How To Make Fudgy & Gooey Malteser Brownies
Rich chocolate and cocoa brownies filled with delicious Maltesers! Not only is this recipe absolutely amazing, but these Malteser brownies are gooey, mouth-watering and easy to make.
What makes the perfect Malteser brownie? A gooey texture and lots of Maltesers! This recipe is a dream come true and my newest obsession.
The texture is fudgy and soft yet holds together well. When baked, the Maltesers harden like honeycomb and provide a contrasting crunch to the gooey brownie texture.
Just like my Malteser tiffin, this dessert tastes so good. It’s fudgy, gooey, rich and indulgent; Malteser fans get ready… you’re really going to enjoy this!
Why You’ll Love This Malteser Brownies Recipe
- The Texture: These brownies are ultra-gooey and fudgy; there’s no cakey brownies on this site!
- Super Quick & Easy: This recipe bakes in the oven for only 25 minutes and you don’t need any special ingredients or equipment.
- Rich Flavour: These brownies aren’t too sweet but has an indulgent and rich flavour.
- Make It For Easter: Use Malteser bunnies for special occasions like Easter.
- The Taste: Brownies with maltesers, what more could you ask for!
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:
- Maltesers: They have a malted milk centre and are covered in chocolate.
- 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.
- Vanilla: Using vanilla is optional but it makes a huge difference. This right here is my favourite vanilla extract; I use it all the time in my baking.
- Egg: Use eggs at room temperature, any size eggs are fine to use.
- Plain Flour: Plain flour gives structure to the brownies.
- Cocoa Powder: This cocoa powder tops pretty much all cocoa powders ever to exist! I just love it, it has a dark rich flavour.
If you want to use Malteser Bunnies, you’ll have to wait until Easter for the supermarkets to stock it, or you can get it online here at Amazon – luckily for us Amazon has everything!
How To Make Malteser Brownies
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make these gooey chocolate Malteser brownies, full recipe 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 (160°C Fan, gas mark 4). In a small mixing bowl dark chocolate and butter are added and heated until 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 over a hob.
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 airtight 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 and fudgy 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 or 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 Hot: Don’t cut the brownies as soon as they come out of 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 homemade honeycomb ice-cream for an incredible dessert you can’t forget.
To increase the Malteser flavour you can add malt powder to the recipe ingredients. This will give you a Malteser taste throughout every brownie. You can add 75g of Maltesers malty hot chocolate powder, Horlicks or Ovaltine.
Another way to add more Malteser flavour is to use their Maltesers Teasers Chocolate Bar. I prefer using dark chocolate when making brownies, so I would use 100g dark chocolate and 100g of Maltesers Teasers Chocolate Bar.
There are so many ways that you can decorate Malteser brownies, it creates an eye-catching finish and it’s a fun way to get creative. Below are a few ideas:
Leave the brownies plain or decorate them with adding whole or crushed Maltesers on top of each portion. This is a simple decoration idea that always looks good.
You can drizzle melted chocolate and stick a Malteser bunny on top of each brownie. This decoration idea is perfect for Easter, you use their white chocolate or milk chocolate bunnies.
More Gooey Brownies & Dessert Recipes
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- Gooey Biscoff Brownies
- Mini Egg Brownies
- Ultra-Gooey Flapjack Recipe
- Crunchie Brownies
- Nutella Blondies
- Brownie Blondies
Gooey Malteser Brownies Recipe
- Melt butter and chocolate together in a microwavable-safe bowl and leave aside to cool down.
- Place 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 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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