Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts

  • 10MINS
  • 13MINS
  • 15KCAL

Slimming friendly Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts – a rich little Christmas treat that’s great for calorie counting or plans like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories15
  • Carbs1g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat0.4g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars0.03g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts are a beautifully rich, slimming friendly Christmas treat that are perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Chestnut puree is relatively low in calories but helps to make the filling extra rich, so you’ll think that these are more naughty than they actually are!

Our Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts also use filo which is a fantastic alternative to shortcrust or puff pastry as it’s low in calories and Points.

Serve warm as a gorgeous pudding or enjoy cold as an indulgent snack. You could even serve these as part of a buffet – no one would ever guess that they’re slimming friendly!

What diets are these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts suitable for?

This Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets.

It should also be suitable for dairy free diets, but please do double check the following ingredients as different brands can vary;

  • Cocoa powder

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Filo pastry

You can also make this recipe vegan by swapping the following ingredients for vegan alternatives;

  • Egg
  • Filo pastry (most brands are vegan, but please do double check as ingredients can vary)

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts?

You’ll need one of these Mini Muffin Trays from Amazon. They’re essential for making these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts, and we’ve used it for a lot of our other canapés too.

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We like to use these Mini Muffin Trays and you can pick these up on Amazon.

How many calories are in these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts?

There are 15 calories per portion in these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees. Cut the filo pastry into 32 squares. Spray 16 cups of a mini muffin tin with low calorie cooking spray and use 16 of the squares to line the cups. Respray with low calorie cooking spray and use the remaining 16 squares to add a second layer. Place in the oven and cook for 5 minutes while you prepare the filling.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix the chestnut puree, cocoa powder, egg, granulated sweetener and chocolate essence. Once the cases are cooked, fill each one with the chocolate chestnut mixture.

Step 3

Bake for 13 minutes until the filling has just set. Serve warm or cold!

What could I serve with these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts?

Our Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts are delicious when served with the following sauce and either of the following cocktails:

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How do you know when these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts are cooked?

You’ll need to cook your Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts for around 13 minutes or until the filling has just set and the filo is golden and crisp.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts in the fridge?

If you allow your tarts to cool, make sure to refrigerate them in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat these Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts?

These Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts can be enjoyed warm or cold.

To reheat from chilled: Place into a hot oven for a couple of minutes or until the filling is piping hot.

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Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts

Slimming friendly Chestnut and Chocolate Tarts – a rich little Christmas treat that’s great for calorie counting or plans like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    13 MINS
  • KCals 15
  • Carbs 1G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp chestnut puree
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp chocolate essence
  • sheets Filo pastry
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees. Cut the filo pastry into 32 squares. Spray 16 cups of a mini muffin tin with low calorie cooking spray and use 16 of the squares to line the cups. Respray with low calorie cooking spray and use the remaining 16 squares to add a second layer. Place in the oven and cook for 5 minutes while you prepare the filling.
  2. In a bowl, mix the chestnut puree, cocoa powder, egg, granulated sweetener and chocolate essence. Once the cases are cooked, fill each one with the chocolate chestnut mixture.
  3. Bake for 13 minutes until the filling has just set. Serve warm or cold!

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