Yesterday I had a serious case of the chocolate munchies. But instead of popping to the shops to buy a standard bar of chocolate I decided to surf the net for for something chocolatey I could make. My favourite chocolate of all time is Maltesers (especially the Malteaster Bunnies that emerge during the Spring mmm. And I am quite partial to a Minstrel or 50 as well). Anyway the point I am trying to make is I wanted to make something with Maltesers in!
That's when I stumbled across a recipe called 'Malteser Traybake' on the Nigella website. Very similar to a rocky road, it is a concoction of chocolate, butter, golden syrup, Maltesers and crushed digestive biscuits, all mixed together and left to set in a tin before being cut into squares ready for sharing (or not sharing, which you may decide once you get a taste for it!)
I decided to put my own twist on the recipe and add some chopped up Mars Bar to it as well for extra chewiness. Instead of putting it into a square tin I used a loaf tin, which means you can cut off big slices of it (although to be honest it doesn't cut brilliantly well- you sort of get big chunks breaking off in your hands, but this isn't really a problem and possibly even more satisfying!)
|It had already been half eaten before I could even get a good photo!|
It is very quick and easy to make, which means you don't have to wait long to eat it. But I will warn you...once you begin eating this, it is VERY hard to stop. It didn't last long in our house at all! My boyfriend has even requested I make it for his birthday instead of a cake. I'm sure it's not kind calorie wise though...so maybe it's best I don't make it too often.
You can find the recipe for the delicious chocolate treat below. But it does come with a warning, because once you try it, you will be hooked forever! The recipe does make quite a lot, so it's good if you have a large group of people to feed. I filled up one loaf tin and an 8" cake tin with this recipe, so if you don't want to make that much then you can just halve the recipe.
Chocolate Malteser Slice (with a touch of Mars Bar)
200g unsalted butter
6 tbsp golden syrup
400g milk chocolate (I used dairy milk), plus extra for the topping
250g crushed digestive biscuits
2 sharing sized bags Maltesers
2-3 mars bars, chopped into pieces
Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
Melt together the butter, golden syrup and chocolate in a double boiler **see tip**
In another bowl combine the biscuits, Maltesers and Mars Bar.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the biscuits, Maltesers and Mars Bar then stir together. Pack the mixture into the prepared tin and refrigerate until set. You can also melt down any leftover chocolate and drizzle this over the top.
Happy Baking!! <3
Tip for melting chocolate:
When I first tried this recipe, I melted the butter first, then added the golden syrup and then the chocolate. But the mixture went really lumpy and grainy when I did it this way. I think the butter was too hot for the chocolate. So it's best to belt the chocolate first, then add the butter and syrup.