melted butter and blitzed again until the mixture resembles wet sand.

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Push the mixture into your tart tin. I found it easiest to put all the biscuit mixture into the centre of the tart tin and then push it into the sides. I used this loose bottomed base tart tin because I find it easier to get the tart out once it is finished.

Make sure the sides of the tart are around half a cm thick, so the filling doesn’t leak. Once you have built the walls of your tart use the remaining biscuit to fill in the base.

Homemade Caramel

For the caramel I made my own because I prefer how it sets but you don’t need to make your own. You could use a thick caramel like carnations caramel instead and if you wanted to make it salted just add 1/2tsp of salt and mix before you add it to the base.

This caramel is the same as the one I used in my Millionaire Blondies. I started by adding all my ingredients to a large saucepan and heating on a low/medium heat. Stir continuously until all the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

For the caramel I would recommend using unsalted butter rather than a baking spread as it helps the caramel to set better.

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Once the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved turn the heat up and stir the mixture until it thickens and turns a delicious caramelly colour.

The tricky part with this caramel is that there is no specific temperature or time to cook it for. I normally cook for 4 minutes or so. If you are looking for an indication of colour you can check out my video for Millionaire Blondies.

Once the caramel is ready pour it into your tart tin and pop it into the fridge to set. This should take around 45 minutes to an hour.

Chocolate Ganache

For the chocolate ganache, I used dark chocolate, but you could use milk or white.

I would recommend making the ganache as it is utterly delicious and soft. If you just use melted chocolate when it sets it will be a solid and quite hard to cut. Also, when you do cut it all the caramel will just splodge out the sides.

Making ganache is super easy add the chocolate and double cream to a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave on 20 second bursts stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Pour on top of your caramel and pop back into the fridge to set. When the ganache sets it should be lovely and shiny.

Decoration

Once your tart has set remove it from the tin and decorate with double cream. I whipped the double cream until it formed stiff peaks and piped it onto the top of the tart using a Wilton 1M Piping Tip and these piping bags.

Finally, I finished it off with some chocolate curl sprinkles.

Alternatives

If you want to use a base with a filling or a chocolate biscuit, I would use 350g of biscut and 125g of melted butter.

As I said above you can use carnations caramel if you don’t feel confident at making your own caramel.

Equipment

Tart Tin

Spatula

Mixing Bowl

Measuring Spoon

Scales

Saucepan

Piping Tip

Piping Bag

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Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart

Sarah Mark
This Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart includes all my favourite things, a buttery biscuit base, homemade salted caramel and a chocolate ganache topping.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Servings 12 Servings

Ingredients
  

For the Base

  • 350 g Hobnobs
  • 175 g Unsalted Butter melted

For the Caramel

  • 397 g Carnations Condensed Milk 1 tin
  • 50 g Caster Sugar
  • 75 g Golden Syrup
  • 225 g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • 200 ml Double Cream
  • 200 ml Dark Chocolate

For the Decoration

  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

To Make the Base

  • Add the butter to a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave in 20 second bursts until it is completely melted. Leave to one side.
  • Crush your biscuits into small crumbs. I used a food processer, but you could put them in a food bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

To Make the Caramel

  • To make the caramel put the condensed milk, sugar, golden syrup and butter into a large pan over a low heat.
  • Stir continually until the sugar has dissolve and the butter has melted. Turn the heat up to medium and boil until the caramel has thickened and darkened in colour. Stir continuously to ensure the caramel doesn’t burn.
  • Once the caramel is nice and thick it should take between 4-7 minutes remove it from the heat and stir in the salt.
  • Pour it over the top of your biscuit base and leave to cool in the fridge. This should take around 45 minutes.

To Make the Chocolate Ganache

  • In a heatproof bowl add your double cream and chocolate and melt in the microwave on 30 second bursts stirring in between until the mixture is fully incorporated and completely smooth.
  • Pour on top of the caramel and pop it back into the fridge to set.

To Decorate

  • Once the chocolate ganache has set remove the tart from the tin and place it onto your serving plate. Leave to one side.
  • Whisk the double cream until it forms stiff peaks and add it to your piping bag.
  • Pipe the cream onto the top of the tart and finish with some sprinkles.

If you do have any questions about this Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart or any other recipes on my blog you can contact me either by sending me a DM on social media or an email. You can find all my details on the right-hand side of this page.

53 Comments

  • Giulia

    1 May 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Oh my! Beyond my baking abilities even if I wasn’t gluten free! But I’d cheat for taste of this. Looks delicious 😋

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      2 May 2021 at 12:01 am

      Noo! You should give it a go it is a lot easier than it looks trust me just take it one element at a time. Plus you can swap out any ingredients for GF alternatives.

  • Cristina Rosano

    1 May 2021 at 4:30 pm

    This looks so delicious! I truly love the chocolate and salted caramel combo so this is a must-try for sure! Thanks for sharing x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      2 May 2021 at 12:01 am

      Thank you!

  • Lucy

    1 May 2021 at 5:26 pm

    This chocolate salted caramel tart looks delicious! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      2 May 2021 at 12:01 am

      Thank you!

  • Ramblings of a Nobody

    1 May 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Ooh this looks yum, couldn’t resist checking out the white chocolate and strawberry tart too *drools

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      2 May 2021 at 12:02 am

      Thank you!

      1. Smelly socks and garden peas

        2 May 2021 at 8:13 am

        I feel a bit sheepish admitting that I really don’t like caramel. My husband loves it though, so maybe this is one for him.

        1. aspoonfulofvanilla

          4 May 2021 at 6:53 pm

          Ah there is nothing wrong with not liking caramel. You could just make double the amount of chocolate ganache and make a chocolate tart instead.

  • Della Driscoll

    1 May 2021 at 5:53 pm

    5 stars
    This has made me so hungry!! I love the look of this tart, it’s definitely something up my street xx

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      2 May 2021 at 12:02 am

      Thank you!

  • Simona

    1 May 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Okay, I am going to admit I do not like Hobnobs…do you think I could use Digestives instead? It looks too lush to not make it x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      2 May 2021 at 12:02 am

      Yes of course, digestives would work perfectly for this recipe too x

  • Heidi

    2 May 2021 at 5:51 am

    Salted caramel and chocolate are 2 of my favorite flavors! I’ve never made a tart so I will have to give this a try! I will look into the tart pan you suggested since I don’t have one and getting the tart out is what would be the hardest for me. Thank you for sharing.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy if you do make it. I would suggest a tin with a loose bottom because that way you can just push the tart out when it is ready. It is so much easier that way.

  • Lynn

    2 May 2021 at 8:11 am

    5 stars
    OMG Salted Caramel is my fav! I would love to make and bring this to my next potluck. Thanks for sharing, Sarah xx

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:51 pm

      Ah you should! I hope you love it.

  • Nora

    2 May 2021 at 10:47 am

    5 stars
    This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it out!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you!

  • Eleanor

    2 May 2021 at 11:10 am

    Wow this is amazing, I love it! I’ve never made a tart before so I will have to use this recipe next time I decide to bake. Thank you for sharing x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you! I hope you love it when you do make it.

  • Massiel

    2 May 2021 at 11:20 am

    5 stars
    This looks absolutely delicious! I’m saving and sharing …this one is a keeper! Yum!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you!

  • Michelle

    2 May 2021 at 12:41 pm

    This looks amazing. Chocolate and caramel is one of my favourite flavour combinations. I have to admit, though, this one might be a little out of my league from a difficulty perspective.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:58 pm

      Ah definitely not! Just take it one step at a time, there are also options if you don’t want to make your own caramel in the alternatives section.

  • Sarah

    2 May 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Wow this looks incredible! Going to share it around in my group chats

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Ah thank you very much!

  • Mark Crone

    2 May 2021 at 1:00 pm

    5 stars
    You had me at chocolate ganache…thanks for this gorgeous recipe.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you!

  • Laurie

    2 May 2021 at 1:01 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious can’t wait to try it

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you!

  • Jana

    2 May 2021 at 4:21 pm

    5 stars
    Okay, this looks absolutely delicious. You had me at ganache! I have to try this ASAP!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:59 pm

      YES! I hope you enjoy!

  • Tiffany McCullough – Metaphysical Mama

    2 May 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Oh wow!! This looks incredible!! Thank you for sharing another yummy recipe!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you!

  • Veronika | MarvelMama

    2 May 2021 at 6:18 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my, that looks too delicious to resist! I guess I will start with trying to make caramel…that sounds like a challenge.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you! You should definitely give it a try, homemade caramel is one of my favourites.

  • I’m All Booked Up

    2 May 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Chocolate and caramel is my favorite combination. Can’t wait to make this.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sophie

    2 May 2021 at 10:39 pm

    This looks so good, the base looks delicious. I miss Hobnobs a lot x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you!

  • Jenny in Neverland

    4 May 2021 at 3:03 pm

    5 stars
    There is nothing about the sound of this I don’t like! Salted Caramel is one of my favourite things ever and this looks so dreamy! x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you!

  • Jodie | That Happy Reader

    4 May 2021 at 3:17 pm

    This looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I need to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

  • Allison

    5 May 2021 at 4:28 pm

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try this!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      7 May 2021 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you! I hope you love them if you do make them!

  • Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

    7 May 2021 at 10:23 am

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, this tart looks amazing as always 🙂 🙂

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      7 May 2021 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you!

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  • Elle

    8 May 2021 at 10:00 am

    Wow, this looks absolutely devine! I will for sure be giving this recipe a go, looks super yummy Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2021 at 7:06 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

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