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Whopper Brownies with Malted Vanilla Frosting

Confession, we've been Whoppers fans from day one.

We have no idea how or when the infatution began, especially considering that the teeny British baker wo raised us was vehemently anti-candy when we were kiddies (thankfully she's loosened up now that we're, uh, not kiddies, seriously, the holiday colored peanut m&m situation is out of control).

But somehow we managed to sample the marvelous malted milk balls (sleepover, movies, goody bag??) and from then on out we were lost causes.

We're no fun at the movies.  Popcorn?  Nah.  Swedish fish?  Nope.  Whoppers.  Yes.  Always, ALWAYS Whoppers.

Disclaimer: We will of course eat other things (popcorn, sno-caps, etc etc) provided we have these things IN ADDITION to the Whoppers.  Just to clarify.  You know.

And bulk candy stores??  Wait, do people go to those as much as we do?? mean...WHEN we happen to go to a bulk candy store on that very RARE occasion, we head straight for the malted milk ball section.

Yes the section!  You know, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate.  We want them all. 

Screw gummi peaches!

So of course you can imagine how shocked we were while perusing the old Blue-Eyed Bakers archives to discover there were ZERO Whopper-centric recipes.

Obviously, we had to rectify that.  And the easiest way to blend Whoppers and baked goods?  Brownies!  Funnily enough, another of our treat based obsessions.  A quick Boston-NYC baking call to determine the appropriate frosting flavor and we were all set.

So if you're at all like us and enjoy Whoppers, brownies, baked goods, puppies, frosting, new shoes and world peace, you should make these.

We think you'll like them.

Whopper Brownies with Malted Vanilla Frosting
Makes 24 brownies

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1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup Ovaltine
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 11.5 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3 eggs
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cup Whoppers, roughly chopped
Malted Vanilla Frosting (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Butter a 9 x 13 pan and set aside.

Sift flour, Ovaltine, baking powder and salt together and set aside.

In a large microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and butter.  Heat the mixture in the microwave in 20 second intervals, removing and stirring vigorously between each session, until chocolate is just melted.  Mix in eggs, vanilla and brown sugar until fully combined.  Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.  Stir in 1 cup of Whoppers, reserving 1/4 cup for later.

Pour batter into pan and bake 25-28 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool brownies in pan on wire rack.  Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Malted Vanilla Frosting

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup malted milk powder
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar together on a low speed until sugar is fully incorporated.  Turn mixer to medium high and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add remaining ingredients with the mixer on low.  Once incorporated, increase speed to medium high and continue beating for an additional 3 minutes, until frosting is very light. 

Frost cooled brownies and top with remaining 1/4 cup of crushed Whoppers.

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Reader Comments (14)

I have a weakness for anything malted milk also. This look incredible and are now on my "To Bake" list!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMercedes

Oh YUM! What a sweet, and dangerous, little cake!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMadison M

My birthday is coming up next month and I know EXACTLY what I will be making! Holy yum whopperness! :-D

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Wow these are fantastic. I love malted milk balls and definitely picked them over any other movie candy. Milk Duds second place. Junior Mints third.

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlora

I actually was never a huge fan of whoppers but I love the idea of the malted vanilla frosting. And really, how could any brownie be bad?!

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

My mom is a Whoppers addict--I will have to make this for her birthday!

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMackenzie@The Caramel Cookie

I love 'Whoppers' too, except they're called Maltesers over here in the UK... super yummy! x

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaits

I've never made anything with malted milk powder but that frosting makes it seem worthwhile! And oh, you girls are not the only whoppers fans out there. They are the best! Actually, have you ever had them in the winter/holiday season as 'snowballs?' They have a candy coated shell and are THAT much better!

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

did you say BULK candy store? that seems like my kind of place!...and I'll be in NY next month for a brief 24 hours...quick, where do I go?

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternatalie (the sweets life)

So many little time! There's Dylan's (crazed candy kids everywhere), Socketbit (trendy Scandinavian sweets - who knew?) and of course, the BEST, the mecca of sugar, Economy Candy!! Oooh now we might need a quick candy break...!

September 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

The story behind my making these brownies: my sister "stumbled upon" these brownies and sent the link, telling me to make them for her. This is physically impossible since I live on Guam and she is back in the states. Being the wonderful big sister that I am, I decided to make them just so I could take a photo and rub it in her face. ;) I have to say, I'M SO MAD I DID! I will surely get fat now, for these are the best brownies I have ever eaten!!

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam

These look brilliant. I must try them. And I think that frosting might end up on all sorts of different cakes. Thanks girls x

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDi - The Bluebell Cafe UK

Ok, I love you ladies...seriously. Your writing is clever, witty, and deliciously fun to read. And your recipes and photo's I could eat right off my computer screen. I am excited to follow you and am so grateful you posted a comment on bakedbree because that is how I found you. So happy! EEEEE!

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRonda honda

Not exactly a Whoppers recipe (although you can use Whoppers to garnish them), but pretty delicious. Malted chocolate cupcakes with toasted marshmallow filling!

September 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElise

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