How To Make Malteser Tiffin Bars, A Fridge Cake That Requires No Baking!
Malteser tiffin! A no bake chocolate traybake recipe made with crushed rich tea biscuits and Maltesers. This recipe is quick, easy and effortless.
Malteser tiffin is one of those desserts I think everyone should know about: It’s delicious, popular and pretty much the easiest dessert you can ever make! I recently made a beautiful marbled chocolate tiffin which was amazing, and this Malteser tiffin recipe is just as good. As soon as I put this traybake on the table it’s GONE in minutes (of course I keep a couple for myself to eat later).
Watch How To Make Malteser Tiffin
Who doesn’t love Maltesers? They taste good in pretty much everything, especially gooey Malteser brownies. If you’re not the biggest fan of Maltesers, then you can always make this no bake fridge cake with other ingredients such as chocolate raisins.
I like to crush some of the Maltesers and leave a few whole, which is poured into a mixture of melted butter, golden syrup, chocolate and rich tea biscuits. Get your toothbrush ready, the crushed Malteser centre always sticks to my teeth! Despite this, I love them so much! They’re perfect for both adults and kids.
Chocolate: I used milk chocolate; any brand of chocolate will do. If you don’t want this tiffin too sweet, then you can go for dark chocolate. If you’re a sweet tooth, you can use white chocolate or go for a mixture.
Butter: Salted or unsalted is fine to use.
Golden Syrup (Honey): You can use golden syrup or honey; I use whichever one I have in my house at the time.
Rich Tea Biscuits: I love making tiffin with rich tea biscuits. Though traditional recipes call for digestive biscuits, using digestive biscuits is not the same! Rich tea biscuits add an extra crunch which marries perfectly with chocolate tiffin.
Maltesers: A pack of Maltesers are added into the tiffin mixture and an extra pack is used for the topping. How you decorate the tiffin is up to you; I crushed some, left some whole and chopped the rest in half then sprinkled it on top of the tiffin.
One of the best things about making this Malteser tray bake recipe other than it being a no bake dessert (that’s why it’s also called a fridge cake), is that the equipment needed is very minimal. High fives all round! Below is the few equipment needed to make this recipe.
9″ Baking Tin: You’ll need a baking tin, in this your tiffin mixture will cool and harden. For this recipe I used a 9″ baking tin.
Parchment Paper: To line the baking tin for easy tiffin removal.
Mixing Bowls: To melt the butter, golden syrup and chocolate. This is a one bowl recipe, so you can add the crushed biscuits and Maltesers into the same bowl once the mixture has been melted. Yay to hardly any washing up!
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Tips For The Best Malteser Slice
When melting the butter, golden syrup and chocolate, it’s best to melt on a medium heat until the butter has melted. Then take the bowl out of the microwave and stir, you’ll notice the chocolate will continue to melt. If the chocolate hasn’t fully melted and you’re left with a couple chunks, place the bowl back in the microwave. Heat for a few seconds, then take it out and stir again till completely melted. I melt the ingredients this way to prevent the mixture from splitting and burning.
When breaking rich tea biscuits into small pieces, don’t break them all into tiny pieces that it resembles dust. It’s best to have a variety of sizes, leave a couple big pieces it provides a contrasting colour when the tiffin is cut into slices. Also add smaller pieces and crumbs to help the Malteser tiffin stick together.
Only cut the tiffin when it has completely cooled down and set!
If you want the topping to look nice and neat, chop the Maltesers in half with a knife and place on top.
For a cleaner work surface, I always crush the Malteser pieces in the packet by pressing each one with my fingers, rather than placing them on a plate and crushing with a wooden spoon.
How To Make A No Bake Malteser Traybake
Ready to make Malteser tiffin? Below is a step-by-step guide with pictures, you can find full instructions on the recipe card at the bottom with a video too!
Place the butter, golden syrup and chocolate into a mixing bowl and melt in the microwave on a medium heat. Heat till the butter has melted and mix with a spoon. Whilst stirring, the heated butter will continue to melt the chocolate. If you still have a couple chunks of chocolate, melt in the microwave again for a few seconds, then mix until the mixture has fully melted.
Crush the rich tea biscuits with your hands or by placing them in a plastic bag, crushing it with a rolling pin. Then get the Malteser packet and crush a few balls with your fingers and leave a few whole.
Pour the crushed biscuits and Maltesers into the mixing bowl and mix thoroughly until evenly distributed.
Pour the Malteser tiffin mixture into a lined baking tin and spread out evenly with the back of a spoon.
Melt the remaining chocolate and pour on top of the tiffin, with an offset spatula spread evenly.
Pour the rest of the Maltesers on top of the tiffin and leave in the fridge for 2 hours or until set. Once set, with a sharp knife cut into squares.
Can You Freeze Malteser Tiffin
Yes, you can freeze Malteser tiffin. Simply leave the mixture in the fridge to cool then cut into slices (or leave whole). Put in a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat it, leave the tiffin to defrost fully before eating.
How To Store
Store in the fridge in an airtight container and eat within 2 to 3 days, the Maltesers soften over time and it will not be as crunchy.
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Malteser Tiffin (Yummy No Bake Tray Bake)
- 100 g Butter
- 200 g Milk Chocolate
- 3 tbsp Golden Syrup Or Honey
- 250 g Rich Tea Biscuits
- 100 g Maltesers
- 200 g Milk Chocolate
- 100 g Maltesers
- Line a 9" baking tin with parchment paper and set aside for later use.
- Add butter, golden syrup and chocolate into a mixing bowl and melt in the microwave on a medium heat or melt in a pan on a low to medium heat.
- Pour the crushed rich tea biscuits and Maltesers into the mixing bowl with the melted butter, chocolate and golden syrup mixture. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together.(I crushed a few Maltesers and left others whole)
- Pour the tiffin mixture into the lined baking tin and press down with the back of a spoon until compressed.
- Melt the milk chocolate in a small mixing bowl and pour over the Malteser tiffin. Spread evenly with an offset spatula.
- Pour the Maltesers over the melted chocolate (I crushed a few and left others whole). Place the tiffin in the fridge for 2 hours or until set, then cut into slices.
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