Cherry Chip and Malted Brownies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24 brownies


Cherry Chip and Malted Brownies are a twist on the original chewy, fudgy brownie. These tasty treats are chock full of pieces of cherry and a hint of malted milk. Created by Catherine Ebalo of East Moline, Illinois.


  • 2 jars (6 oz. each) maraschino cherries without stems, drained, liquid reserved
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 jar (13 oz.) 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-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 Cherry Drizzle, (recipe follows)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Coarsely chop maraschino cherries; set aside.

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.

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.

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.

cherry chip & malted brownie

by B. Barbara , Bowling Green, KY on Jan. 2010

I wouldn't call them a brownie. But they are a very good snack cake especially around Washington's birthday when you want a cherry recipe.

Very Good!

by C. Cindy , GREEN BAY, WI on May. 2008

I made these over the weekend for a BBQ we had for my husband's model railroad club. Very good and very moist. They were a hit. Will make again.

Cherry chip Brownies

by j. jessica , KINGWOOD, WV on Apr. 2008

I'm not fan of cherries, so I left hem out. It turned out just fine.. Very good!!!

Cherry Chip and Malted Brownies

by J. J , FRANKLIN, PA on Apr. 2008

I just made these brownies... In a word GREAT. We sure enjoyed them. I will be making these again and they were simple .

Cherry Chip and Malted Brownies

by p. patricia , LUFKIN, TX on Apr. 2008

This is so easy and very good.I make this for my grandkids.They told me to thow all my recipes of Brownies away and make these for them. I guess I be makeing these again.

cherry chip and malted brownies

by M. Maryann , COATESVILLE, PA on Mar. 2008

I made this recipe for my grandmom and her friends at the nursing home and the ladies loved them.

one of my favorites

by c. carla , BELLE FOURCHE, SD on Apr. 2007

This is so very good and pretty easy too make too. My kids just love to help with is one and especially love to eat the cherry for the brownies. This is now one of my favor is now!!

Now this is what you're looking for in a dessert!

by S. Susan , GRASS LAKE, MI on Jan. 2006

Fabulous combination of my family's favorite flavors. They went wild over dessert, and demanded I make this recipe again over the weekend! These brownies take the cake! Thanks so much for sharing.

Cherry Chip and Malted Brownies

by E. Elizabeth , STEVENSVILLE, MI on Feb. 2005

We loved the malt flavor of the brownies but I did chop the cherries very finely so that we would taste the flavor but not notice the pieces themselves. Good recipe.

Delightfully different

by C. Charlene , LOGANSPORT, IN on Feb. 2005

Made these for my study group and the combination of cherries and malt was quite unique-everyone said this could be a repeat!