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Chocolate Malt Crispy Bars

This chunky, chewy malted milk chocolate bar is a feast for your eyes. Malted milk flavor fills this bar from top to bottom. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup malted milk powder, divided
  • 4 cups malted milk balls, chopped, divided
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a Dutch oven, combine marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in the cereal, 3/4 cup malt powder and 2-1/2 cups malted milk balls. Press into a greased 13x9-in. pan.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in remaining malt powder. Spread over cereal bars. Sprinkle with remaining malted milk balls; press into chocolate. Let stand until set. Using a serrated knife, cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 256 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • SweetPea3-0
    Apr 8, 2015

    I have made these twice now, and they turned out great both times. I read the reviews before I made them, and I saw that some people had trouble with the malt balls staying in place. I pressed down pretty hard, so they not only sank down in the chocolate, but in the bars as well. I did not have any problems when I cut them, the malt balls stayed in place. The first time I made them as the recipe says, the second time I used mini robin eggs on top and took them to a relative's house for Easter. There were no leftovers! Thank you for the recipe, it's a keeper!

  • beckiboo1958
    Jan 4, 2013

    I also had trouble with the maltballs staying on when I make them again I will either eliminate them on top or crush them and put them on top in chocolate.... most likely will just leave them off the top I don't think they were needed for flavor anyway.. They tasted awesome even without the balls on top and besides that with the balls it is alot to try to bite.....BE SURE TO STORE THEM IN A COVERED CONTAINER OR THEY WILL TURN ROCK HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kolega7
    Nov 16, 2010

    I love this recipe. The only problem I had was keeping the malt balls on! When I went to cut it they went flying all over the place and I did push them down into the chocolate. I was going to take these to a party but it looked so bad I didn't. Next time I'm going to melt the malt balls into the chocolate or stir them into the cereal. Anyone else have this problem?

  • smfeldner
    Aug 31, 2009

    I used bittersweet chocolate (in place of the semisweet) and thought the overall sweetness of the bars was just right.

  • creo6746
    Aug 26, 2009

    These are very good, but they are VERY sweet. Make sure you have a glass of milk on hand!

  • dneuensc
    Aug 25, 2009

    Maybe things are different in grocery stores up there, but malted milk powder can be found in virtually every grocery store down here in the states...

  • sweetsugarygoodness
    Aug 22, 2009

    i live in alberta and get "Ovaltine" at safeway. it comes in chocolate malt and malt. i bet you could find it at the superstore or a wal-mart grocery store too. good luck.

  • alaskahockey
    Aug 21, 2009

    trkkfrey: I used Ovaltine powdered malt mix and the recipe turned out great. (It comes in chocolate malt and just plain malt) ~ Do you know if they sell that where you live?

  • trkkfrey
    Aug 20, 2009

    Can someone tell me where I can purchase Maled milk powder in Canada?

  • lgatewood
    Aug 19, 2009

    A great twist on Crispy Bars! Everyone loved them. Lynn G.