chocolate ganache tart being served

Easy Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart

An incredibly easy and impressive chocolate tart!  The filling is made in the microwave and the crust is crushed up cookies!  

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
484 kcal


For the Crust

  • 2 cups cookie crumbs short bread, chocolate or any kind of cookie or graham cracker will work
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

For Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • 14 ounces dark chocolate, cut into chunks - plus a handful for garnish I used 70% cocoa chips
  • 10 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • coarse salt for garnish
  • salted caramel sauce for garnish I use store bought


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 11'  tart pan with non stick spray.  

  2. Crush cookies into a fine consistency.  I used a food processor but you can also put them in a ziploc type bag and crush with a rolling pin

  3. Combine crumbs with 7 tablespoons melted butter and 1/3 cup sugar.  Press into tart pan.

  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Completely cool.

  5. Add chocolate chunks to large mixing bowl and top with 5 tablespoons cubed butter and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.

  6. Heat the 10 ounces of heavy cream in microwave safe container for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.  (I just use my measuring cup).

  7. Pour over the chocolate and butter.  Do not stir. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes.

  8. Using a wire whisk, mix until smooth.

  9. Pour into cooled cookie crust and spread evenly with spatula.

  10. Cool for two hours in refrigerator or overnight.

  11. Brush top with 1 teaspoon1 vegetable oil for a shiny appearance if desired. Top with additional chopped chocolate,  coarse salt and caramel sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for an 11 inch tart pan which is 12 servings.  If you have a 9 inch tart pan simply use the recipe servings adjuster in the recipe card.  Slide it to 10 servings and boom...9 inch tart pan size!

Adapted from Liv for Cake.  I changed up the cooking method a bit and the size of the tart, but it was her lovely photo's and recipe that inspired me to make it!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 202mg8%
Potassium 270mg8%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 725IU15%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.