Brownies & Bars, Dessert

Chocolate Malt Brownies with Vanilla Malt Buttercream

Growing up I loved adding Nestle Quik and Carnation Malted Milk powder to my milk, even better, making a chocolate malt milkshake!  So, thinking of chocolate malt and brownies this is my latest baking brainchild.

Chocolate Malt Brownies:
1 2/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tbl water
3 eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup malt powder
3/4 cup baking cocoa (I used half reg. and half special dark)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1½ cups chopped walnuts, divided
1½ cups coarsely chopped Whoppers(5 oz box), divided

Preheat oven to 350°.  Spray a 13×9 inch pan with nonstick spray.  In large bowl, stir togetherby hand, sugar, butter, and water.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  In a smaller bowl, stir together flour, malt powder, cocoa, baking powder, and salt, and stir into sugar/butter mixture.  Fold in 3/4 cup walnuts and 3/4 cup Whoppers.  Spread into prepared pan.  Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until desired brownie doneness. Cool completely in pan.

Vanilla Malt Buttercream:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup malt powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbl milk

With electric mixer, beat together butter, malt powder, vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk until fluffy.  Frost completely cooled brownies.  Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup chopped walnuts and 3/4 cup chopped Whoppers over frosting.  Cut into bars.


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Cookies, Dessert

Malted Milk Ball Chocolate Chip Cookies

Growing up I loved chocolate malt milkshakes.  It has been years since I have allowed myself to have one, probably a big mistake right?  Live a little.  I’ll put it on my bucket list.  If you search for cookie recipes with malt you will find a lot, so this is not a spectacular new idea, it’s just my way of doing it.  Don’t you love that about cooking/baking?  There is a science to mixing certain ingredients to attain a specific result (Alton Brown can tell you all about that).  But, is there a “right” way to make something?  I say no, there are lots of different ways and we figure out our own and go with it, that makes it fun and exciting.  This is basically my favorite cookie recipe with a few changes to take my taste buds back to the past.

Malted Milk Ball Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavor shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2¼ cups flour
1/2 cup Ovaltine Chocolate Malt powder
1½ tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped malted milk balls
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°.  Cream butter, shortening, brown sugar, and sugar.  Add egg and vanilla.  Mix together flour, Ovaltine chocolate malt powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.  Stir in chopped malted milk balls and milk chocolate chips.  Drop by cookie scoop onto cookies sheets and bake for 9-10 minutes.  Makes about 45 cookies.