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