Malted Milk Ball Krispie Treats

I realize it has been a while since I had made krispie treats.

I know.

Things haven’t felt quite right for a while now.



You see, I am completely addicted to krispie treats…My favorite recipe ever ever ever is THIS ONE.

But here’s the thing, my husband isn’t a krispie guy.  Or a marshmallow guy in general, so….

It was almost the reason we didn’t get married almost 11 years ago, but I was able to overlook that little imperfection.

I know, I know, I am really an adaptable person.


So I don’t make krispie treats as often as I would like.  The concessions I make in life really should be rewarded with jewelry and spa days.


Anyhow, while he isn’t a krispie treat guy, he IS a Whopper guy.  So I thought I would try and fix his krispie treat disorder by adding a bunch of his beloved malted milk balls into a big pan marshmallow coated cereal.

It didn’t work.

He just ended up eating all the Whoppers.


Whatever, more krispies for me.


Malted Milk Ball Krispie Treats…aka Whopper Krispie Treats


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These really are totally easy.

Just chop up some Whoppers…


And measure out 3/4 cup of malted milk powder…it changes the whole situation…

PhotobucketYou’re only gonna need about 4 cups of Rice Krispie cereal.

PhotobucketThen just go about your usual krispie making routine…

Until your marshmallows are ALMOST melted.  Then add in the milk powder…

You want to get that good and mixed in with the marshmallows, but you don’t want the marshmallows to burn!

PhotobucketAs soon as the malted milk powder and marshmallows are combined take the pot off the heat and add the cereal.  Stir that until it’s coated well with the marshmallow mixture, and then add in the malted milk balls.  You want to add these last, so the mixture cools slightly and doesn’t melt all the chocolate off of the balls.

PhotobucketQuickly press that into a 9×9 pan.  I always line my pan with foil for krispies, because it makes them easier to remove.  Just my personal preference.

PhotobucketLet them cool and that’s it!

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Malted Milk Ball Krispie Treats


Makes about 20 bars


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup malted milk powder
  • 4 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 2 cup chopped malted milk balls (I used Whoppers)


  1. Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. When butter is melted, add marshmallows and stir until almost completely melted.
  3. Stir in malted milk powder and remove from heat.
  4. Immediately stir in Cereal until coated in marshmallow mixture.
  5. Finally stir in malted milk balls.
  6. Press into prepared pan and let cool, about 20-30 minutes.
  7. Cut into squares when ready to serve.


Best if served same day.


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Annie @ Annie

These sound so delicious! Malted milk powder makes anything awesome and I’m definitely going to make these soon!!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

My husband is so the same! I LOVE Krispie treats and he doesn’t. Totally a good thing, more for me! These look delicious. WHoppers are from heaven.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

I love the simplicity to these, and yet they’re so pretty!! Love it!

Luv What You Do

Malt balls are the BEST!
I just made scotcharoos. Fun Rice Krispy bars are so much fun!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Love these. I am a RKTreat addict. I made it my mission to make the best ever RKTs and figured out my favorite end-all-be-all recipe last month. And now…I see these. And am thinking these could be the end all be all!

Annie @ Annie

I have a friend who is OBSESSED with malt flavoring. I’ve been trying to come up with something creative for her so this is perfect!

Summer @ Mallow and Co

Yea! I Iove your rice krispy posts! My husband’s starting to get over rice kripsy treats too because supposedly “I make them too often”… pshh, like that’s even possible. These photos are beautiful!

Emily ~SoDomesticated~

I heart krispy treats… heart them. Yum!

Cookbook Queen

Not a KRISPIE person or a Marshmallow person? How you ever made it down the aisle is beyond me. BEYOND.

Also, can I have his share?


Yum! 🙂


I actually didn’t think there were people in this world who didn’t like krispie treats…but I guess I can be wrong sometimes? My boyfriend thinks he doesn’t like cheesecake…WEIRDO. Might be a dealbreaker…we’ll see.


This looks like something right up my husband’s alley – and a perfect little treat to sneak into his gear before his upcoming deployment! Thanks!

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

in love with these!!


LOVE… I have an industrial sized container of malt powder that I like to sneak into all sorts of things!

Colleen @ What

I didn’t realize people didn’t like rice krispie treats. Doesn’t everyone love them??! 🙂 I can’t think of many people who wouldn’t love these ones!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

LOL I think its funny how hard we try to make things our family likes, I am telling you pigs will fly before my hubby eats what I bake. But then again, more for me.

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

You are seriously the krispie treat queen! Love this!

Brian @ A Thought For Food

These look magical! Haven’t made krispie treats in a while, but now i’m inspired!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

I haven’t had malted milk balls in AGES. I really need to remedy that. You are a freaking genius. (But you know that, right?)


You seriously are my hero!! Love your posts and your recipes, Cant wait to make this one!!
P.S almost the same reason I didnt marry my husband 😉


They look amazing, Shelly! And seriously. What is wrong with your hubby? Good thing he gives you his drumstick bottoms. That almost maybe makes up for it. Kind of.


bridget {bake at 350}

Oh, the sacrifices we make. They’re lucky we married them at all.

I’ve SO been craving things made with Whoppers lately. I think you really made these for ME! 😉


I LOVE the endless ingredients one can do with rice krispie treats!

Christina @ Oven Adventures

seriously ho do you NOT like rice krispie treats? it doesn’t even make sense. it would be hard to keep my face out of these.


These look amazing! I love this combo. Your husband is missing out on the rice krispie treats. 😉


Thank you for sharing your recipe. I hope I can make these soon. What are scotcheroos? I’ve not heard of them before. Thank you.

Sarah B.

I LOVE these! Oh my, I am in heaven. Need to make these SOON!! Thanks for posting. 🙂

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

My husband is a huge krispie treat fan, love these!

Diane {Created by Diane}

oh these look fabulous, I just love malted milk balls!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

Oh goodness I do miss malted milk. I used to love making hot chocolate with it, so good!

Carla @ Carlas Confections

Gorgeous photos! And as always, LOVE your combos! So perfect 🙂 I cant wait to try some of these!!!


Seriously!?!?!? You have just combined two of my all time favorite sweets – you’re a genius! Thank you!


What a great idea, thanks for the recipe! I love malt balls and am always on the lookout for a baked good that uses them. This recipe was delicious and really highlighted the malt flavor.

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

When my fiance and I first started dating, he warned me that he doesn’t really like marshmallows…or smores…
I gave him a once over and told him I’d have to think about things before starting a relationship (kidding but I did pitch a fit at him). But…I’ve caught him eating an entire bag of marshmallows! He eats Krispie treats like it’s his job! So…I guess I’ve swayed him to a more acceptable lifestyle (I’d like to believe it was me).
At least you two can share this treat! Looks SO yummy!

Taneith Lanyon

These look amazing – thankyou so much for sharing..

Happy Monday

Lucy Stone

OMG was looking for something to make with my son that would be too sweet for my husband and here it is!!! We will be making them tonight! Seriously, I married my husband because I don’t have to share the sweet things … and then I had a baby … be careful what you wish for! Thank God for school lol


When my husband doesn’t like the foods I like, I always tell him it just leaves more for me. This isn’t really a perfect solution, but it does mean I get all the chewy cookies.


Hi just found your site my family love krispie treats I have made date crispies for many years love to get new ideas. I live in UK are Whoppers similar to maltsers which are chocolate covered malt balls?


These would be great for easter also using the easter colored eggs. Thanks for the idea!