Saturday, March 8, 2014

Malted Brownies with Malted Chocolate Candy

When I think of summer, I think of a lot of things.

Hanging out in the backyard on a sunny day, riding my bike, and quenching my thirst with a nice big chocolate malt.

The malt just makes the chocolate richer, more delicious, worth savoring. So when we got a package of Malted Milk Powder from CTL Foods in Colfax, Wis., one of my ideas was to use that malt powder to deepen the richness of chocolate in other instances.

Malted Brownies

And Malted Brownies sounded perfect. To add to the malted flavor, we added a layer of malted chocolate candy to the top, which also provided a little bit of a crunch to go along with the decadent chocolate and malt brownie. And you can add some of those candies into the brownie batter, too, or you can add your favorite nuts or other brownie topping.

Disclaimer: A package of Malted Milk Powder was provided to us free of charge.

Malted Brownies

Malted Brownies with Malted Chocolate Candy
16 brownies

5 onces bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarse
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped coarse
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 ¼ cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons malt powder
1 cup chopped Whoppers
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup chopped Whoppers

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8-inch baking pan and line with foil. Melt the first four ingredients together in microwave, stirring often, for a total of 1 to 3 minutes.

2. While chocolate mixture is cooling, in large bowl, whisk, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, malt powder and chopped Whoppers until combined. Stir in flour until just incorporated.

3. Transfer batter into pan. Rotate halfway through, and add Whoppers to top and press, chocolate side down, gently into brownies when rotating. Bake until toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs attached, about 35 to 40 minutes.

4. Let cool completely in pan, about 2 hours. Remove from pan with foil, serve.

Disclaimer: A package of Malted Milk Powder was provided to us free of charge.

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