Malt Ball Cookie Dough Bars

These Malt Ball Cookie Dough Bars are no bake treats that are perfect for Spring! I used Robin Eggs malt balls, but you can use Whoppers too!

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No Bake Malt Ball Cookie Dough Bars...easy and ready for spring!

A few weeks ago I made some Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars, and my life changed.

Seriously, no bake cookie dough bars are going to be the next big thing. Move over cronut!

Okay, maybe it’s not that big of thing. After my family polished off the entire batch of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars I knew I had to try another flavor. I just happened to have several bags of colorful Robin Eggs in my pantry.

No Bake Malt Ball Cookie Dough Bars...easy and ready for spring!

Instead of eating handfuls of them at a time, I put them in today’s recipe. I also added some Rich Chocolate Ovaltine to the cookie dough. It added some chocolate flavor, and extra “malted” taste!

Do any of you buy Ovaltine? My kids have always LOVED it. Instead of buying gallons of chocolate milk or chocolate syrup…we use Ovaltine. It’s also great in homemade milkshakes!

And Ovaltine is full of vitamins. So basically what I’m getting at, is you can eat these cookie dough bars and get your vitamins. I mean, seriously, health food (reaching??).

If you can’t find Robin Eggs you can use Whoppers in this recipe. Add some colorful sprinkles on top of the chocolate and you’ve got a beautiful pop of color and fun!

Now, who’s ready for some REAL spring time weather? It’s not the same eating these colorful spring treats while the snow is falling outside! I’m ready to put my jackets and gloves away for awhile and enjoy some warm sunshine. Our Spring Break starts next week, and I am looking forward to turning off the computer (sorry friends) and enjoying the great outdoors! Be sure to follow me on Instagram so you can see what our adventure entails…..

No Bake Malt Ball Cookie Dough Bars...easy and ready for spring!

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Yield: 56 small squares

Malt Ball Cookie Dough Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Easy, no bake cookie dough bars packed with malt ball flavor!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Ovaltine (rich chocolate malted milk powder)
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup malted milk balls (Robin Eggs/ Whoppers), lightly crushed
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 56 malted milk balls for garnish


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until fully combined. Beat in vanilla and Ovaltine. Add flour and sweetened condensed milk, beat until blended. Fold in malt balls and semi sweet chocolate morsels.
  2. Press dough into an 8inch square foil lined baking dish.
  3. For the frosting, melt milk chocolate morsels with heavy cream in microwave safe dish for one minute. Stir and cook an additional 30 seconds until smooth. Spread over cookie dough.
  4. Add extra malt balls to top of frosting in rows (where you will eventually cut into bites).
  5. Refrigerate for 3 hours (or overnight). Cut into squares and enjoy.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

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Whoppers are one of my favorite candies….Here are some great Malt Ball recipes:


Chewy Malt Ball Cookies…can be made anytime of year using Whoppers too!


Whopper Cookie Bars…malted cookie base with a layer of fudge and crushed Whoppers. YUM.


Malt Ball Mini Cheesecakes…delicious individual cheesecakes topped with chocolate ganache and crushed malt balls.

More Malt Ball recipes from my favorite blogs….


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Posted on March 17, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. These look fantastic! I’m a huge cookie dough and malt ball fan. I will definitely be trying out this recipe! I never had Ovaltine as a kid, but I do enjoy sprinkling malted milk powder on top of my ice cream!

  2. What a delicious Easter treat! Anything “cookie dough” and you’ve got my full attention!

  3. Look at you and all of your malted desserts!!! These look so perfect for Spring (even though it doesn’t feel like it here!).

  4. Ooooh these look perfect! I cannot wait to give them a try! I love malted foods, and I very rarely see recipes for them….well until I found this post, now I have a lot 🙂 Robin eggs are amazing! I wish they sold them year round!

  5. I love that you just made cookie dough truffles in bar form, because they’re such a pain to dip in chocolate! I’m all about simplicity, and these look so easy and delicious. Robin eggs are my favorite Easter treat!

  6. dude ovaltine is my JAM! Also, after last summer, I am storing all the no-bake recipes I can find for Summer 2014. I NEED MY SWEETS but not in 95 degree weather. Ew. These look ahmazing though, and perfect for Easter coming up!

  7. Cookie dough truffle bars as the next big thing…YES!!!! I am totally jumping ship from rolling and dipping for now! And Ovaltine as healthy…I can get behind that for sure!!!

  8. These bars are adorable Aimee – love the Robin Eggs malt balls 🙂 This is such a fun cookie dough variation – they sound so good! Pinning 🙂

  9. I am totally in love with this fudge! And I think you argued a good case for this being healthy as well.

  10. These cookie dough bars have my name written all over them. Love seeing robin eggs being featured here – they are one of my favorite Easter candies!!

  11. Over the weekend I made a malt/malted milk ball recipe. But for like 3-4 weeks from now. I am loving how adorable those eggs are you used! Totally forgot those even existed 🙂 pinned

  12. Robin Eggs are my favorite easter candy – love this! And such a fun cookie dough variation!

  13. I’m about to jump on the cookie dough train. I just can’t stop thinking about different recipes! I love that you put the malt balls in these, I have a whole bag in my cabinet begging to be used!

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