Chocolate Malt Desserts Recipe
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Chocolate Malt Desserts Recipe

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“I came up with this recipe after my mom gave me a container of malted milk powder. It's so rich you'd never believe it's light.” —Lisa Keys, Middlebury, CT
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 6 malted milk balls, chopped
  • 6 maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 239 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Transfer to six dessert dishes, about 1/3 cup in each. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  3. Garnish each serving with 2 tablespoons whipped topping, 1/2 teaspoon chopped malted milk balls and a cherry. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Malt Desserts in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p57

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Not2L82BFit User ID: 6004542 121282
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"It was tasty, but the malt was completely overwhelmed by the chocolate (delicious as the chocolate was!)."

nannyto15 User ID: 1591097 105074
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"This is an excellent recipe just as it is but also excellent when cocoa is cut in half or omitted altogether...tried t all 3 ways with great results"

sunflower31 User ID: 4530400 171747
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"My husband is a diabetic so I did end up using Splenda and Hershey's sugar free chocolate chips to cut down on the sugar. Tasted amazing! Thanks so much for the recipe."

foodking User ID: 6171501 211667
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"I agree this Chocolate Malt dessert recipe if very good, but the malt flavor was overwhelmed by the chocolate. I love chocolate but was really looking forward to having the malt flavoring. Will make again but will omit the semisweet chocolate & cocoa powder and hope that the malt flavor stands out on it's own."

osem User ID: 2555732 146793
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"I made this pudding last night and it was wonderful! I wouldn't change any thing about the recipe. Find malt near the choc. milk powdered mixes at your grocery store."

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