My husband found this recipe online a few weeks ago and has been begging me to make it. It features three distinctly British products: Maltesers (like our Whoppers), digestive biscuits, and golden syrup. Since we are moving to the UK in a few months, I figured this was an appropriate time to give it a try. Insanely sweet, it will satisfy a chocolate-malt craving in a heartbeat! The title is a bit of a misnomer, as the ingredients are just stirred together in a saucepan and chilled, rather than baked.
I found the ingredients at Cost Plus, but if you can’t find Maltesers, you can use Whoppers. Graham crackers can stand in for digestive biscuits, and dark corn syrup will work in place of golden syrup.
Malteser Tray Bake
(adapted from Nigella.com)
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
3 tbsp golden syrup
1 cup milk chocolate chips
13 digestive biscuits, finely crushed
8 oz Maltesers
Melt the butter, syrup, and chocolate chips together in a medium saucepan.
Stir in the crushed biscuits and Maltesers, and mix well.
Pour into a greased 13 x 9 pan and chill until firm.