Malted Chocolate Chip Blondies

Malted Chocolate Chip Blondies | #recipe

I absolutely, positively love malt flavor in my baked goods. I first used malted milk powder in my own kitchen a few years ago when I made chocolate Whopper cookies, a malted vanilla milkshake, and malted milk ice cream, and then it was all over. I was officially smitten, and I was thrilled when I encountered a recipe that called for either malted milk powder or Ovaltine. (Does Ovaltine immediately bring to mind memories of the movie A Christmas Story, or is it just me?)

So, it totally stunned me when a reader left a comment on Facebook in relation to the Pretzel, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Malted Milkshake I made last week, asking me if I had made the malted blondies from the Baked cookbook.

What?! How on Earth had I missed this recipe?!

I’ve had that book for eons, and somehow, that recipe didn’t ring a bell at all. I immediately started flipping through it, and there it was, staring right back at me. Brewer’s Blondies. I remembered the name, but had never made them. That needed to be remedied, at once.

Malted Chocolate Chip Blondies | #recipe

The next day, I got to work whipping up these blondies. I loved them for all of the reasons that I usually love blondies – they come together quickly with minimal equipment, and they are so rich tasting. These in particular tasted so much like toffee; totally fabulous!

These get their malted flavor from two distinct sources – malted milk powder that is whisked into the flour mixture, as well as coarsely chopped Whopper candies that sort of just meld into the final cooked blondie. I love how the malt flavor is balanced out by the sweet toffee and then everything topped off with a healthy dose chocolate chips.

Do you have a favorite malt recipe?

Malted Chocolate Chip Blondies | #recipe

Two years ago: Peach Coffee Cake
Three years ago: No-Bake Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
Four years ago: Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting
Five years ago: Pistachio Nut Ice Cream
Six years ago: Panzanella
Seven years ago: Pasta Carbonara Florentine

Malted Chocolate Chip Blondies

Yield: 24 bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Blondie batter has malted milk powder in it, and is loaded with crushed Whoppers candies and chocolate chips.


2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons malted milk powder
14 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, cut into 1-inch cubes
1¾ cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup malted milk balls (like Whoppers or Maltesers candies), coarsely chopped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and malted milk powder.

3. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until completely combined and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until combined.

4. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture in two batches, mixing just until combined. Add the malted milk balls and chocolate chips and beat until just combined, about 10 seconds. Turn the mixture out into the prepared pan and use an offset spatula to spread it evenly.

5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Note: I buy my malted milk powder from King Arthur Flour.

(Recipe adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking)


28 Responses to “Malted Chocolate Chip Blondies”

  1. Tom @ Raise Your Garden on August 13, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Wow I love whoppers, so I’m going to love these blondies! As I guy can I get in trouble for saying that in front of my wife? In all honesty I’ve always liked brunettes a little more. 🙂


  2. Angela on August 13, 2014 at 8:51 am

    We made malted waffles this weekend topped with tart apple jelly and malted whipped cream. Just add 3 Tbsp of malt powder per cup of flour to your favorite waffle recipe.


  3. Heather on August 13, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Those look amazing! I haven’t ever used malted milk powder before but I have been itching to try it!


  4. Wendy on August 13, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I usually make a malted vanilla bean ice cream base that is always requested and a great starting point for mix-ins. BUT…I just saw a posting from Baked Sunday Mornings for a Vanilla Bean Malt Cake from the Baked Explorations book…don’t recall seeing that one in the book but it’s now on my docket for baking either tonite or tomorrow.


  5. Julie @ HostessAtHeart on August 13, 2014 at 11:48 am

    My husband loves malt and he is going to just love this one for sure!


  6. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. on August 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Mmm, I love the malted milk flavour but have never seen malted milk powder anywhere. I’ll have to start looking for some so I can try these, they look amazing!


  7. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts on August 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I’ve made these before and they’re incredible – these look amazing!!


  8. marcie on August 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    These look so thick and sinful! I love malt in baked goods. 🙂


  9. Jaclyn on August 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I seriously need these in my life, I love malted baked goods and shakes of course :)!


  10. Lauren on August 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Thank god for laziness or else I’d be about 40 lbs heavier. These look and sound amazing.


  11. Keisha @ Mocha Baker Girl on August 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I think you made these just for me….. Im obsessed with malt balls so to put them in a blondie takes me to a very very happy place. After the day im having i could really use one of these.


  12. Emily on August 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Sold!! I’ll be making these soon! I love Blondies and adding Whoppers and malted milk seems like a super addition. Thanks!


  13. Martha in KS on August 13, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Favorite candy – malted milk balls. Thanks for another great recipe. I’ll make them for the next work event. Don’t dare keep a whole pan at home.


  14. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar on August 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    These look so flipping chewy!! Such an awesome recipe!


  15. Caitlin on August 13, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Hi there! I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!


  16. Terry on August 14, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I will have to give this a try but if you love malt you should try Chocolate Malted Milk Ball cupcakes with cherry frosting, delicious. I made them when my niece was three and hadn’t made them again until she requested them for her seventh birthday.


  17. Annie @ Annie's Noms on August 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Oh, how I love anything with malt in!! These look divine 🙂


  18. Linda Wright on August 14, 2014 at 10:20 am

    LOVE anything malted….there is a really good one on chef in training too! Looks heavenly!!


  19. Mir on August 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I love how the Whoppers melt in! That must taste amazing. And you make these look so great just with the pics alone.


  20. Zainab on August 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    If we don’t have malted milk powder, can we just leave it out? I didn’t have $5 to spend on something when I would just be using two tablespoons of it. They didn’t come in smaller sizes. Thanks!


    • Michelle on August 15th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Hi Zainab, Yes, you could leave it out. You could also use Ovaltine (the original, not chocolate) if that’s something you keep on hand.


      • Zainab on August 15th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

        I left it out and it still tasted amazing! I actually added 1 tsp of vanilla pudding powder just because I thought I should add something and I had some left over from a previous cookie recipe of yours. Thank you and best wishes for you and the baby!


  21. Tracy | Pale Yellow on August 17, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve had the malted brownies from Baked, but have never made the brownies myself, thanks for the motivation to make my own at home, they look so tasty!


  22. Jill on August 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I made this recipe the day it was posted bc I was so excited about MALT blondies. Hello yum! I love malt. These bars of gold were delicious–everyone loved them. However, I followed the recipe precisely and no one detected the malt flavoring, including me. I will make them again bc of there absolute goodness but I will put more malt powder in than is called for; hope this doesn’t change the texture


  23. Jessica @ Sweet Menu on August 19, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Out of this world! I am loving these, they look fantastic! Malt and chocolate is the best combo!


  24. Sheryl on August 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Made these for book club and the girls loved ’em! Froze the remaining squares and served them several days later at a potluck and they were a huge hit!!


  25. Ruthie on November 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Do you ever include nutrition info?


    • Michelle on November 17th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Ruthie, I do not.


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