Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Tart

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake tart
These tart bites or squares or tartlets - whatever you want to call it! they are just divine. Bite sizes are just too cute to resist and low in calories compared to a cheesecake slice. So go ahead and indulge yourself without guilt. My sons and Hubbs enjoyed it. 

Serves 4 - makes a rectangle 14x4 inch tart

For the crust:

  • 1 cup mixed nuts, roasted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 1-8 oz pack cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp AP flour
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, dark or semisweet


Crust prep:

  1. Prepare the crustPlace the roasted nuts in a food processor and pulse to a crumbly texture. 
  2. Add in brown sugar and melted butter. Pulse for just a few seconds so it comes together. 
  3. Pour mixture into a tart pan and press down firm. a 6 inch round or 13inch long rectangle tart pan works well. (I used a rectangle tart pan of13x4inch dimension)
  4. Place it in the freezer for 10 minutes, then in a preheated oven at 350 F for 5-7 minutes. 
  5. Remove and let cool completely. 

Filling prep:

  1. Rinse the food processor in warm soapy water, wash and dry thoroughly. 
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar for about 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. 
  3. Add eggs one at a time, pulse until combined. 
  4. Add flour, yogurt and lime juice; run the processor for about 30 seconds.
  5. Pour the mixture on the cooled crust. Sprinkle chocolate chips and stir it in gently with a toothpick or spoon. 
  6. Place the tart pan into an aluminum foil envelope. Place this casing into another large pan.
  7. Pour hot water in the large pan just enough to cover the the tart pan halfway. 
  8. Place in the middle rack of a preheated oven at 350 F for 30-35 minutes. The edges should be light brown, and the center jiggly like jello. 
  9. Remove and let cool in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Tart

For the ganache (optional)
  • 1/2 chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Ganache prep:

  1. Bring heavy cream to a boil. Turn off the heat. 
  2. Add chocolate chips and let sit for 5 minutes. 
  3. Whisk well until the mixture is silky smooth. 
  4. Drizzle ganache over the tart and let set in the fridge for 15 minutes. 
  5. Slice and serve. Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Tart