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Cherry Chip and Malted Brownies

Cherry Chip and Malted BrowniesThese delicious brownies are a twist on the original chewy, fudgy brownie and are chock-full of pieces of maraschino cherries and a hint of malted milk. Created by Catherine Ebalo of East Moline, Illinois.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (6-ounce) jars maraschino cherries without stems, drained, 1 teaspoon liquid reserved
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 (13-ounce) jar NESTLÉ CARNATION Chocolate Malted Milk Powder
3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

Cherry Drizzle:
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon reserved cherry liquid

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Brownies: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Coarsely chop maraschino cherries; set aside.
  2. Beat 3/4 cup butter in large mixer bowl on high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add in malted milk; beat until mixture is crumbly. Beat in eggs, 3 tablespoons reserved cherry liquid and almond extract. Beat in flour just until combined. Fold in chopped cherries and morsels. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Drizzle brownie with Cherry Drizzle. Cut into bars.
  4. For Cherry Drizzle: Combine 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon reserved cherry liquid in small bowl; stir. Add enough additional reserved cherry liquid to make glazing consistency.

Makes 24 brownies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories: 270 Calories from Fat: 100 Total Fat: 11 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 45 mg Sodium: 110 mg Carbohydrates: 38 g Dietary Fiber: 4 g Sugars: 25 g Protein: 5 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.