Whopper Cookie Bars

Whopper Cookie Bars: chewy malted milk cookie crust with a layer of fudge and crushed whopper candies!
Whopper Cookie Bars from www.shugarysweets.com
So these bars are over the top delicious.
Sometimes I post recipes that are great. And then sometimes there is a recipe that is PHENOMENAL. This is that kind of recipe.
Making a cookie base with malted milk powder (the original flavor stuff) adds a nice chewy base. Then top it with incredible fudge. 
YES fudge.
Oh, and you might as well add a box of chopped Whoppers too. (or save this recipe for after Halloween when you get all those goofy little packages of whoppers)!
After these bars set, some of the whoppers that are set deep in the fudge lose their crispiness. While you might think that is a bad thing….it’s so NOT bad at all. In fact, it enhances the chewy fudgy cookie!
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!


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


  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:



Serving Size:


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.

  2. Oh, holy hell! How am I only now discovering these??? These look amazing!! I LOVE Whoppers! I can’t wait to make these!!

  3. GENIUS!! I want these! Like now! Love whoppers, always have some stashed away for when cravings hit. Pinned!

  4. I LOVE whoppers. These are perfect. Now if I can only convince my husband that we *need* to hand out the Whopper packages for Halloween 🙂

  5. Have to be honest…I’m sick of all of the candy in cookies I see. Maybe because I think most miss the boat. But Whoppers? I’m a grown woman for crying out loud and if I come near them in the grocery store? In the cart they go. These look sinfully wonderful, a candy treat worthy of being reborn in a bar!

  6. Another delicious treat! Those look sooooo good! So good that I’m featuring you yet again at the party this week 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with me!

  7. Yes please! we always have whoppers this time of year and I’ll make myself sick eating them by the handful! This will be the perfect way to use them! Thanks for sharing, pinned!

  8. These look so delicious! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social link party and show off your blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/10/get-social-sunday_14.html

  9. I just made these and put them in the fridge to sit over-night (if I can wait that long!) can’t wait to try them – thanks for the recipe.

    1. So I cut them today and there are awesome! Sending them as care packages to 2 college students. I am sure they will enjoy them.

  10. How I wish I could get some malted milk powder! We do have Malteasers, though. At least we have that. These look SO good.

  11. Holy whopper yumminess! I was just at Walgreens and picked up a bag of Whoppers thinking that I would find something to do with them…and then I come across these bars on Pinterest… I’m still trying to pick up my jaw from the floor. I loooove these! And that cookies base sounds ahhh-mazing!

  12. Sweet! We have a box of whoppers sitting in the kitchen and I just knew I would find the perfect recipe to use them in. Pinned and can’t wait to try 🙂

    The Farm Girl

  13. Whoppers are one of my favorite candies! And I just purchased some malted milk powder for baking… Guess I’ll have to add these to my list 🙂


  14. I have said it before but dam you are dangerous! Really dangerous! Whopper cookie bars, yes please!! I love making your treats and serving them to my Husband, his eyes always lite up with joy and shock!!!

  15. Ooo, what are Whoppers? I’m intrigued? What’s the closest thing to sub with [as we don’t get Whoppers here]? As for the malted milk powder, I’m assuming this is the same thing as you find in the drinks aisle next to the hot chocolate where you mix it with boiling water usually at night before bed, is that right?

  16. Yum! Printing this one! Is the malted milk powder used in the cookie base the same thing as the Ovaltine in the topping or is that something different?
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Malted milk powder is similar to ovaltine. Ovaltine is chocolate flavored. You can usually find the original flavor right next to it in the grocery store, I buy Carnation brand. Hope this helps!

  17. My husband would love this! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Throwback Thursday. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-18.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. What the what!? I loooooove Whoppers. And I’m loving these bars even more so. And then you went and put straight-up fudge on top. I meeaaaaan, consider me done-for. These are heavenly.

  19. My mom would die for one of these bars!!! Whoppers are her favorite candy!! I’m going to email her your recipe right now! 🙂

  20. oh my goodness Aimee! Whoopers are one of my favorite candies! My grandpa always brings up a huge tin full of giant gourmet whoopers/malted milk balls for christmas time. Eating them always reminds me of him! I’ve never put them in a dessert before, but I love the cookie base of these, including malted milk powder. So lovely!

  21. I have always loved whoppers and malt flavor. It has been so long since I have had either…I better put them on my shopping list for these bars because chewy and fudgy bars is something I need to embrace!

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