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Whoppers Brownies

by Jamie on April 26, 2012

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My dad celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and although I wasn’t able to actually take him a special birthday treat – I did make one in his honor. You see, my dad is a HUGE fan of anything chocolate malt. And since he loved my Chocolate Malt Cupcakes so much, I knew I had to play around with this flavor combination and test out a recipe that I could plan to take the next time I visit. On a side note, my dad wanted lamps for his birthday – yes, lamps. An odd request, but I must say that I enjoyed shopping for home decor much more than his typical clothing or boating accessory requests.

My favorite brownie recipe comes together very quickly and it’s the perfect foundation for creating deliciously fun flavor combinations. If you haven’t noticed this yet, I’m kind of obsessed with stuffing candy bars into the center of this fudgy, chocolatey treat.

Yesterday when I posted a “sneak peek” of these Whoppers Brownies on Facebook, a few of the MBA followers asked if I had used Maltesers in the brownies. My brain immediately went to my puppies – which are both Maltese mixes – because I had no idea what a Maltesers were. Luckily, Amber is a wealth of British knowledge and informed me that Maltesers are pretty much the British equivalent to Whoppers. As if malt infused brownies weren’t enough, I had to one up this recipe by pouring on a satiny chocolate ganache and more chopped Whoppers. Seriously, who can resist a ganache covered brownie?

Whether you’re baking something special for a chocolate malt lover or just looking for a scrumptious weekend dessert – I’m pretty certain these brownies will be just what you’re looking for.

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Whoppers Brownies

April 26th, 2012

Yield: 12 brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup malted milk powder (I used Carnation)
1 1/2 cup Whoppers, chopped

For the Ganache

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl microwave-safe bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted.

3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add in flour and malted milk powder; stir until just combined.

4. Spread 1/2 the batter into prepared pan. Add an even layer of chopped Whoppers and cover with remaining 1/2 of brownie batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes; do not over bake.

5. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Before serving, prepare the ganache.

6. To make the ganache, pour the chopped chocolate into a medium mixing bowl, set aside. Pour the heavy cream into a microwave safe measuring cup (Pyrex) and microwave on high for about 1 minute or until bubbles begin to form on the surface. Take care to not overheat because the cream will boil over. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow it to sit for about 3 minutes. Use a small whisk to combine the mixture into a smooth chocolate glaze. Spoon the ganache over the brownies. If desired, top with additional chopped Whoppers.

Notes:

- I purchased the Whoppers at Target in movie theater sized boxes.
- Make sure you chop the Whoppers, they do harden a bit during the cooking process, so you don't want the pieces to be too big. However, if you pulverize them they'll completely disappear.
- Wait until just before serving to top your brownies with the ganache and additional chopped Whoppers.
- The brownies are very fudgy, make sure you allow them to cool completely before cutting into them.
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Debby Pucci April 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm

My daughters MIL loves Whoppers so I think this may be a good receipe for Mother’s Day!

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Paula April 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Happy Birthday to you Dad! If he sees this post he’s going to ask you to ship a batch of these to him. They look awesome.

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Katie April 26, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I think I am going to try this recipe with my left over Easter malted milk eggs. Your brownie recipe looks amazing!!!

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Tracy April 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I love a good fudgy brownie and these look perfect! I’ll have to pick up a box of Whoppers so I can give these a try!

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Becca - Cookie Jar Treats April 26, 2012 at 11:40 pm

These are probably the gooeyest and fudgiest brownies I have ever seen. My eyes are literally buggin out of my head!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 27, 2012 at 6:54 am

Oh my! These look fantastic! Yum!

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Blog is the New Black April 27, 2012 at 7:32 am

I’ve been on a huge brownie kick lately and I LOVE whoppers. So far I’ve only made cookies with them but I must make these STAT! I also have a whopper mousse I make that is to die for. Thanks for reminding me! ;)

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Cookbook Queen April 27, 2012 at 8:17 am

These look absolutely amazing!! My husband is crazy about Whoppers, so he would LOVE these!!

PS I just love your Dad’s gift requests.

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 27, 2012 at 8:25 am

Those look ridiculously moist and perfect!

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amanda @ fake ginger April 27, 2012 at 9:07 am

Oooh, I love whoppers! These look fantastic!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Pepper April 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

Wow, I haven’t had whoppers since I was a kid! Great recipe! Happy birthday to your Dad!

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Karrie at Electra Films April 27, 2012 at 9:32 am

These look amazing. Another UK reader here so it’s ‘Maltesers’ not ‘a Maltesers’ LOL. Do we keep back some of the 1 1/2 cups Maltesers for the garnish or do we need extra please?

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Karrie at Electra Films April 27, 2012 at 9:34 am

PS How do we get our Avatar on to your site’s comments please?

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thelittleloaf April 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Are Whoppers the same as Maltesers in the UK? These look SO yummy!

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Laurel April 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm

thelittleloaf, YES, Whoppers are the same as Malteasers only MUCH better! :)

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Elizabeth April 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts!

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Amber April 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm

My dad would love these too. I’d have to allow him about an inch by inch square because of his diabetes, but I’m pretty sure he’d savor every crumb.

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Shaina April 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I love Whoppers. My favorite Blizzard used to be Whopper with a shot of hot caramel on top. Ganache, malted milk balls, brownies. Add a scoop of ice cream and I’m there.

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Lynna H. April 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

D: LOVE WHOOPERS. OMGGG

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Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth April 28, 2012 at 12:57 am

What a great combination of fudgey brownies with malted milk balls ! I love anything with malt powder as an ingredient!

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Amy (SpinTheMeal) April 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Ohhhhh…..Whoppers! This brings me back to when I was a kid and LOVED these…so much that I had to take a break for a while. Love the idea of the malted milk powder along with the chopped Whoppers to add to the malted milk flavor. Great recipe!!!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Happy Birthday to your dad, those look so fudgy and delicious!

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Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking April 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Oh these look so amazingly sticky and delightful. Happy belated birthday to your dad!

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Villy @ For the love of Feeding April 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Scrumptious indeed!

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Taneesha April 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Gotta admit, being an Aussie, I was a little confused as to what “Whoppers” were. Indeed they are known at Malteasers here too and are one of my favourite treats. Cant wait to give these a try!

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Bizzy April 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm

You just made brownies, even better.

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Gugan April 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

what sugar did you use??

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Jamie April 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm

All sugar is granulated white sugar unless otherwise indicated within the recipe. Thanks for stopping by.
-Jamie

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Debra Kapellakis April 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

These look and sound super yummy. Here in Greece they are also know as Maltesers.

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Dad April 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Queen these look awesome, I need them baad, you also have very good followers on MBA, I got more birthday wishes from your readers than all of my friends. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend not just for the brownies but that does make the visit just a little bit sweeter.
Love, Dad
P.S.I STILL NEED LAMPS lol

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm

These look so delicious and decadent! Wonderful recipe.

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Stephanie May 1, 2012 at 1:26 am

such a great idea. Love this. Looks totally amazing.

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Ann P. May 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm

All hail the whopper! one very ingenious way to make a delicious brownie even more delicious!

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Olivia July 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Made these for a picnic yesterday, and they were a huge hit! the brownies are like fudge… so, so, so, so good. I will definitely make them again!

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Jamie July 6, 2012 at 10:22 am

Olivia-
Glad to hear you enjoyed them. Thanks for reporting back on your experience with the recipe.
-Jamie

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Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth October 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I love anything with malted milk and Whoppers are one of my favorites! I cannot wait to make these!

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what katie's baking October 29, 2012 at 11:26 pm

haha! puppy brownies… that’s a sad thought.
anyway, i’m glad these are whoppers brownies!!! they look sooo good!!

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JBR December 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Hi! I’m not sure if anyone will see this by tomorrow– I have a day off due to bad weather, and I want to make these tomorrow. Sadly, I have everything but the malted milk powder! Is there ANY substitute I can use? I do have Ovaltine. (It also contains starches and sugar, though.) Would it work in place? The only other thing I can even think of using is Guinness beer, which I also have. Any tips appreciated! If I skip it, is there anything I should put in place since it is 1/2 cup of ingredients?

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Megan July 29, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Hi just wondering if dark choclate is unsweetened chocalate?? As I can’t find any at the shops???

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Jamie September 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Hi Megan,
Dark Chocolate typically has a smaller amount of milk in it than milk chocolate, and typically not as much sugar. Unsweetened chocolate would not be correct, as this doesn’t have any milk or sugar in it at all. Typically you can find dark chocolate in bars meant for eating, in the same area as a milk chocolate bar. They’re typically marked with how much chocolate to milk ratio they have, i.e. 70% chocolate or 88% chocolate. From your message, it sounds like you might be in the UK. I believe Bourneville is a chocolate bar that Cadbury’s makes that would be correct.
-Jamie

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