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Malteser Traybake

February 18, 2016

Apologies for the abrupt lack of posts-half term kind of snuck up on me…

The title of this post should probably have me up before trade descriptions, as there is no baking involved in this recipe-just a little light warming.
There are however maltesers.
Phew!

I posted a picture of these on Instagram, and thought it was only fair that I share the recipe…!
Malteser traybake-pic
I was given this recipe by a work colleague of hubbys and HAD to try it out over half-term with the kiddos.
As it happened, they were busy playing, so I took the opportunity to crack on and get this made in a tenth of the time it might have taken had they ‘helped’.

If you want to have a go (and why wouldn’t you..?!)
This is what you need:

Malteser traybake-P

  • 100g butter
  • 2 tbsps golden syrup
  • 125g milk chocolate (although I used white chocolate as we didn’t have enough milk)
  • 200g digestive biscuits
  • 200g maltesers-cut in half. I confess here that I smashed them up in the same way as the biscuits, only slightly less aggressively. I don’t have the time or patience to cut 200g of maltesers in half…
  • 250g milk chocolate

This is what you do:

  • Line a brownie tin or similar with greaseproof paper, or use a re-usable silicon liner
  • Melt the butter, golden syrup and first lot (125g) of chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat
  • Crush the digestives-I put them in a plastic bag (salvaged from a bag of wraps. Yes, I really do wash and re-use my plastic bags…) and beat the living daylights out of it with a rolling pin. You want some sand and some bits.
    Add the resultant biscuit rubble to the melted chocolate mix
  • Cut the maltesers in half, if you have more patience than me. If not,  pop them in the same bag you just used for the biscuits, and repeat the process, only slightly less aggressively. I ended up with some whole maltesers, some halved, and some malteser dust!
    Smashed maltesers
    Add this to the pan and stir well
  • Decant into your lined brownie tin, and spread it out
    In the tray
  • Place in the fridge for at least 30mins while it cools/sets
  • When cool, melt the remaining 250g chocolate, and then spread this over the top
  • Place in the fridge to set, before cutting into squares and eat with gusto!

Malteser traybake -FI

This is pretty lush. I mean, how can you go wrong with maltesers and extra sugar and fat..?
But I think next time, I might add a little horlicks to the base layer for additional malti-ness.

Enjoy….!

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Erin February 19, 2016 at 7:07 am

    That looks delicious! I made a magic slice the other day and it’s already gone…I might have to try this one soon!

    • Reply Jen February 24, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      A magic slice? That sounds intriguing!

  • Reply Nannie Mackinney February 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Looks lovely. To save costs – could I use some Maltesers and the rest – marshmallows that I have lurking in the cupboard?

    • Reply Jen February 24, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Definitely! It would be like a rocky road combo. I would chuck in anything-raisins etc as well!

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