Malt Ball Fudge

This Malt Ball Fudge recipe is made with Ovaltine powder and chopped Whoppers candies. Crunchy malt balls make smooth chocolate fudge even better!

I love adding candy to fudge. Try my M&M’S® Fudge and my Cadbury Egg Fudge recipes next!

Malt Ball Fudge: easy delicious fudge recipe with WHOPPERS and Ovaltine! YUM

Why This Fudge is Best

  • Malted milk powder adds a toasty grain flavor to the rich fudge.
  • You’ll love the combination of smooth and crispy textures.
  • It’s easy to make with no special equipment needed.
  • The perfect fudge for Whopper’s candy fans!

I cant help it: I am obsessed with fudge. There are endless combinations of flavors to make!

Today’s Malt Ball Fudge comes with a hint of sweet grain flavor that sets it apart. Like a malted milkshake in fudge form!

Ingredient Notes

This recipe starts by boiling butter, heavy cream and sugar to create a candy base. You’ll also need:

  • Ovaltine – You can use any brand of chocolate malted milk powder here.
  • Marshmallow fluff – Also sold as a”marshmallow cream”, it gives the fudge its smooth consistency.
  • White chocolate chips – These are melted and combined with the fluff and Ovaltine for a perfect creamy chocolate quality.
  • Malted milk balls – We use crushed Whoppers candies in this fudge!
Malt Ball Fudge: make a pan of this easy, delicious fudge today!

Tips and Tricks

  • To smash the Whoppers, place them in a gallon sized zip top bag. Use a rolling pin or mallet to crush them into large chunks. Some variety in size of the pieces is best.
  • Boil the butter, cream and sugar mixture on the stove for a full 4 minutes. Stir constantly, keeping the mixture at a rolling boil.
  • Use a stand mixer or beaters to combine the boiled sugar mixture with the marshmallow fluff, Ovaltine and white chocolate. Keep mixing until everything is smooth and combined.
  • The fudge sets up quicker if chilled in the refrigerator. You can leave it at room temperature, but it will take a couple of hours longer to reach a firm slice-able consistency.

Recipe FAQs

How long does malt ball fudge stay good?

Fudge with malt powder tastes best if eaten within 1 to 2 days. After that, the whoppers will begin to get soft.

What is malted milk powder?

Malted milk powder is a product of malt grains including barley and wheat. It’s combined with milk, then dehydrated and used to add sweetness and body to milk, milkshakes and recipes like this one!

Can I use milk chocolate chips instead?

I don’t recommend making this with milk or dark chocolate. The chocolate flavor will overpower the malt.
As written, the recipe has a nice balance of chocolate and malt flavor. You don’t notice the flavor of the white chocolate since it’s combined with the Ovaltine.

Malt Ball Fudge: easy delicious fudge recipe with WHOPPERS and Ovaltine! Year round treat!

Sweet and loaded with malted milk balls, this easy Malt Ball Fudge is going to become your new obsession!

Yield: 64 pieces

Malt Ball Fudge

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes


  • 12 ounce box Whoppers, roughly 2 ½ cups
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 11 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • ¼ cup chocolate ovaltine (malted milk powder)


  1. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place whoppers in a large Ziploc bag. Smash them gently (not into fine pieces, but into large chunks). Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat butter, sugar, salt and heavy cream over medium high heat. Bring to a rolling boil while stirring constantly. Set timer and boil for a full FOUR minutes (keep stirring).
  4. Place white chocolate morsels, marshmallow cream and Ovaltine in a large mixing bowl. Pour boiling butter mixture over morsels. Turn electric mixer on medium and combine until white chocolate is melted and smooth. Fold in 1 ½ cup of crushed Whoppers.
  5. Pour into prepared dish. Top immediately with remaining 1 cup of crushed whoppers, pressing them into the fudge. Refrigerate (or allow to set at room temperature) for 3 hours. Cut into bites and serve. Best if eaten within 24-48 hours. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on May 26, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Martha Slate, I thought the same thing but if you look to the right of the recipe, you will see a bar that you can move up and down with your cursor to see the rest of the recipe. Hope this helps. 🙂

  2. This recipe sounds amazing! Unfortunately, a Google ad is covering half of the directions, making the recipe totally useless! So very sad.

  3. I’m not a fan of white chocolate. Is it worth it for this recipe? How would chocolate chips change the recipe? (Would they overpower the malt flavor?) Thanks!

    1. Chocolate would totally overpower this recipe. There is enough Ovaltine in here to give it some chocolate malt flavor and not white chocolate!

  4. I’ve made this twice. The first batch I scooped out 1.5 cups of the crushed Whoppers and realized too late that I saved 1 c of malt ‘dust’for the top. Oops! I did not make that mistake the second time! I was excited to see this recipe as I will share it with my many siblings for a Christmas gift and Whoppers was one of our late father’s favorite. Thank you for this great recipe.

    1. Cocoa powder is unsweetened unlike Ovaltine, so it definitely would make a difference. Ovaltine also has a malted flavor. You might be better off taking some of your malt balls, pulsing them into a fine powder in your food processor and using that!

  5. I bet everyone was just jealous of all the amazing things you have in your pantry!! Congrats on selling your house- and good luck finding one!!

  6. Yay! Congrats on selling your house! I am also in the process of moving (from one apt to another) and I am with you on the cleaning out the pantry. Might I say though, that if your pantry created these wonderful pieces of fudge, that you must have the most MAGICAL pantry in all the land! 😉

  7. Vitamin fudge! I love it! I can’t wait to try this. That malted milk ball flavor is so stinkin’ good!

  8. I spotted this recipe on Pinterest and almost died. So much goodness! Pinned.

  9. Your baking pantry sounds like one for a commercial kitchen! haha Congrats on selling your house! This fudge sounds delicious with all that malt flavor, and I love that you used Ovaltine in it. 🙂

    1. I know, it’s quite ridiculous! Hopefully my next kitchen has plenty of pantry space!

  10. Looks oh so good! My kids would have this gone in no time flat! Pinned.
    Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

  11. This sounds awesome!

    If I was looking at someone’s house and they had 2 pantries, I would be like SOLD!!! And if they’re not bakers or cooks, I’m sure they’re inspired by your kitchen. Wanna know something creepy? The people we sold our last house to…they decorated it the EXACT same way we had it. We saw photos on Facebook. Creepy, right?! Don’t stalk your buyers, lol. she even had a tray of cookies in the kitchen! I’mma be worried if she starts a blog, too!

    Anyway, congrats again on your house selling!

  12. I love this Malt Ball fudge! As soon as I saw it on Instagram, I knew it would be a winner!

  13. I went through a malt/malt ball phase over the winter hardcore 🙂 I was so into it! Seeing this makes me crave it again. Looks delish! Pinned

  14. Oh, no. You used Ovaltine (a.k.a. my childhood obsession)! Now I have to make these. Darn it!
    Congrats on selling the house! More adventures to come, right?

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