Swiss Snack-Bread, Butter and Ovaltine

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

"The chocolate drink Ovomaltine (known in the USA as "Ovaltine") originates in Switzerland and enjoys ongoing popularity, particularly with young people. Aside from being a beverage, the powder is also eaten sprinkled on top of a slice of buttered bread." Found this on wikipedia...not exactly a recipe, but worth a try! The ingrediant amounts can be adjusted to your liking.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 teaspoons ovaltine, powder


  1. Slice the bread on the bias about 1/2 an inch thick.
  2. Spread the butter over the bread slices.
  3. Sprinkle the butter with the Ovaltine Powder.
  4. Variations:.
  5. Toast bread.
  6. Use peanut butter instead of butter(this is American,not Swiss).


Most Helpful

Like lazyme, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this -- I like Ovaltine as a hot drink, but I didn't know how it would be as a bread sprinkle. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. In the spirit of using ZWT leftover stuff, I used momaphet's Recipe#114709 for the bread, and Debbwl's Recipe#404355 for the butter (very nice if you like chocolate and orange together). Thanks for posting! Made for the Emerald City Shakers for ZWT7

Muffin Goddess June 26, 2011

This was simple, to the point, and quite good. Didn't know the reaction here would be, but it sure worked out well for the 4 of us, as it made for a great football snack. Made for PRMR tag.

weekend cooker September 10, 2012

What a nice little snack!! I liked this more than I thought I would. I sprinkled the Ovaltine lightly, but will say where it was more concentrated was where I liked it best. I had no idea Ovaltine was from Switzerland! Made for ZWT - Count Dracula and His Hot Bites.

Kim127 June 30, 2011

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a