Maple Mousse Cheesecake Tarts {no-bake}

Maple Mousse Cheesecake Tarts Aaaaaaand, the sugarfest continues. Seriously guys. I cannot be stopped. See here if you don’t know what I’m talking about. I’m a bit of a maple addict. Growing up, my parents bought maple syrup from Costco by the vat. When I was in college, they’d ship me real maple syrup because the fake stuff wasn’t cutting it for me. Even the real stuff sometimes didn’t taste quite like the Canadian versions. So, after buying {several large} bottles of maple syrup from Costco, I decided to make a maple tart that is sort of like a cheesecake, sort of like a mousse and all around awesome. I didn’t have high hopes for this one at first, but seriously fell in love after one bite! Creamy, light, cold and sweet with a little crunch from the walnuts….it’s what dreams are made of.

Well, my dreams.

Am I the only one who dreams about really freakishly scary stuff or food? There’s nothing in the middle. Just straight up craziness or me making and shoveling food into my mouth. Ahhh, gotta love my psyche.

Which reminds me: when I entered that Good Morning America recipe contest that I won back in the day, the producer asked me how I came up with the recipe. I told him that I dreamt about it and he laughed. Legitimately laughed for a good 10 seconds.

He was a nice boy.


But, that’s honestly how I came up with that recipe {and at least 15 other recipes on my blog}. I have a strange gift.

Oh wait! One time I dreamt that my sister thought I was having an affair with my ex boyfriend from high school. That’s semi-normal! Well, kinda……never mind.

ANYWAYS, what I’m trying to say is that I’m weird. Accept it and move on.

Also, make these. Angels will sing. Here’s how you make them:

Maple Cream Tarts 1 Start out with some of these babies! LOVE these cookies. I got these at Trader Joe’s, but you can buy a similar version by Dare.

Maple Cream Tarts 2 This is what they look like. Aren’t they cute? I love ’em! :)

Maple Cream Tarts 3 Grind up the cookies into crumbs and stir with some melted buter.

Maple Cream Tarts 4 Press into 4 small tart pans and refrigerate.

Maple Cream Tarts 5 For the filling, whip some cream up and set aside.

Maple Cream Tarts 6 Now, whip up some cream cheese with

Maple Cream Tarts 7 some vanilla,

Maple Cream Tarts 8 real maple syrup, and some other stuff I didn’t take pictures of. Cause I’m just smart like that. {Sour cream, maple extract, sugar}

Maple Cream Tarts 9 Whip everything together until light and fluffy and then fold in the whipped cream by hand.

Maple Mousse Cheesecake Tarts 2 Spoon the filling into the tarts, refrigerate a few hours and then top with a few walnuts for garnish. That’s it!

Hope you guys try these out. We LOVED them :) Have a great weekend!

Maple Mousse Cheesecake Tarts

Fabulously fresh and delicious! No baking necessary either :) BONUS!

Yield: 4 tarts

Prep Time: 2 hours


8 maple sandwich cookies
2 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
walnuts, for garnish


Place maple cookies into the bowl of a food processor and grind into crumbs. Stir together with melted butter and press into 4-4 inch tart pans and refrigerate.
In a large bowl, whip cream. Set aside.
In another large bowl, whip cream cheese with maple syrup, vanilla, maple flavoring, sugar and sour cream until completely smooth. Be sure to scrape sides and whip again to ensure filling is completely smooth. Fold in whipped cream and spoon into chilled tart shells. Refrigerate 1-2 hours to set {or longer} and top with walnuts for garnish. Serve cold.

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28 Responses to “Maple Mousse Cheesecake Tarts {no-bake}”

  1. #
    Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser — August 10, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I LOVE those maple leaf cookies! These look delicious, thanks for the recipe Lauren!


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 10, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I’ve purposefully never bought those maple cookies and now that I see them, I know why – I would eat a sleeve in a sitting. And this whipped cream cheese of yours – WOW…drool!


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    Jill — August 10, 2012 at 5:43 am

    These look soooooooo good!


  4. #
    Deborah — August 10, 2012 at 6:02 am

    I come with lots of recipe ideas from dreams. And in the shower. The shower is my best thinking place!! I think these sound wonderful, and I love that they are no bake!


  5. #
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — August 10, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Yum!! Maple makes me long for fall!


  6. #
    Sanjeeta KK — August 10, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Saw the picture on Pinterest..lovely clicks and yummy dessert!


  7. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — August 10, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Such perfect cheesecake tarts!! I’ll take a dozen please and thank you!


  8. #
    Lauren @ Part Time House Wife — August 10, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I love cheesecake in anyway shape or form. Love how simple it is to whip up these mapely treats!
    Your math question really made me think today! lol it was _-5 =4 LOL…Took me a min… I must be tired 😉


  9. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 10, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I saw these on Pinterest, and just had to see what they were. HEAVEN!! Gorgeous and they sound amazing!


  10. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 10, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I have been on a total sugar kick myself! This is right up my alley :)


  11. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — August 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

    You did it again, Lauren! These look seriously marvelous. I love those cookies from TJs! And you’re not the only one A) on a perpetual sugar craving or B) dreaming of food (or weird things in general). I have dreams about crocodiles once a month for no legitimate reason, and when I’m not having dreams about them, it’s usually food related stuff. Who can blame us?!


  12. #
    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — August 10, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Oh my goodness. I am SO addicted to those Maple Leaf cookies from TJ’s. These adorable little cheesecake tarts just scream autumn to me – so, so fun. :)


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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — August 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I love all of the flavors going on in these – and the cookies are so cute! Maple is such a fantastic flavor, and the fact that these are served chilled make them perfect for hot summer days. Lovely!


  14. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Wow I could eat the crust by itself, but the whole thing is even more amazing.


  15. #
    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — August 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

    These would be perfect for the 100+ degree weather we’ve been having! The crust sounds amaaaazing


  16. #
    Jolene ( — August 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I am a huge maple fan, and I love anything with cream cheese, so I think I will really like these.


  17. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    What a genius idea to use those maple leaf cookies as the crust!


  18. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — August 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    i can only imagine how light and fluffy these taste..and how delicious that maple is. these look so perfect and lovely!


  19. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 10, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    These look fabulous! What a treat!


  20. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    We need a Trader Joe’s here in Rochester, NY!!! These look amazing!


  21. #
    Vera Zecevic — August 10, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I’ve simply adore everything about cheesecake! Tour cake looks gorgeous. I’ve never tried with maple but it sounds like great idea.


  22. #
    From Valerie's Kitchen — August 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    It’s a good thing that this baby is no bake…I don’t think I could wait that long!


  23. #
    Carla @ Carla's Confections — August 11, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    This is so pretty! I love how fluffy and utterly delicious this looks! And those cookies for a crust! Oh yum 😀


  24. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — August 16, 2012 at 2:34 am

    that looks like a maple fest! I love it1


  25. #
    Debra — August 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I miss maple syrup.


  26. #
    Martha Artyomenko — April 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Yummy! You know a little trick I learned that makes those types of deserts easier is that you can whip the cream cheese a bit and then add the heavy whipping cream right to it to whip. No folding and it is smooth!!!



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