48 comments

  1. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Cynthia, your photography and styling are just perfect. Happy engagement-anniversary :). I used to hate this holiday because I’d get pinched for forgetting to wear green. Now I like it because it is definitely an excuse to stuff my face with chocolate, whiskey, and make more green things for the heck of it!

  2. themoonblushbaker says:

    March 17, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I am an chip addict too, which means i need to double the amount of chocolate chips I am using for recipe to prevent there being none left! IT IS ALMOST impossible to resist! These tarts are the cutest chocolate thing I have seen all week. Also that dark, shiny filling is making me want more and more.

  3. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Aaaahhh a chocolate and scotch tasting sounds right up my alley! And hazelnut? Yikes. I love that you added hazelnuts to the crust. Happy St. Patty’s Day, Belated Pi Day, and Day After Your Anniversary of Getting Engaged Day! 😀 xoxo

  4. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

    These look amazing. Theyre almost like smores. I eat bags of chocolate chips too and buy the bitter sweet ones to make myself feel better. Lovely photos as always. I love st pattys day just to see so many ppl in the city celebrating. I’m traveling for work now so I’m missing it. I’ll have to have some scotch or make one of these desserts to celebrate.

  5. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 10:37 am

    HAH that chocolate chip snacking thing makes so much sense, like who needs a whole chocolate bar when you can just have endless amounts of mini ones? i’m a sucker for the texture of little morsels over a thin bar. is it cool if i just pour a handful of chocolate chips into my mouth and chase it with whiskey while looking at your pretty tarts?

  6. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I, too, am guilty of enjoying many handfuls of cheap chocolate chips straight from the refrigerator. Costco has this three or four (maybe five?) pound bag and I’ve been ripping through it like it’s my job. Kinda sad, kinda awesome. As for these tarts? A brilliant use for those chocolate chips. Loving these photos, too, lady. XO

  7. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Cynthia, these are GORGEOUS. I love the pairing of whiskey and chocolate!!!

    (also confession time I once ate a pound of chocolate chip cookie dough while standing in front of my fridge with the door open for 10 minutes looking for “dinner” ugh)

  8. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 11:51 am

    OMG. Hazelnuts, grahams, meringue, whiskey, chocolate, espresso powder…I could continue, but I think you get my point. Everything sweet and delicious in one recipe. It’s perfect.

  9. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    These photos are so beautiful, Cynthia! And hahah, I totally understand the whole ‘snacking on chocolate chips’ thing. How can anyone resist those yummy little bite sized treats?
    Oh, and what gorgeous tarts. I just love this. :)

  10. stephanie says:

    March 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    heehee i can just imagine you, in the middle of the night, picking out the “bad” chips, the house completely dark save for the light of the refrigerator basking you in an frosty glow. too cute!

    love the meringue on these guys! i’m a sucker for meringue.

  11. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I would love to be near you right now to pinch you gently. :)
    It is indeed a wonderful day for you & bowl#2, and I bet no one will dare pinching you since you offer us this whiskey dessert. What a lovely story & as always a lovely post. <3 <3 <3

  12. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    ohmygosh, that chocolate center is killing me, i just want to mush my face in it right now! and those perfectly toasty meringue tops are so dreamy! talk about chocolate problems! i have the same one, except it involves a spoonful of peanut butter too. love how this holiday reminds you of such a beautiful occasion in your lives, much much love for you two! xo

  13. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    You had me at whiskey! Nooo not because I like the flavor by itself (I have the tolerance of a baby), but liquor infused desserts are some of my favorite thanks to my Argentinean background! They’re so good at making rum cakes! Omgsh. Anyway, haha. This is so beautiful Cynthia! And quite clever to broil it so the tops get all toasty and golden.

  14. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Yay for one year of engagement for you and bowl 2!! I have the same snacking problem… it’s hard to stop myself when it comes to chocolate. I’m actually sticking my hand into a bag of chocolate covered toasted corn right now haha! These meringue tarts sound delicious- I love making desserts with whiskey (esp pecan pie) and I can’t wait to make these!

  15. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I buy big chunks of chocolate (like, size of my fist chunks) because it’s actually cheaper where I buy them from and yet somehow I still manage to nibble at them! Not directly nibbling the chunk (I’m not that gross), but when I cut some off for baking – a little for the bowl, a little for my mouth.

  16. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I literally squealed with delight when I saw these beautiful tarts. They look and sound so amazing. A dense, silky chocolate tart is the definition of perfect in my dictionary! Happy engagement anniversary AND happy birthday!! What an exciting month(:(:

  17. says:

    March 17, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    HEHEHEHEHE you and Moses and the chocolate chips. I literally LOL’d a bunch and then yelled to Moz that you two are chocolate chip twins (he loved that haha). That guy totally puts them away. I finally had to hide them.

    Love love love everything about these tarts, especially the touch of nutty hazelnut and snifter of whiskey!! Happy engagement anni and St. Patty’s day!!

  18. Liz @ Floating Kitchen says:

    March 18, 2015 at 8:27 am

    These are gorgeous. And yes to whiskey in everything. You are my hero. Let’s hang out and eat cheap chocolate chips from the bag (also my guilty obsession)! XO

  19. says:

    March 18, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Ah! I’m not the only one with that chocolate problem, phew! Except with me lately its been dark chocolate bars. I keep buying them by the twos and threes, and they keep disappearing into my mouth instead of into a recipe. Chocolate just always seems like the perfect snack, I’m right there with you. At least our magnesium levels are legit! Ha! Congrats on pouring a bit of those chocolate morsels into this pie goodness – holy cowza. These. Look. Too. Good. Plus a whisky and chocolate tasting? Girl. You living the life. Love all the combined yummy flavors in this one. And congrats on one year since getting engaged! Woot woot!!

  20. says:

    March 18, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    haha I LOVE YOUR LIFE. There’s nothing better than standing in front of the fridge for 10 minutes and eating what’s in there. But, these chocolate tarts look amazing!!! Happy (belated) St Patty’s Day to you too!

  21. says:

    March 19, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Ha! You reeled me in with whiskey! I had no idea that chocolate and whiskey would go together either. And to have it with a tasting is a neat idea. I hope one day I find such a tasting.
    These look absolutely divine! I love the meringues on top. I just bought little mini ceramic tart dishes and I have been trying to figure out what to make with them. Gonna give these a try. My man will love them.

  22. says:

    March 19, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I try hiding the chocolate chips and that doesn’t work either. It feels like the perfect way to get just a hint of sweetness without committing to a whole dessert, but before you know it, four bags are gone and you didn’t even get a delicious chocolate whiskey meringue tart! I want to eat 5 of these tarts, okay? Also – happy (belated? almost?) birthday!!

  23. says:

    March 20, 2015 at 7:20 am

    I have taken to hiding the bag of chocolate chips in the very bottom of the fridge so I’m not tempted to snack on them. A couple can so easily turn into handful after handful + if I’m going to eat that quantity of chocolate, I think I’d rather sit down and eat something properly decadent. Like these beautiful tarts! They’re just the best <3 <3 <3

  24. says:

    March 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    My Achilles’ heel are the wily, addictive Russell Stover easter eggs that stare up at me from grocery store shelves, everywhere (the dark chocolate lemon cake “flavour.” Best thing. Ever!). 😉

    Love your boozy little tarts!! Seriously, you had me at whiskey. xoxo

  25. says:

    March 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    happy happy birthday sweet cynthia! and one year engagement-y anniversary … ! this tart looks like the perfect marriage of everything. crumbly hazelnutty crust and dark chocolate whiskey blast – oooh and prettily charred swirls of meringue. meringue makes everything magical. meringical … did i ever tell you about the time i tried to emulate peanut butter cups by dumping chocolate chips, peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs straight from the box into my MOUTH? it did not work. i do not recommend. XO (ps i tell you this all the time but your PHOTOS. bonkbonks. so beautiful.)

  26. kristie {birch and wild} says:

    March 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I can’t believe my eyes, these look so incredible! They looks gooey and rich, and pretty much like the best dessert ever.

  27. says:

    March 23, 2015 at 4:12 am

    I adore these! Like a mini/giant smore tartlet…yum! As for snacking, I’m not such a big straight up chocolate eater but I do freeze brownies in an attempt not to eat them all at once, then end up eating them straight from the freezer. This is my life :-) (Frozen brownie is actually pretty good) x

  28. says:

    March 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    I try not to buy snacks because I end up eating them all. What that means is that when I get the munchies and there’s nothing to eat, I turn to my baking stash. I’ll eat anything I can get my hands on – leftover graham crackers, Oreo cookie crumbs, and yes, definitely chocolate chips. I love that you used yours for these gorgeous chocolate whiskey meringue tarts! These photos are so beautiful. I could probably eat the entire batch of tarts by myself!

  29. says:

    March 24, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Girl, you’re a GODDESS. The little swoops of meringue on these tarts are just perfect and I LOVE that the egg yolks/whites balance out perfectly in this recipe!!! Another brilliant one. And I loved the chocolate chip-eating-out-of-the-fridge anecdote. Fellow chocolate-from-the-fridge muncher, right here ;))

  30. says:

    March 31, 2015 at 12:14 am

    These look amazing. Chocolate AND meringue – my two favorite things :) Gorgeous photos too. And yes, I’m like you. Hence why I rarely buy chocolate as it sits in my fridge only long enough to go harder before I eat all of it :)

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