Whopper Brownies with Malt Buttercream Frosting

My friends, family and even those that I roomed with at SNAP! know that one thing I look forward when staying at any hotel… is breakfast when I get to eat a Belgian Waffle.  Why?… well because they use a special malted batter that makes my heart sing with every bite!

I LOVE malt…. malted shakes, malted waffles, malted candy… its all so delicious!  I learned something this year when walking down the aisle with all the hot chocolate and coffee at the grocery store.  You can actually BUY malt powder!  WHAT?!… I know!  This was a life changing moment for me.

Soon after my discovery of malt, I began to experiment.  Why not try making a malt frosting to top my favorite brownie recipe?!  The end result… Amazing!

Whopper Brownies with Malt Buttercream

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 578kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Malt Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar may need to add up to 4
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Whoppers chopped



  • Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and blend well. Add vanilla, salt, cocoa, malted milk powder and flour. You can also mix in some chopped Whoppers if you would like. Don’t overbeat. Pour into a greased 9X13 pan.Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.


  • Mix all ingredients together. Add more milk/powdered sugar to get to your desired consistency. Spread over cool brownies and top with chopped whoppers.


Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Winnie

    OMG !!!
    These look sooooooooooooo good!
    Mouth-watering brownies

  2. Amber Monson

    Where can you find Malted milk powder?

    1. Janet L Erickson

      In the ice cream topping isle.

  3. Meri

    These look freakin AMAZING! I am a malted milk balls addict so I can't wait to try out this recipe! Also shared it on my bog today: http://seektobemerry.blogspot.com/2012/05/hump-day-distractions_16.html Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Amanda

    I made these today and they are great! The brownies are so good and the home made taste is very evident. I made your nutella cheesecake brownies last week and they are amazing!!

  5. Inga

    Have you tried Pioneer Woman's Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies yet? OMG, you will go ga-ga! They are the bestest! I agree with you, anything malted is to die for!

    1. Janet L Erickson

      These are SOOOOOOO Delicious!!!!!!