Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Let's use me eating most of this before it was even cooled as proof of just how good it is. It's got everything in it; marshmallows, chocolate, maltesers and Ovalitine all contribute to a lusciously gooey, chewy texture and the awesome taste of malt, cookies and chocolate rolled into one. The picture you see above does not do these bars justice, so click on the link to the original recipe to see a much better one. 

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
(Adapted from Picky Palate)

1 stick unsalted butter, softened 113g
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup malted milk powder I used Ovaltine
1 1/2 cups crushed malt balls (Maltesers)
1 cup white chips
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini marshmallow bits I chopped up some mini marshmallows

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8×8 inch baking dish with foil that’s sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
2. Place butter and sugars into stand or electric mixer and cream until light and fluffy, at least 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla beating until well combined.
3. Place flour, baking soda, salt and malted milk powder into a large bowl, mixing to combine. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with 1 cup crushed malt balls, 3/4 cup white chips, chocolate chips and marshmallow bits. Beat on low until just combined.
4. Press dough into prepared baking dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup crushed malt balls and 1/4 cup white chips. Bake for 35-40 minutes until deep golden brown and baked through. Let cool for 20 minutes before removing from baking dish. Let cool completely before cutting into bars. Once cool, cut off 1/4 inch of the edges, then cut into bars.
Makes 9 bars

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