Fans of malted milk balls will enjoy this bar. Frosting includes malted milk powder and the top is sprinkled with chopped malted ball candies.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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). Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil and grease the foil.

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  • In a medium saucepan, over low heat, combine 3/4 cup butter with semisweet and unsweetened chocolate. Cook, stirring frequently, until everything is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on top of a wire rack.

  • To make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix malted milk powder, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Beat in the butter and confectioners' sugar until well blended. Spread over cooled bars. Sprinkle crushed malt balls over the top. Cut into bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts

270.6 calories; protein 3.7g 8% DV; carbohydrates 37.4g 12% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterol 51.6mg 17% DV; sodium 148.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2002
I made these for my dad's birthday (he really loves malt) and I was disappointed that they did not taste "malty" at all! I even added some malted milk powder to the chocolate part and it didn't help. I think the brownie base was too strong that it covered up the malt taste in the frosting (which by the way tasted great and "malty" by itself). Everyone in my family said the bars were very good but really rich. However they didn't even know that they were MALT bars until I told them (they thought that the frosting was made from condensed milk not malt). I think next time I will double the frosting recipe spread it over a light cake instead of the brownies and still sprinkle it with the crushed malt balls. I'll keep looking for the malt recipe that makes my dad say "Wow!" Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2003
I couldn't agree with the previous reviewer's (Bethany S.) assessment of this recipe more. She hit the nail on the head. The dessert is very rich but not much malt flavor and we found the cake to be pretty dry. I too was making this recipe for my dad's birthday because he loves malt. I don't think I will make this dessert again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2003
I couldn't agree with the previous reviewer's (Bethany S.) assessment of this recipe more. She hit the nail on the head. The dessert is very rich but not much malt flavor and we found the cake to be pretty dry. I too was making this recipe for my dad's birthday because he loves malt. I don't think I will make this dessert again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2002
I made these for my dad's birthday (he really loves malt) and I was disappointed that they did not taste "malty" at all! I even added some malted milk powder to the chocolate part and it didn't help. I think the brownie base was too strong that it covered up the malt taste in the frosting (which by the way tasted great and "malty" by itself). Everyone in my family said the bars were very good but really rich. However they didn't even know that they were MALT bars until I told them (they thought that the frosting was made from condensed milk not malt). I think next time I will double the frosting recipe spread it over a light cake instead of the brownies and still sprinkle it with the crushed malt balls. I'll keep looking for the malt recipe that makes my dad say "Wow!" Read More
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