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Chocolate Malt Brownie Parfait in a Jar

Fun and fabulous Chocolate Parfaits that are perfect to take on picnics or to birthday parties at the beach! These Brownie in a Jar treats are loaded with layers of Chocolate Malt goodness and heavenly cream, then neatly packaged for wherever you may roam.

Chocolate Malt Brownie Parfait in a Jar

Chocolate Malt Brownie Parfait in a Jar. If picnic baskets could smile… these little beauties would have them beaming with delight!

In springtime we all feel the need to get outside. We head to the park, the beach, the mountain trail, and we pack food to take along …often boring food.

This season, let’s boycott boring picnic baskets and load a little excitement in our coolers.  These individually wrapped Chocolate Parfaits are tons of fun and oh so delicious. They’re great for a take-along birthday party, a romantic dinner in the park, even a surprise treat for your coworkers.

Chocolate Malt Brownie Parfait in a Jar

As if a brownie in a jar wouldn’t make just about anyone happy, these Chocolate Malt Brownie Parfait in a Jar are topped with ridiculous amounts of chocolate malt flavor in both the chocolate malt pudding and chocolate malt whipped cream. Then just for kicks, the chocolate parfaits are adorned with a hefty dollop of fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Chocolate Malt Brownies

Seriously. You will smile. Big time. And so will your friends and family.

Speaking of smiles, these Chocolate Malt Brownie Parfait in a Jar are extremely easy to make. Using packaged brownie mix and pudding mix, the only thing you’ll be making from scratch is whipped cream. You could substitute cool whip to make them even easier, but let’s face it, there’s no real substitute for fresh whipped cream.

Chocolate Malt Brownie Parfait in a Jar

Make sure to fasten a paper napkins and disposable spoon to each jar for convenience. Then pack your chocolate parfaits in a cooler when you leave the house. Have Fun!!

Chocolate Malt Brownie in a Jar

Yield: 12 jars

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 30 minutes


For the Brownie:

  • 17.6 ounces package brownie mix
  • 1-2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water

For the Chocolate Malt Pudding:

  • 3.4 ounce package instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder

For the Chocolate Malt Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  • 1 chocolate bar
  • vegetable peeler
  • 12 half-pint mason jars
  • 12 cocktail-size paper napkins
  • 12 disposable spoons
  • ribbon or twine


  1. For the Brownies: Preheat the oven and mix the brownie batter as directed on the package. Use 1-2 eggs to determine a cake-like or fudgy consistency.
  2. Spray the inside of the jars with non-stick spray or brush with oil. Measure 1/4 cup batter into each jar. Place all jars on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions, minus 5 minutes. (Usually 30-35 mins.) Test with a toothpick--if it comes out clean, they're done.
  3. For the Chocolate Malt Pudding: Mix the pudding according to package directions incorporating 1/2 cup malted milk powder. Refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. For the Chocolate Malt Cream: Whip 1 1/2 cups heavy cream with 1/4 cup malted milk powder, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 Tb. cocoa powder. Whip to a firm consistency then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. For the Whipped Cream: Whip the remaining heavy cream with 1/3 cup powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. To assemble: Allow the brownies to cool completely before adding the layers. Neatly add a little less than 1/4 cup scoop of pudding (3 tablespoons) to each jar. Followed by the same amount of chocolate malt cream. Top each jar with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings. (Use a veggie peeler to shave the chocolate bar.)
  7. Place the seal over each jar followed by a paper cocktail napkins. Then twist the ring on--you may need to tap it down due to the napkin. Use ribbon or twine to attach a spoon. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

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67 Responses to “Chocolate Malt Brownie Parfait in a Jar”

  1. Priyankaposted March 19, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Wow heavenly….its so tempting. Great idea and lovely photos….m hungry for them


  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted March 19, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Gotta love a parfait in a jar! Yum!


  3. Belinda @zomppaposted March 19, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Sounds like perfect happiness in a jar!


  4. Katarinaposted March 19, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Wow, this sounds so delicious!


  5. Lizposted March 19, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Every layer looks delicious!!! Totally yummy idea!


  6. 30A EATSposted March 19, 2012 at 7:31 am

    WOW! You went above and beyond! These look irresistible, inspirational and divine! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Joan Hayes@chocolate and moreposted March 19, 2012 at 7:55 am

    These are adorable, tempting and perfect! I love desserts in jars, provides ease with serving and portion control! And what a yummy combination. Pinned.


  8. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted March 19, 2012 at 8:03 am

    So pretty and I can’t imagine how delicious they are! Love it!


  9. soniaposted March 19, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Hi Sommer,
    The brownie parfait cudnt look better than this. Loved the addition of candles. Have a good day…Cheers, Sonia


  10. Gina @ Running to the Kitchenposted March 19, 2012 at 8:23 am

    While I’m drooling over the parfaits themselves, I’m also super jealous of that amazing jar stash you have!


  11. Kiri W.posted March 19, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Holy cow, does it get any better? I love malts, and with a brownie? Yummm. Gorgeous presentation :)


  12. Ambikaposted March 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Such beautiful treats! These look so fun & festive, loved the idea!


  13. Courtney @ Bake. Eat. Repeat.posted March 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Oh these look fabulous! The Mr. loves anything with malt. Can’t wait to try this and surprise him!


  14. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted March 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

    these are so adorable!!!


  15. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted March 19, 2012 at 9:57 am

    So decadent! I wouldn’t be able to resist eating the whole thing. Looks marvelous!


  16. Cassieposted March 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Such a fun dessert, Sommer! I love the layers. And I love malt. These are perfect!


  17. Heleneposted March 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I really want to make these at a party. Love it!


  18. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchenposted March 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Ahhh…these look amazing! Each layer just gets better & better!!


  19. shelly (cookies and cups)posted March 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

    These are adorable!! And yummy!


  20. Gwenposted March 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Good grief, those look amazing. I’m thinking these would be perfect to take on a Father’s Day picnic!
    Thanks for the fun idea.


  21. Suzanneposted March 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

    So cute for a party or picnic, love it. Thanks for sharing and lovely photos.


  22. Lyndaposted March 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Adorable and delicious looking! Any chocoholic would love these. And I’m in flavor if homemade whipped cream too.


  23. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted March 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Wow! I want to dip a spoon into a jar of your fabolous brownie!! What a wonderful and Sweeeeeeetttt recipe! Yum!!


  24. Deannaposted March 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I love malted anything. I have to dig out my mason jars for these.


  25. Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything}posted March 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    these sounds like happiness is a jar! I can easily make a couple for play-dates at the park. Thanks for sharing Sommer


  26. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted March 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    love this!


  27. Katie@cozydeliciousposted March 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Oh wow! These look awesome! And portable too, and cute! And I am sure they are super tasty. I just can’t get over how adorable they are.


  28. Dmarieposted March 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Spicy, this recipe is yet another reason that you should have a published book!!


  29. Pattyposted March 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Such a fun and creative dessert for a picnic basket, love it!


  30. Jeanetteposted March 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, what a treat. I can’t see anyone turning one of these down. I like the one with the candle – a portable birthday treat!


  31. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted March 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Now that’s what I need! I’ve been having the craziest chocolate cravings.


  32. torviewtorontoposted March 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    looks wonderful delicious brownie parfaits


  33. Kristenposted March 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    What delicious in a jar treats! I love the combination of all the flavors. So good!


  34. Nishaposted March 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Love your presentation & pictures … great idea, and neatly packaged, indeed!


  35. Choc Chip Uruposted March 20, 2012 at 12:39 am

    These look stunning! I love that these cute lil babies are in a jar – yum :D

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Come to my Tea Party


  36. Michelle Torresposted March 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

    These look amazing!!!!! I am going to make these very soon! Thank you for sharing…. I love eating anything out of a jar, but anything chocolate ROCKS!!!!!!


  37. Tricia @ Saving room for dessertposted March 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

    So cute! You are a very smart, creative baker. And your photos are fantastic – once again!


  38. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted March 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I don’t know how to put this without sounding like a creep but these brownies in a jar have turned me on. My gosh, yum!


  39. Rowaida Flayhanposted March 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Looks amazingly delicious! love your recipe Sommer
    Thank you


  40. Lizaposted March 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Beautiful jars!!!


  41. Jersey girl cooksposted March 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    You make everything look so beautiful! These look so yummy.


  42. kim/reluctant renovatorposted March 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Those look amazing. I gained 3 pounds just from oogling the photos.


  43. Kellyposted March 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    These look absolutely sinful! Gorgeous!


  44. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted March 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Perfect celebratory jars filled with yummyness!! I love how cute those packaging looks :)


  45. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Toothposted March 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I love anything with malt flavor and in a jar! These look like so much fun!


  46. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted March 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I love everything about this! All the layers sound amazing! And so pretty!


  47. Steve @ HPDposted March 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    weird timing … just made hot chocolate cakes in mason jars … cheers!


  48. Fresh and Foodieposted March 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Oh lord. I love malt anything, but with brownies? HELLO! These look fabulous.


  49. Kim Beeposted March 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    These are adorable. I love all things in jars. If it’s chocolate all the better.


  50. JulieDposted March 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Very cute! I love these!


  51. I just want to eat!posted March 30, 2012 at 6:37 am

    This looks great! Love it!


  52. Joan Hayes@chocolate and moreposted April 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I’ve just recently found malt powder in our stores, can’t wait to try this out, yummy!


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  55. Roxana | Roxana's Home Bakingposted October 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    These have been on my mind since you shared them a couple of months ago Sommer.
    Today I just linked to them in my 100 chocolate recipes round-up


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  59. Michelleposted December 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    How far ahead of time can this be made? I would need to make this about 2 days before my event! Thanks.


    • Sommer — December 16th, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

      Hi Michelle, That should be fine. Screw the lids on tight and refrigerate. :)


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