An indulgent and deliciously chocolatey tray bake, this no-bake Maltesers Tray Bake or Maltesers Tiffin as it’s also known, is great for parties, a special occasion, or a bake sale. With each Malteser slice topped with a drizzling melted white chocolate and whole Maltesers, these Tiffin Slices are perfect indulgent treat. You can even freeze it in portions too and save for later.
What Makes This Recipe Great!
- No-Bake – There’s no need to put these Maltesers tiffin bars in the oven, you only need to set them in the fridge.
- Make With Kids – You can get children involved in the kitchen with this easy traybake recipe. Just be sure to do the melting yourself.
- Can be frozen – You can freeze the Malteser slices for up to 2 months.
About This Recipe – In More Detail
If you love the malt flavour of Maltesers, you need to treat yourself to this Malteser Tiffin recipe!
The perfect treat to make for parties and great for getting kids involved in the kitchen. This moreish no bake chocolate traybake is easy to make and filled to the brim with chocolate.
Malteser Tiffin can be likened to this Biscoff Rocky Road, which is another no-bake treat filled with small chunks of biscuit and plenty of chocolate. Both of these no-bake traybakes are a great option for bake-sales when you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.
I have changed things up a little to really bring out the malt flavour, by adding Malted Milk biscuits where you would usually find Digestives. This is a Malteser tray bake recipe after all!
And, if you love Maltesers, check out my Maltesers Rocky Road Recipe now!
- Rolling Pin – You can use a rolling pin and a zip lock bag or freezer bag to crush the Maltesers and the biscuits into small pieces. Alternatively, you can use a food process in short bursts. However, be careful when using a food processor that you don’t turn everything into fine crumbs. You want to create small bite size pieces for texture.
- 20x20cm (8×8 inch) Square Baking Tin – to set the mixture in.
- Non-Stick Parchment Paper or greaseproof paper – For lining the tin.
- A spatula or wooden spoon – To mix the ingredients and to press the mixture into the tin.
- A Saucepan, Heat-proof Bowl or Microwave Bowl – Depending on how you wish to melt the ingredients.
- Maltesers – Of course, with this being a Maltesers Tray Bake the clue is in the name. If you are in the USA and cannot find Maltesers, you can swap them out for American Whoppers. You can even switch it up and use some White chocolate Maltesers too.
- Milk, Dark and White Chocolate – To make this the most chocolatey treat I can, I have added three different kinds of chocolate. The white chocolate is mostly for decoration, however, so you can leave it out if you’d prefer.
- Malted Milk Biscuits – To give our Tiffin the most Malt flavour, we are using these biscuits. You can use Digestives, graham crackers or rich tea biscuits in their place, if you wish.
- Raisins – To keep it more traditional, we have added in Raisins to the mix. You can add some glace cherries too if you wish.
- Butter – Use unsalted Butter in this recipe.
- Golden Syrup – If you cannot find golden syrup, honey or corn syrup can make a suitable substitute (although the flavour might change a little). Or you can even try making your own golden syrup too.
What is Chocolate Tiffin?
Tiffin originates in the UK. It is a sweet chocolate treat that is usually served in slices, squares or bars after being prepared in a tin.
Tiffin does not require baking, only the melting of the chocolate, butter and syrup. The added ingredients are then stirred in and the mixture is packed into a tin and left to set in the fridge before being sliced up.
Classic Tiffin usually contains a mixture of biscuits (often Digestives), as well as other added ingredients, including raisins and cherries. However, there are many variations to find on the original recipe nowadays.
In my Tiffin recipe, I have included Maltesers and Malted Milk biscuits in place of Digestive biscuits and omitted the cherries.
Step-By-Step Guide – How To Make Maltesers Tiffin
Step 1: Prepare the Tin
- Line a 20x20cm (8×8 inch) tin with non-stick baking paper, leaving some overhang on the sides.
Step 2: Mixing Dry Ingredients
- Take half of the Maltesers and crush them into pieces, leaving some big and some small.
- Place the crushed Maltesers in a large bowl.
- Crush the Malted Milk biscuits into small pieces and add them to the bowl.
- Mix the crushed Maltesers and biscuits together.
- Add the raisins to the bowl and mix them in.
Step 3: Melt the Chocolate Mixture
- In a pan, combine the Milk and Dark Chocolate, butter, and golden syrup.
- Melt the mixture over low heat, stirring continuously to prevent burning.
Step 4: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
- Mix everything together thoroughly.
Step 5: Press into the Tin
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
- Press it down firmly and evenly with a spatula or the back of a spoon to remove air pockets.
Step 6: Add Maltesers and White Chocolate
- Take the rest of the Maltesers and press them evenly into the top of the mixture.
- Melt the white chocolate and drizzle it over the Maltesers tiffin.
Step 7: Chill and Set
- Cover the tin with cling film and place it in the fridge to set for at least a couple of hours.
Step 8: Slice and Serve
- Once set, lift the tiffin from the tin using the overhanging non-stick paper.
- Place it on a chopping board and slice it into desired-sized pieces (slices or small squares). For best results, use a warm knife to get the perfect slices. Dip the knife in hot water and use it to slice the tiffin immediately.
Step 9: Serve or Store
- Serve the Malteser tiffin bars immediately, or
- Store them for later by following the storage details.
Tiffin is a no-bake confectionary item that is usually made with chocolate, crushed biscuits, raisins and cherries. There are many different versions of Tiffin made with lots of added extras and sometimes omitting the more traditional fillings.
Maltesers are made by Mars in the UK. The equivalent American version would be American Whoppers.
The inside of a Malteser is made from a Barley Malt extract. It has a honeycomb-like texture that melts in your mouth. It has a different texture to biscuits or cookies.
Pro Tips and Guidance
- Be sure to press the mixture down firmly – This will help the Maltesers tiffin slices to stay together when slicing it up.
- Use a really sharp knife – When slicing the tray bake up into portions to help prevent it from crumbling.
- Allow it to set completely – If you try to slice it up too soon it may fall apart or crumble.
- If the weather it hot – Store it in the fridge to prevent it from melting.
- Storing – Maltesers Tray Bake should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
- If the weather is hot, it is best to store it in the fridge to prevent it from melting.
- Freezing – Wrap the slices up individually and store it in the freezer for up to 2 months. Allow it to defrost in the fridge before eating.
Check Out These No-Bake Tray Bake Recipes!
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A traditional carrot cake, baked as a tray bake. It makes for easy slicing into portions. The cake is vegan too!
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Easy Maltesers Tiffin – A No Bake Chocolate Tray Bake
- 200 g Maltesers
- 180 g Milk Chocolate
- 180 g Dark Chocolate
- 120 g Butter
- 150 g Golden Syrup
- 200 g Malted Milk Biscuits
- 100 g Raisins
- 50 g White Chocolate
- Line a 20x20cm (8×8 inch) square baking tin with non-stick baking paper. Leave the paper to overhang the sides to enable you to lift it from the tin with ease later on.
- Take half of the Maltesers and crush them into pieces, this only needs to be done roughly with big and small pieces. Place them into a large bowl and set aside.
- Crush the malted milk biscuits into pieces and add them to the crushed Maltesers. Mix together thoroughly.
- Add in the raisins and mix through.
- Place the butter. milk chocolate, dark chocolate and golden syrup into a pan and melt together gently over low heat, stirring continuously.
- Pour the melted ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients.
- Stir everything together thoroughly using a spatula or spoon so that all of the dry ingredients are covered in chocolate.
- Pour this mixture into the tin and press it down gently to remove any air pockets and help it to hold together.
- Sprinkle the whole Maltesers over the top and press them down gently into the mixture.
- Melt the white chocolate and drizzle evenly over the top of the tray bake.
- Place the tray bake into the fridge for at least 2 hours until set.
- Remove the tray bake from the fridge and lift out of the tin using the overhanging paper.
- Place the Tiffin on a chopping board.
- Cut it into the desired-sized slices or squares before serving of storing (For storage instructions please see the recipe post).
- You can store Maltesers Tiffin for up to 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Place it in the fridge if the weather is hot, to prevent it from melting.
- Maltesers Tiffin can be frozen for up to 2 months.
- Pressing the mixture down firmly will help prevent it from falling apart when you slice it up.
- Allow it to set completely before slicing to prevent it from falling apart or crumbling.
- You can substitute the Malted Milk biscuits for Digestives.