Malted Chocolate Tart

A couple of months ago for the Secret Recipe Club I was assigned the blog Betcha Can’t Eat Just One. Oh man. Katie has so many good recipes! I just had to make this Malted Chocolate Tart too.  And I’m so happy I did.  It was amazing!!!
But I have to admit that if I actually read a recipe from start to finish before I started cooking and really paid attention while I was reading, it would make my life so much easier.  Because I read tart pan and in my brain I saw torte pan.  Because seriously, there’s a difference?  Well, apparently there is.  A torte pan is one that you flip the cookie/cake/torte out of and the “well” is then on the top of the dessert.  With a tart pan apparently you just remove the outer part of the pan and leave the bottom on the dessert and serve it that way.  Huh.
For this dessert you need a tart pan.  I had a torte pan so it was a little bit of a challenge after I realized this.  But no worries.  We made it work (whew!)  And good thing because seriously, this is one of the best desserts I’ve had in a long time.  It’s that good!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 1.2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup malted milk powder (Seriously!  I couldn’t find this anywhere in this darn town I live in.  So I crushed up malt balls and they worked fine.)
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1″ cubes
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup malt balls, chopped
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
If you have a food processor (I don’t have a big one, so I just used my mixer) add the flour, malt balls or powder, sugar, salt and butter and pulse until blended.  Add vanilla and pulse briefly.
Turn the dough into a large tart pan (not torte) and press the dough on the bottom and sides of the pan.  I cut a circle out of parchament paper to put on the bottom since I had a torte pan and not a tart pan.  What the heck!
 
Bake for 25 minutes or until a light golden brown.
While the cookie is baking, heat the heavy cream in a pot until it is hot but not boiling.  Pour over chocolate chips and let sit for about 30 seconds.  Whip until it’s blended and glossy.
Roughly chop the malt balls.  You don’t want them dust!  Of course I had a helper with this part.
When the cookie crust is done, remove from oven and pour the hot ganache over the cookie.  Top with malt balls.  Let cool.
What do you think?  I say pure heaven!
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Comments

  1. I would never have thought to make a dessert out of these malted balls, but you know it looks and sounds very good! I have the “jump into the recipe syndrome” too before reading it carefully! Looks like your pan worked though!

  2. Nice monitor and adjust, Erin…..

  3. WOW!! I am drooling looking at your pictures! THis looks amazing!! I am pinning this & definetly going to make it SOON! Thanks for linking up to TGIF!! Merry Christmas,
    Beth =-)

  4. YUMMY! I love malted balls. Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

  5. my gosh..this is my favorite candy – I would love this.

  6. Wow – is all I can say. This is amazing! I even have a jar of malted milk powder!
    I found it near the Chocolate milk powder and teas at my store. Ovaltine makes a version that you can sub too.

  7. This looks perfectly yummy! Anything with malted milk balls in it has got to be delicious!

    I hear you on the “oops should have read that better” part lol. I do the same thing.

  8. I am not usually a fan of malted milk balls, but this does look tasty. I would love it if you shared this recipe to my new blog hop:

    http://juliejewels.blogspot.com/2011/12/showw-off-your-stuff-2.html

  9. This sure is a very special and delicious looking dessert! Thank you for sharing, Erin!

  10. WOW!!! I love Whoppers and that is such a cool idea!

  11. I am going to make this just for my husband he is going to love it. Great recipe! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Okay, this looks absolutely amazing! My husband doesn’t like malt…but I do, and I WIll be making this someday! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Oh yeah! This looks fabulous! It could be my dinner…lol Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party and have a Merry Christmas 🙂

  14. okay, well first of all: i looooove malt balls. and secondly, i just bought a new tart pan.
    seems like destiny.
    🙂
    thanks for sharing!

  15. OOoh, that looks soo good and my hubby LOVES malted milk balls! Might have to try it. I am def. pinning this on Pinterest!

  16. I love chocolate! Thank you so much for linking this to my T’ Time Party last week. I almost always start my party on Monday nights but due to motherhood of four children…{blush} I just started it a few minutes ago. Hope to see you this week! Have a lovely day, Maria http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

  17. oh this is a MUST MAKE in my household!!!! this is just fabulous!!!! thank you so much for sharing and visiting : ) holiday hugs…

  18. Wow, that looks and sounds soooo good.

  19. Ummm…YUM! Wanna link this too?

  20. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!