Whopper Cookie Bars

Whopper Cookie BarsChewy malted milk cookie crust topped with a layer of whopped candy filled fudge. Part candy, part cookie, these bars are full of chocolate malt flavor.

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Whopper Candies

Whoppers are high on my list of favorite candies. Sweet chocolate melts in your mouth to give way to the crunchy malt balls.

I had plans to add some chopped up whoppers to my next batch of Chocolate Fudge. Then, thinking about the crunchiness of the whopper candy mixed with the soft texture of fudge, I decided it would be even better with a cookie crust!

Some malted milk powder in the cookie layer and more in the fudge, makes these taste like a chocolate malt shake! The finished bars have the ideal balance of chewy, soft and crunchy textures; they’re also incredibly rich and satisfyingly sweet.

If you’ve never baked with malted milk powder, you’ll be amazed by how much unique flavor it adds! I seriously love these Whopper Cookie Bars and I hope you do too.

Ingredient Notes

  • Crisco – The cookie base calls for shortening. It gives the cookie a chewy and fudgey texture you can’t quite replicate with butter.
  • Malted milk powder – Use regular (plain) malted milk powder, not the chocolate kind, for the cookie layer. Ovaltine ( or another chocolate malted milk powder) powder goes in the fudge topping. If you can’t find this ingredient, check out this guide for how to make homemade malted milk powder as a substitute.
  • Candies- Along with chocolate morsels, you’ll need a full box of whoppers or another chocolate melted malt ball candy. These should be slightly chopped first (see “Tips & Tricks “below).

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Make the cookie crust

Beat the crisco, milk and brown sugar until combined. Add egg and beat again. Slowly beat in malted milk powder, flour, salt and baking soda.

Press the cookie dough into a large baking sheet with one inch sides. Bake for 18-20 minutes until browned. Remove from oven.

STEP 2. Make the fudge

While the cookie is baking, heat sweetened condensed milk over low heat. Add in milk chocolate and heat until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in ovaltine powder.

When the cookie crust is ready, remove the pan from the oven and pour in the fudge mixture.

STEP 3. Whopper topping

Press the chopped whoppers into the top layer of the fudge. Refrigerate the bars for at least 2 hours or up to overnight before cutting and serving.

Tips and Tricks

  • How to chop whoppers: pour the candy into a large ziploc bag. Lay the bag on a cutting board and use a heavy frying pan to give the candies a few thuds. You don’t want them pulverized; it’s ok if there are still some whoppers in tact!
  • Storing: Keep these bars covered in the fridge. They taste great cold!
  • I used a 15 x 10 inch baking pan to make these bars. Make sure your pan has rims that are at least 1 inch high.

Anyone who loves an old fashioned chocolate malt is going to love these bars. All the taste of Whoppers and Cookies in one treat!

Yield: 48

Whopper Cookie Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Whopper Cookie Bars: chewy malted milk cookie crust with a layer of fudge and crushed whopper candies!

Ingredients

For the Cookie Base:

  • 3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 2 Tbsp skim milk
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup malted milk powder (Original, not chocolate)
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

For the Topping:

  • 12oz pkg milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 can ((14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup Ovaltine chocolate malt powder
  • 12oz box Whoppers, slightly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat crisco, milk and brown sugar until combined. Add egg and beat until fully combined. Slowly beat in malted milk powder, flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Press cookie dough into a large baking sheet with one inch sides. I used a 15 1/2 x 10inch pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes until browned. Remove from oven.
  4. Meanwhile, in large sauce pan, heat sweetened condensed milk over low heat. Add in milk chocolate and heat until smooth, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and whisk in ovaltine powder. Pour into prepared cookie crust.
  5. Pour whoppers into a large ziploc bag. Lay bag on a cutting board and whack it 2-3 times with a frying pan. Don’t pulverize the whoppers, and it’s okay if some are still whole. Press whoppers into fudge layer.
  6. Refrigerate cookies for 2 hours or overnight. Cut into squares. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

*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 October 11, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. I made these with a few tiny adjustments. I used real butter, dark chocolate for the fudge topping, with a pinch of salt added and only plain malted milk powder in both the base and the topping, for maximum maltiness. I got requests for the recipe, which I figure is the highest praise.
    Thanks for the fabulous recipe!!

    1. You can use butter, but the crisco gives these cookie bars a nice texture to hold the fudge and whoppers.

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