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…

Chopped malted milk balls next to a bowl of malted milk balls

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

Malted milk powder in a measuring cupYou’re only gonna need about 4 cups of Rice Krispie cereal.

Rice krispies in a liquid measuring cupThen 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!

Malted milk powder being added to a pan of melted marshmallow mixtureAs 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.

Chopped malted milk balls and rice krispies in a mixing bowl with melted marshmallow mixtureQuickly 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.

Malted milk ball rice krispie treats in a foil-lined panLet 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Apr 4, 2014 3:34 pm

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

Jul 3, 2013 7:39 pm

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?

Jan 16, 2013 12:32 am

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.

Lucy Stone
Jan 15, 2013 11:01 pm

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

Jan 14, 2013 2:47 am

These look amazing – thankyou so much for sharing..

Happy Monday

Jan 12, 2013 5:21 pm

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!

Jan 11, 2013 12:43 pm

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.

Jan 10, 2013 10:59 pm

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

Jan 9, 2013 12:27 pm

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

Jan 8, 2013 10:40 pm

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

Jan 8, 2013 8:07 pm

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

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

Jan 7, 2013 4:41 pm

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

Jan 7, 2013 3:25 pm

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.

Jan 7, 2013 2:17 pm

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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