Malted Brownies

Egg-shape malt ball candies are pretty dots of flavor and pastel playfulness on top of the Easter brownies, but you could use other Easter candies you have on hand, too.

Malted Brownies
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
24 brownies


  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 8 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup vanilla malted milk powder

  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 recipe Malted Milk Frosting

  • Mini malted milk balls (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving 2 inches hanging over long sides.

  2. In a medium bowl melt butter and chocolate in the microwave 1 minute, stirring once. Stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.

  3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add melted chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. Add flour, malted milk powder, cocoa powder, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Whisk until smooth. Pour batter into pan, spreading evenly.

  4. Bake 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread Malted Milk Frosting over top and, if desired, sprinkle with malted milk eggs. Use parchment to lift uncut brownies from pan; cut into bars. Makes 24 brownies.

Malted Milk Frosting

  1. In a large bowl beat 3/4 cup softened butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Beat in one 7-oz. jar marshmallow creme and 1/2 tsp. vanilla just until combined. Beat in 3 Tbsp. vanilla malted milk powder and 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup powdered sugar until combined. If necessary, beat in milk (1 to 2 Tbsp) until smooth and spreadable.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
15g Fat
33g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 3g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Folate, total 14.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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