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Malteser Squares

“Theme 9: Crunchy Cookbook Used: Home Bake Author: Eric Lanlard This book has been sitting on the shelf ever I bought it (probably a few months at least); so when I was in need of a crunchy recipe, that would be a dessert to take to my Grandma’s for afternoon tea, I finally arrived at...”

Malteser Squares

Malteser Squares

Theme 9: Crunchy
Cookbook Used: Home Bake
Author: Eric Lanlard

This book has been sitting on the shelf ever I bought it (probably a few months at least); so when I was in need of a crunchy recipe, that would be a dessert to take to my Grandma’s for afternoon tea, I finally arrived at this book.

So with all that chocolate, plus more chocolate, add some butter and golden syrup…. this ain’t no low fat slice! But it was Easter, so it was a special occasion to enjoy a morish slice. The digestive biscuits help to take some of the sweetness away, but also had a nice flavour of their own when combined with the chocolate.

For those international readers that don’t know what a Malteser are; “Maltesers consist of a roughly spherical malt honeycomb centre, surrounded by milk chocolate.” – Wikipedia

Malteser Squares

Eric Lanlard

100g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
3 tablespoons golden syrup
225g digestive biscuits, finely crushed
225g Maltesers

For the decoration:
100g Maltesers
50g white chocolate, melted
50g milk chocolate, melted

1. Grease a shallow 20cm square cake tin with extra butter, and line base and sides with baking paper. (I instead used one of those dispoable foil trays, as Nigella uses these when making fudge. Much easier to get your finish slice out of the tin).

2. In a medium pan, melt together the butter, milk chocolate adnd syrup, stirring together until smooth. Add the crushed biscuits and stir until well coated in the chocolate mix. Add the Maltesers and stir together quickly so that the chocolate covering on the outside of the Maltesers does not melt.

3. Tip into prepared tin, press into an even layer and chill until set.

4. Lift out of the tin, using the paper, (or just push out of the dispoable foil tray), and cut into small sqaures to serve.5. For a special occasion, before cutting, sprinkle with the chopped Maltesers, and drizzle with alternate lines of the melted white and melted milk chocolate.

Makes 20 small squares.

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17 comments on “Malteser Squares
  1. Mez - April 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I’m going to make these for the girls!!! Yum yum yummmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. deb @ bearheadsoup - April 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    These look really good…and easy. Added to my to-cook list!

  3. Allan - May 1, 2011 at 12:35 am

    ah, MALTESERS!!!! yum!!!

  4. Dmarie - May 1, 2011 at 1:34 am

    oh, my, that looks absolutely yummy!

  5. kristy @ ksayerphotography - May 1, 2011 at 7:36 am

    My sister would love this! Perhaps I should make her some – at a price, of course 😛

  6. msihua - May 1, 2011 at 10:50 am

    WOW! Look how delicious sticky it all is! I want some, thanks Shellie!

  7. Hannah - May 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Shellie, this is fantabulous! I used to love eating Malteasers, and you’ve completely reignited my craving. I’m going to the shops soon to buy veggies… methinks a certain red candy packet will make its way into my basket too 😀

  8. CateCanCook - May 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    They certainly look crunchy!!! Yummy too!!!

  9. Martyna (Wholesome Cook) - May 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Oh my goodness! More chocolate! They look sooo good I’m craving already!

  10. leigh - May 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I have to admit that I could eat maltesers until they come out of my ears – I love them! These look just as good too!

  11. Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc - May 3, 2011 at 12:21 am

    This looks sinfully delightful. Malterser used to be one of my favourite chocolate snacks as a kid, and this is my first time seeing it being incorporated into a dessert. An awesome idea. I can’t make this for myself, but I’m bookmarking this for future parties:) Kid and adults will love this!

  12. penny aka jeroxie - May 4, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Looks yummy and easy to make… I have a lot of catching up when I get back

  13. Jaye - May 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Wow! These look yummy! I LOVE malteasers! Nice one!

  14. Johanna GGG - May 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

    ooh these look so decadent – this is a treat fit for a prince (if you followed the royal wedding cakes as I did) – have made versions of this but not with maltesers and now I really really want to – am sure you were the favourite grandchild when your grandmother tasted these

  15. Susan - May 13, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Oh i haven’t had maltesers for ever. This would be a great slice I am sure.

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