How To Make Fudgy & Gooey Malteser Brownies
Rich dark chocolate and cocoa brownies filled with delicious Maltesers; these brownies are not only gooey, tasty and irresistible but they’re also mouth-watering and very easy to make. Find out how to make them below!
Brownies, Maltesers and a gooey fudgy texture are the secret ingredients to the perfect dessert! I just love Maltesers and these brownies are my dream come true! Yes, if you’re tired of standard chocolate brownies, then say hello to this super easy Malteser brownies recipe.
It’s both fudgy and gooey, rich and indulgent; Malteser fans get ready… you’re really going to enjoy this!
Why You’ll Love These Malteser Brownies
- The Texture: These brownies are ultra-gooey and fudgy, there’s no cakey brownies on this site! They’re just so soft yet hold together well. When baked the chocolate Maltesers harden like honeycomb and provide a contrasting crunch to this gooey brownie mixture.
- Super Quick & Easy: This recipe only needs to bake in the oven for 25 minutes, you can make these in no time. You don’t need any special ingredients or equipment, sounds great right?
- Rich Flavours: I’m sure you all know by now that I love brownies that’s dark and rich, these brownies aren’t too sweet but has an indulgent and addictive flavour.
- Make It For Easter: Every Easter Maltesers brings out their delicious Malteser bunnies, you can add them to this brownie recipe for special occasions like Easter.
Watch How To Make Malteser Brownies
So, how do you make this delicious treat I hear you ask!
Below are the few ingredients needed to make this recipe, you can buy the ingredients at your local supermarket or online. If you want to use Malteser Bunnies, you’ll have to wait till Easter for the supermarkets to stock them or you can get them online here at Amazon – I don’t know how but luckily for us Amazon have everything!
- Dark Chocolate: Please, please, please don’t use milk chocolate. Dark chocolate creates a rich flavour for the brownies, the darker the chocolate the better!
- Butter: You can use either salted or unsalted butter to make these brownies. Salted butter adds a bit of saltiness.
- Sugar: I used caster sugar which is whisked with eggs and vanilla until the mixture turns pale and frothy.
- Egg: Use eggs at room temperature, any size eggs are fine to use.
- Plain Flour: Plain flour gives structure to the brownies.
- Vanilla: Using vanilla is optional but the addition really makes a huge difference. This right here is my favourite vanilla extract, that I use all the time in my baking.
- Cocoa Powder: This cocoa powder tops pretty much all cocoa powders ever to exist! I just love it, it has a fine rich flavour.
- Maltesers: Maltesers has a chocolate coating and a malted milk centre. If you want to use Malteser bunnies for Easter, you can either cut them into chunks and add them into the brownie mixture or drizzle melted chocolate on top of the baked brownie and place the bunnies on top. Wait for Easter for the bunnies to be sold in shops or get them all year round on Amazon.
How To Make Malteser Brownies
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make these gooey Malteser brownies, full instructions are on the recipe card at the bottom. Don’t forget to check out the video too!
I always start off by preheating my oven to 180°C (gas mark 4, 350°F). Then in a small mixing bowl dark chocolate and butter are added and heated till melted.
I like to melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave on a medium to high heat stopping after every 10 seconds or so, giving the mixture a stir each time. If you want, you can melt the butter and chocolate in a pan on the cooker.
In a separate mixing bowl, place the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric whisk, whisk the mixture until it becomes frothy, turns pale and has doubled in size.
The cooled melted butter and dark chocolate mixture is poured over the whisked eggs, vanilla and sugar mixture. With a spatula, fold together until combined. It does take a bit of time folding the mixture together but keep going it will combine eventually.
With a sieve, sift plain flour and cocoa powder over the mixture. Then fold with your spatula until evenly combined.
Pour the Maltesers into the brownie mixture and mix together until evenly distributed.
Pour the Malteser brownie mixture into a lined baking tray and spread evenly with a spatula. Then bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Leave the mixture to cool down completely before cutting into it.
How To Store
Store in an air-tight container for up to a week, I’ll be surprised if they last that long.
Do Brownies Have To Be Gooey?
YES! Just kidding, brownies do not have to be gooey, the texture depends on the ingredients used and how long they’re baked in the oven. The longer you bake the brownies in the oven the less gooey they become. Having brownies gooey is completely up to your preference, I love gooey brownies so I bake them in the oven for 25 minutes. If you prefer more cakey brownies, then you would want to bake the brownies for longer.
What Makes Brownies Fudgy vs Cakey?
The difference between fudgy brownies and cakey brownies is the ratio of ingredients used. Fudgy brownies tend to have a high fat content usually coming from the chocolate and butter. Whereas cakey brownies have a higher content of flour. This Malteser brownies recipe has a low ratio of flour resulting in delicious gooey brownies.
Below are the few equipment needed to make these brownies:
Baking Tin: This brownie recipe uses a 9″ baking tin to create around 16 slices. You can make more of less slices depending on how you big or small you cut the brownies.
Electric Hand Whisk: If you haven’t got a hand whisk already, then you’ll definitely need it!
Spatula: A spatula is used to fold the ingredients, incorporating air into the mixture.
Mixing Bowls: You’ll need one bowl to melt the butter and chocolate and another bowl to whisk the eggs, vanilla and sugar.
Parchment Paper: Used to line the baking tin.
My Top Tips
Don’t Forget The Brownies: Try not to overbake the brownies as just a few extra minutes in the oven can change the texture drastically. This has happened to me and there’s nothing worse than a cakey brownie.
Cut The Brownies When Cooled: Don’t cut the brownies as soon as they come out the oven, unless you want to eat it with a spoon. The cooling process will allow the brownies to set and not fall apart when cut.
Serve With Ice-cream: Having a dinner party, bringing friends round or want to treat yourself? Serve with ice-cream for an incredible dessert you can’t forget.
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- Melt the butter and chocolate together in a microwavable-safe bowl and leave aside to cool down.
- Place the caster sugar, eggs and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. With an electric whisk, whisk the mixture until it becomes pale, frothy and has doubled in size.
- Pour the dark chocolate and melted butter mixture over the whisked eggs mixture. With a spatula, fold the mixture together until combined.
- Sift plain flour and cocoa powder over the mixture, then fold again with your spatula until evenly combined.
- Pour a pack of Maltesers into the brownie mixture and mix together until evenly distributed.
- Pour the brownie mixture into a lined baking tray and spread evenly using a spatula.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Leave the mixture to cool down completely before cutting into it.
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