This no bake Malteser Tiffin is packed full of delicious chocolate, biscuits and Maltesers. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and is so tasty the whole batch will disappear in front of your very eyes. It’s the perfect bake for kid and adult parties alike, perfect for ages 1-100.
My husband is a Malteser Tiffin aficionado. It’s his go to cake in any cafe we frequent. No tiffin, no Kris! His absolute favourite is the one offered at our favourite afternoon out destination Barter Books. If you’re every in the North East, Barter Books is a must visit. The largest second hand book shop in Europe, Barter Books is housed in an old train station in the historic town of Alnwick. The main pull is you can take your old books in and barter them for new ones. I spend a lot of time here, and I mean a lot! The other reason we spend so many Sundays up here is the cafe, oh man is the cafe great! Get the hot beef sandwich and the Earl Grey teacake! Or if you’re Kris, get the Malteser Tiffin.
He sings it’s praises from the high heavens, I took this as a challenge. Make a better Malteser Tiffin than Barter Books. I think I succeeded!
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Unsalted Butter – I wouldn’t advise using salted butter in this recipe but it’s not the end of the world if that’s all you have.
- Golden Syrup – Golden syrup is a thick, golden sugar syrup and is absolutely delicious! Have any leftovers on pancakes and thank me later.
- Chocolate – I use plain chocolate, 72-75% is a good landing point when it comes to baking. Any higher and it becomes a little bitter.
- Digestive Biscuits – The only biscuit when it comes to tiffin. Dunk the rest in your tea! Graham Crackers are a good substitution in America.
- Maltesers – The lighter way to enjoy chocolate!
Tips for making Malteser Tiffin:
- Chocolate – I used plain chocolate in this recipe as I much prefer the taste, it’s less sweet than milk chocolate. If you aren’t keen on plain chocolate you can use a mix of plain and milk, use 300g plain and 200g milk for the tiffin and 100g each of plain and milk for the topping.
- Biscuits – I used digestive biscuits for the tiffin as I think that’s what works best but you can use any kind of biscuit you prefer. Chocolate chip cookies would be good.
- Maltesers – Maltesers are very similar to Whoppers in America although our version is so much tastier. I’d advise trying to track down the real deal if you’re across the pond but Whoppers would work just as well.
- Golden Syrup – Again, if you’re in America and can’t track down Golden Syrup (you should find it in the British or international section in your supermarket) Corn Syrup can be used. You’ll loose a bit of sweetness but the tiffin will still be delicious.
- Tin Size – I like my tiffin deep and thick but if you prefer it to be thinner you can make this in a 11×13″ brownie tray.
- Storing – This tiffin keeps well in an air proof tin for around a week. If you have the willpower, I don’t!
For the Tiffin:
- 125g unsalted butter
- 125g golden syrup
- 400g plain chocolate, chopped
- 200g Digestive biscuits
- 200g Maltesers
- 200g plain chocolate
- 75g unsalted butter
- 100g Maltesers
- Line a 9×9 square tin with baking parchment and set aside.
- in a small saucepan set over a medium low heat melt the butter and golden syrup together. Once melted remove from the heat and add the chopped plain chocolate. Leave for 5 minutes and stir until the chocolate is fully melted.
- While waiting for the chocolate to melt break the digestive biscuits into chunks and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the Maltesers to the bowl and give it a quick mix.
- Once the chocolate is melted pour over the biscuits and Maltesers and mix until everything is fully coated in chocolate. Pour the mixture into your prepared baking tin and press down in an even layer. Set aside.
- In the same saucepan melt the 75g butter over a medium low heat. Add the remaining chocolate and stir until melted. Pour over the tiffin and spread the chocolate in an even layer. Top with more Maltesers and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set.
- Cut into 16 squares and enjoy.