How can make malted milk ball centers - not the chocolate covering? If I mix malted milk powder with any liquid it just melts into it. I don't have any way to compress the powder mechanically, which might work. There used to be pressed hard malted candies but I can't find them anymore.
The ingredients of Whoppers are:
SUGAR; CORN SYRUP; PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL; WHEY (MILK); MALTED MILK (BARLEY MALT; WHEAT FLOUR; MILK; SALT; SODIUM BICARBONATE); COCOA; CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: RESINOUS GLAZE; SORBITAN TRISTEARATE; SOY LECITHIN; SALT; NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR; CALCIUM CARBONATE; TAPIOCA DEXTRIN
I'm guessing that the sugar, corn syrup, palm kernel oil, cocoa, glaze, and lecithin are in the chocolate coating. This leaves you with a few things to play with for the filling. The wheat flour could be adding some bulk and helping to hold the filling together. However!
Tapioca dextrin... the plot thickens! Tapioca dextrin is a filler made from cassava that has almost no flavor. It is used as a bulking agent in things like sauces and dressings, but it is also used as a binding agent. One of it's main functions is to hold medication together in pills, so that could easily also be holding malted milk powder together in the filling.
- 4 egg whites
- 1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tarter
- 1/2 Cup White Sugar
- 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
- 4 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 5 Tbsp Malt Powder
- 2 Tbsp Turbinado Sugar
It is not a meringue. You heat the sugar, corn syrup, milk and malted barley(malted milk powder) together to 300 degrees. Hard candy stage. Remove from heat and add sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). It will rise 2-3 times in volume. Do not over stir. Poor onto a sill pad. And let cool for 10-20 min. It will have a light airy and crunchy texture. Break into pieces and coat with chocolate.