This post was created in partnership with California Olive Ranch. I’m thrilled to be working with them in 2019 to bring you some special recipes that highlight this beautiful olive oil. I’ve been using their olive oil for years now because they produce a high quality oil for an everyday price. Now they are working with farmers in California and around the world to source their olive oil to create the perfect blends.

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There is no shortage of chocolate chip anything on this blog and for that I make no apologies. In fact I’m adding another but I assure you, as with the others, they each have their place.

The purpose for the latest chocolate chip endeavor was to celebrate a birthday. Mine. And as I’m not much of a cake person I took one of my favorite treats in a different direction.

With the addition of olive oil this chocolate chip cookie/tart hybrid has a bit more of a grown up taste. It’s fruity, fragrant and hints towards the savory while still remaining distinctively classic in flavor. It is, in fact a bit cakier than how I take my cookies but that’s because I wanted to eat it with ice cream and a fork. I have my reasons.

If ice cream and forks aren’t called for these can easily be cut into bars.


I hope you enjoy this recipe no matter how you cut it.

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Tart

Makes 1 9 or 10 inch tart


1/4 cup California Olive Ranch Everyday Olive Oil

2 tablespoons whole milk

1/2  cup dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

5 ounces bittersweet chocolate

Vanilla Ice Cream, for serving


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9 or 10 - inch tart pan.

In a large bowl combine the olive oil, milk, sugar and vanilla. Stir well to combine. Add the egg and mix until completely combined.

Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined. Finally, stir in the chocolate.

Press the wet batter evenly into the tart pan.

Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, until golden around the edge but perhaps still a bit gooey internally.

Cool on the tray for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.


5 Responses to “Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Tart”

  1. Brenda

    It is the best olive oil! And that tart looks really simple, which is something I can get on board with!

  2. Yael

    This sounds amazing! I also cook and bake with olive oil a lot, the flavor is so good and the carbon footprint is so much lower than other oils for this Californian.

  3. Mary

    That looks divine. I’m looking forward to baking it.