Excellent for chocolate malt lovers!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan. In a bowl over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth. Set aside to cool.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Mix in the melted chocolate Combine the flour, 1/2 cup chocolate malt powder, baking powder and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Let bars cool in the pan before frosting.

  • To make frosting, cream together the butter, 1/4 cup of malt powder and salt. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar and heavy cream until smooth and spreadable. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

200.4 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 26.6g 9% DV; fat 10.1g 16% DV; cholesterol 29mg 10% DV; sodium 125.8mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2006
I did not use the "brownie" portion of this recipe only the frosting. I used Chocolate Malt flavored Ovaltine. It worked really well. I thought it was delicious and the frosting got great reviews from all! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2005
I used malt powder bought in a health food store since it can't be found easily in the regular grocery stores. The bars tasted o.k. kind of like brownies but we did not like the frosting at all and decided to leave it off. We all agreed it had a heavy molasses flavor. Maybe that wouldn't happen with regular malt bought in the grocery store. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2006
I did not use the "brownie" portion of this recipe only the frosting. I used Chocolate Malt flavored Ovaltine. It worked really well. I thought it was delicious and the frosting got great reviews from all! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2005
I used malt powder bought in a health food store since it can't be found easily in the regular grocery stores. The bars tasted o.k. kind of like brownies but we did not like the frosting at all and decided to leave it off. We all agreed it had a heavy molasses flavor. Maybe that wouldn't happen with regular malt bought in the grocery store. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2003
The bar part of the recipe is good. Sort of a malt brownie. I found the frosting a little odd. Malt powder just didn't blend smooth enough in the forsting for my taste. Would consider making it again maybe without the frosting or with a normal chocolate butter cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2015
This is soooo good! I made these for a bake sale at my university and some of my fellow bakers teased me for buying "store bought" items. These bars vanished like magic! I thought the frosting was great and it was very smooth in my opinion. The only thing I will do different next time is double the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2002
Very tasty!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2019
so good Read More
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