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Chocolate Shortbread with Pumpkin Malt Balls

    These fusion bars of rich cocoa, crisp chocolate shortbread with pumpkin malt balls are an interesting twist on a classic shortbread bar. They make a perfect Thanksgiving treat.


    Also try Shortbread Cookies, Chocolaty Banana Fun-da-Middles or Strawberry Shortbread Bars.

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    Chocolate Shortbread Bars with Pumpkin Malt Balls

    Spice up these shortbread bars with pumpkin malt balls or regular malt balls.
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Course Bars
    Cuisine American
    Servings 24 Bars
    Calories 311 kcal


    For the Shortbread

    • 2 Cups Powered Sugar
    • 1 ½ cups Butter
    • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
    • ¾ cups unsweetened cocoa powder

    For the Fudgy Layer

    • 1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz
    • 12 oz Chocolate Chips 1 bag
    • 1 bag of Pumpkin Malt Balls


    • Preheat oven to 325 °F
    • Combine sugar and butter in a bowl with a paddle attachment. Add in flour, cocoa and vanilla.
    • Press into a foil lined 9 x 13 inch pan and bake for 20 minutes.
    • Take out of the oven and allow shortbread crust to cool, leaving it in the baking pan.
    • In the meantim heat sweetened condensed milk in microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Pour over crust.
    • Crush Pumpkin Malt Balls and sprinkle over fudgy layer. Place in fridge for 2 hours.
    • Remove from pan and cut into 2 x 2 squares. Serve with a tall glass of milk!


    Serving: 1bar | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


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    Author: Susan Queck
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    Susan Queck

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    15 thoughts on “Chocolate Shortbread with Pumpkin Malt Balls”

    1. Whaaaaat? Pumpkin malt balls? Why aren't these in my life, Karyn? WHY!? Also, I, too, am freaking out over Thxgiving. Sure, mine isn't on Sunday like yours (eek!) but I have NO idea what kind of stuffing I want to make, nor desserts. A dessert blogger stumped with dessert options? The nerve! Anyway, you can't go wrong with all-American apple pie, or pumpkin, but I think I'm going to do a mixed berry galette, too. Keep it simple and crust-y hehe 🙂

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