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Must-try recipe: Tim Tam Tart

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Every time I mention the words ‘Tim Tam tart’ people gasp, or ask for the recipe. I bought this out on Christmas Day and I didn’t plan on taking a photo or anything, it was just for eating – until my sister gasped, “Oh my freaking goodness! This is so good. We HAVE to take a photo or something.” So I did.

If you’re not from Australia and have no idea what a Tim Tam is, I wish I could acquaint you with them. I wish I was rich and could send you all a pack of them. A quick google shows me that you could probably buy some from this site. Every non-Australian that I’ve seen try a Tim Tam has immediately fallen in love. I think you will too.

I’ve shared the recipe before, when I made mini ones. But here’s the recipe to make a big one for when you have guests.


1 x 200g packet of plain Tim Tams
30g unsalted butter, melted
200ml thin cream
200g chocolate chopped {if you prefer dark, use dark. If you like milk, use milk. I’ve tried both and preferred milk}
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
Raspberries and cream to serve


♥ Grease a tart tin or a 20cm cake tin with butter, and line base with baking paper.
♥ Place the Tim Tams in a food processor and blitz until all crumbled. Add melted butter and blitz a little more to combine. Once mixed, place into tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Make sure it covers the base and a little up the sides as well. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
♥ Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
♥ Place the cream in a pan over low heat and bring to almost boiling point. Take off the heat and then add the chocolate. Let it sit for a minute and then stir until combined and smooth.
♥ Leave for 3 minutes, or until cooled slightly – and then add the egg yolks and vanilla. Pour into the tart case.
♥ Bake for 20 minutes. Cool the tart completely in the pan.
♥ Serve with cream and raspberries.

Recipe adapted from

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  • Amber-Rose Thomas

    This looks gorgeous! My boyfriend is currently working out in Perth, so I’ll ask him to bring some back with him if customs allow it?

    Does anyone know if there’s something similar to Tim Tams in the UK though?What do they taste like?


    • Emilie

      Hi Amber-Rose, I’m from New Zealand (and we have Tim Tams here too) and I lived in the UK for 2 years, also am married to a Brit! I think the UK’s Penguin buscuits are a slightly more basic form of Tim Tams but I’m guessing they may work out ok in this recipe too 🙂 Otherwise, depending on where you live in the UK, you may be able to find a NZ / Australian shop – I know there are a couple in London (Ground floor near New Zealand House has one) and they may stock Tim Tams 🙂 Good luck!

      • Orla Hyland

        Would you believe it that Tim Tams are actually based on the Penguin biscuit from the UK. The penguin biscuit came first!


      Amber-Rose Thomas..they are just pure goodness add them with a coffee or a drop of port and you are walking to the gates of

  • Sounds delicious! I’ll have to see if I can track sown some Tim Tams here in the US!

    • Debbie

      They sell them in Target … Pepperidge Farm makes them!

  • I’m from the States but went to Australia last year on vacation – I ate SO many Tim Tams while we were there! They’re so good, and I bet even better in tart form! Yum!!

  • That looks amazing!! Tim Tams are a staple so it’s kind of like bread & butter pudding for Aussies, no? 🙂

  • I love it when we get Tim Tams! This must be realllyyyyy good!

  • I’m so thankful that I can get Tim Tams in Dubai now! I’m so going to make this! Yummo! x

  • Debbie

    This looks so yummy! Pepperidge Farm sells TimTam “Australia’s Favorite Cookie!” (it says so on the label) in the US … I get them at a store calledTarget!

  • Regan

    I will definitely be giving this one a go, thanks for sharing! I’m just wondering though whether it’s suitable to make the day before?

  • Claire Chadwick


    Thanks Chantelle. I’ll definitely be giving this baby a try!


    Happy New Year xx

  • Julie

    Chantelle, please help! I have the Tim Tam pie in the oven now, and it’s due to come out but it’s still runny, does it set more in the fridge? Have guests coming for dinner tonight and have boasted about making this amazing dessert

    • Yes, it sets more in the fridge. It should have a little ‘squidgy-ness’ and then it’ll set once you’ve let it cool and put it in the fridge.

      If you look at the pictures that I took of the mini tarts (link in the post) you’ll see those were runnier, as I didn’t put them in the fridge. x

    • How did you go?

  • Alisha T.

    I live in Texas and we have Tim Tams at Target! My husband and I did the “Tim Tam Slam” on New Year’s Eve this year. 🙂 Also, when I looked at the package and it said “Australia’s Favorite Cookie,” my first thought was, “I wonder if Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim likes them?”

    Hope you’re okay with being the entire continent to me.

  • omfg wut.

  • Mum Talks Autism

    I so want this. I’m staying good. I’m staying good. Funny story about Tim tams. I use to send them in care packages when my boy was overseas. I thought I was the best wife ever. Wasn’t till years later he told me he didn’t get one of the packets I sent him. Someone should have reminded me of the 50 degree heat where he was. Oops. Oh well my heart was in the right place. And a melted Tim ram is still a Tim tam. Lol.

  • Jessica

    When you say thin cream, what is that exactly? I’m looking for the not-so-bright-American translation.

    • Pouring cream. Or any cream works honestly.

      • Jessica

        Thanks! My sister loves Tim Tams from her exchange student days (well, we all do now) so I’m excited to surprise her with this tart!

  • Making this now for a work morning tea tomorrow. Oh boy is my 17 year old son jealous!

  • YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ll definitely be whipping this one up!


    yum! looks so easy!

  • Vicky

    Made the tim tam tart today. Taste sooo good, but it’s still quite runny even after a few hours in the fridge. Should I be using baking chocolate? I used milk chocolate ( not baking ones).

    • The chocolate shouldn’t make any difference. I can’t figure out why this is happening. Maybe try thickened cream?