And on the 7th Day of my St. Patrick’s Day recipes, I did not rest. No siree! You know what they say about no rest for the wicked? And wicked I was because on day 7, I made a Malteser Chocolate Cookie Tart for your enjoyment (and perhaps mine as well, since I got to actually gobble it all up)! What are Maltesers? They are the brand of malted milk balls found in Ireland. Just like “Whoppers” that are sold here in the States, except Maltesers come in both milk chocolate and white chocolate.
They were a favourite of mine while living in Ireland and luckily I can occasionally find them here in Virginia at my local Giant. If you can’t find the Malteser brand, just go ahead and use good old Whoppers. But definitely make this tart whatever you do! The first reason to do so is that it is very easy to make. Once you’ve baked the cookie dough base, you sprinkle chocolate chips over it while it is still hot from the oven.
Once the chips have melted, you just spread that molten chocolate evenly over the cookie base and then scatter the crushed malted milk balls over the top.
The second reason to make this tart is that not only does it come together nearly effortlessly, but it truly is fantastically delicious. The tart base is a buttery, chewy, chocolate malted cookie. Perched on top of all that yumminess is a rich sea of dark chocolatey bliss topped off with crunchy malted milk balls.
Oh..my…God!!! This dessert tastes every bit as good as it looks! Folks (and pups…) won’t be able to take their eyes off of it,
until it is completely devoured…which won’t take long I assure you.
Malteser Chocolate Cookie Tart
recipe from FoodBabbles
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup malted milk powder ( I used Chocolate Malted milk powder)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon (scant) coarse kosher salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, room temperature
- 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (do not exceed 61% cacao)
- 1/2 cup Maltesers milk balls (or Whoppers), coarsely chopped and additional milk balls for decoration
Preheat oven to 325°F. In a food processor, pulse the flour, malted milk powder, sugar, and coarse salt. Add the butter and pulse until moist clumps form.
Transfer dough to work surface; gather into ball. Press evenly onto bottom of 9-inch-diameter tart pan with removable bottom.
Bake crust until evenly golden brown, about 25 minutes. Scatter chocolate chips over the cookie crust. Let chips stand 5 minutes to soften, then spread melted chocolate over hot crust in the well that forms as center sinks.
Sprinkle crushed Maltesers over the tart.
Cool completely. Remove tart from pan; cut into wedges.