Malted Chocolate Mousse Tart

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This Malted Chocolate Mousse Tart is everything you want in a chocolate dessert. It is the most light and airy mousse atop a chocolate cookie crust.

The BEST Chocolate Malted Mousse Tart. An Oreo crust is filled with a light, chocolate mousse.

This weekend was one of those weekends where I struggled through everything I had to do. I dragged my feet, resulting in a somewhat unproductive weekend. I didn’t feel like making dinner, at all. While I was busy photographing some recipes, I was also changing laundry. When I went to change it again, I opened up the dryer to see a MESS LOAD of dryer sheets. I stood there for a minute, questioning what I was looking at. Then I pulled (what was previously a full) box of dryer sheets out of the dryer. Apparently, I put the entire box of dryer sheets in the dryer, including the box. Every last one. Has this ever happened to you?

The BEST Chocolate Malted Mousse Tart. An Oreo crust is filled with a light, chocolate mousse.

This Malted Chocolate Mousse Tart needs to be next up on your baking agenda. It is a simple Oreo cookie crust filled with a light chocolate cheesecake mousse. This was my first experience making a tart. I am not so sure what I was worried about! It was so easy and it released from the pan so smoothly. Just don’t carry it by the middle of the pan!

The filling is prepared with a little bit of cream cheese, melted chocolate, malt powder, sugar and heavy cream. First you need to beat the heck out of the cream cheese until it is really light. I always start with cold cream cheese because I think that it helps keep the integrity of the mousse.

Sink your teeth into this Malted Chocolate Mousse Tart. Creamy, airy and full of flavor.

You can usually find malt powder with the ice cream toppings or the chocolate milk mix-ins. I like to keep it on hand to add to milkshakes, frostings and desserts like the mousse tart. I used a chocolate malt for this dessert, but a vanilla or “plain” malt powder would work too.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Tart

For the pan, I used a 7inch by 11inch rectangle tart pan, but I am certain that my recipe will work in a 9inch or 10in round as well. If you don’t have a tart pan, you could even use a spring-form pan too. The nice thing about the tart pan is that it has the scalloped edges, and the bottom is easily removed.

The BEST Chocolate Malted Mousse Tart. An Oreo crust is filled with a light, chocolate mousse.

This no-bake recipe can be prepared in advance, and doesn’t require any baking. It’s great for summer and holidays! I am a huge fan of no-bake recipes because they come in many shapes and sized. Plus if I don’t have to worry about making dessert at the same time I am preparing dinner, it’s a lot easier on me.

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Malted Chocolate Mousse Tart

  • Author: Julianne Bayer
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 slices


This Malted Chocolate Mousse Tart is everything you want in a chocolate dessert. It is the most light and airy mousse atop a chocolate cookie crust.


For the crust

  • 1 package Oreos cookies (14.3oz)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

For the filling

  • 1 package Cream cheese, 8oz (cold)
  • 2 ounces Chocolate chips (milk or dark)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup chocolate malt powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
  • 24 ounces Chocolate bar, chopped


  1. In a food processor, grind up Oreos into a fine crumb.
  2. In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. Pour the melted butter over the graham crackers and stir until the crumbs are well coated
  3. Pour the Oreo crumbs in the tart pan and use a spatula to press into the pan. Refrigerate crust until filling is ready.
  4. Remove cream cheese from refrigerator and beat on medium speed for two minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  5. In a small, microwave-safe dish, combine the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoons of butter. Melt for 30-60 seconds and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour the melted chocolate over cream cheese and mix to combine.
  6. Next, add the malt powder and the granulated sugar to the cream cheese mix, beat on medium speed until well incorporated.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping and beat on high speed for 2 minutes to incorporated additional air into the mousse.
  8. Prepare the whipped cream. Place a metal mixing bowl in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl and use an electric mixer to beat the heavy cream on medium-high speed until the cream thickens. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  9. Take 1 cup of of the prepared whipped cream and fold into the chocolate mousse until well combined. Then pour the filling into the prepared tart shell. Pipe the remaining whipped cream boarders using a large open star tip. Refrigerate until the mousse sets, 2-4 hours.
  10. Use a sharp knife and chop chocolate bar into slivers and garnish the tart with the chopped chocolate.


  • “Cook Time” is resting time for the tart to set in the refrigerator.
  • The pan used in the recipe is 11″x7″ tart pan
  • If you are using a 9-inch round pan, reduce the crust to 2 cups of Oreo cookie crumbs and 6 tablespoons of butter.
  • Nutritional information based off 12 slices is estimated. 
Nutrition Information:
1 slice
  • Category: No-Bake
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Chocolate Tart, No-Bake Chocolate Tart

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48 Responses
  1. kathy

    This may be a stupid question, but do you separate the oreo cookie creme from the cookie before you grind it up? or do you grind up the entire cookie?

    I can’t wait to try this recipe – thanks for sharing

  2. Annie @ Annie's Noms

    LOVE this!! I just adore malt recipes and the fact this is no bake makes it a definite winner. I totally get you on having those days when you just don’t want to do stuff – always a Sunday for me!

  3. tanya

    I will not fear the tart, I will not fear the tart… This is heavenly! I love malted milk powder, what a great way to use it too.

  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Ok, so I did have to laugh at the dryer sheet incident…only because that’s totally something I would do 🙂 Kudos on your first tart…it looks amazing!!! And that malt powder is one of my favorite things to use too!!!

  5. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Well I bet your clothes smelled super fresh! This tart is gorgeous! So creamy and light, love that there is malt in it too!

  6. allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

    Beautiful tart. Have never used malt powder, but now I wanna try it! I found four vials of food coloring in my dryer last week. The tops were off of two. A little boy I know was busy coloring a snowman a few weeks ago. Guess what he left in his snow pants pockets….wish I’d found dryer sheets instead…..

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