Malteser Brownies

Crackly on top, fudgy in the middle and filled with crunchy Maltesers, this easy Malteser Brownies recipe is one of my all-time favourites!

Malteser brownies

Reasons to love these Malteser brownies

  • Quick and easy to make. You only need 6 ingredients, 2 bowls and 1 hour to whip up this delicious and indulgent treat.
  • Fudgy texture. These Malteser brownies are fudgyyyyy! No cakey brownies on this blog 😉 They also have a signature crackly top with a slight crunch.
  • Intense chocolate flavour. Rich and chocolatey but not overly sweet, these brownies are made using 70% dark chocolate.
Malteser brownies

Recipe success tips

  • Use good quality ingredients. I also use Lindt 70% Dark Chocolate because it isn’t overly sweet, and for extra richness I always use Clarence Court Burford Browns eggs.
  • Use an 8x8inch square baking tin. The baking time is based on using this specific sized tin. If you’re using a larger baking tin, decrease the baking time by 3-4 minutes. Alternatively, if you’re tin is smaller in size, increase the baking time 3-4 minutes.
  • Be careful not to over-bake the brownies. These Malteser brownies will continue to cook as they cool down, so I always say ‘if in doubt, take them out’. They’re baked and ready to take out the oven when the top is no longer shiny and small cracks have started to show around the edges.
  • Leave the brownies to cool completely before slicing. This step is super important. Your Malteser brownies will need time to set properly and turn fudgy. If you cut them whilst they are still warm they will fall apart and turn into a hot (but still tasty) mess!
Malteser brownies

Malteser Brownies

Crispy on top, gooey in the middle and filled with crunchy Maltesers – this easy Malteser Brownie recipe is one of my all-time favourites! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g Unsalted butter
  • 150 g Dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) I use Lindt 70% chocolate
  • 225 g White caster sugar
  • 2 large Eggs At room temperature
  • 150 g Self-raising flour
  • 150 g Maltesers

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4.
  • Line an 8x8inch square baking tin with greaseproof paper. Set aside.
  • Place the dark chocolate and unsalted butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave in 30-second blasts, mixing after each, until completely smooth. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar for 1 minute until pale in colour and frothy.
  • Pour in melted chocolate and butter mixture, add the flour and fold the mixture together until fully combined.
  • Add the Maltesers and fold through.
  • Spoon into the baking tin and spread out into an even layer.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes* until the top is no longer shiny and the edges have started to crack.
  • Leave to cool completely** for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results. You can speed this up by putting them in the fridge to set for an hour. This will give the brownies time to set and turn fudgy.
  • Slice into 12 and serve!

Notes

Your Malteser Brownies will keep at room temperature, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days.
*Even if you’re unsure if your brownies are ready, I would always suggest taking them out as they will continue to cook as they cool.
**This is so important. Your Malteser brownies need time to set and turn fudgy. If you cut them whilst they are still warm they will fall apart and turn into a hot mess!
Keyword brownies, Chocolate, Malteser brownies, maltesers

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[…] Malteser Brownies Recipe Brownies are a staple in our household! I know … healthy right? But these brownies sound like heaven! Gooey in the middle, dense and fudgy on the outside, and crinkly on top. The Malteser’s add a nice, unexpected crunch in the middle of your ooey gooey brownie! […]

Liz
Liz
3 years ago

A fab dessert to make when u have limited time ! Tastes amazing a real winner

jessicamarsden1
3 years ago
Reply to  Liz

Hi Liz,

Thank you for your lovely comment! Really pleased you enjoyed them 🙂

Selena
Selena
4 years ago

hi Jessie last time I made these malteser brownies they turned quite hard and at some parts (maybe because of the malteser) how can I improve the next time I make it. thank you

jessicamarsden1
3 years ago
Reply to  Selena

Hi Selena,

Sorry to hear your brownies didn’t turn out quite right!
It may be that your oven is slightly hotter and cooks faster than mine, next time try baking them for 3-4 minutes less. Even if they look slightly underdone still take them out, as they will continue to cook as they cool 🙂 Also, try cutting the Maltesers in half before adding them to the cake mixture so that they are less hard.

Hope this is has been helpful for you 🙂

Beth
Beth
4 years ago

Hi Jessie, is this 180 degrees on a normal or fan oven?

jessicamarsden1
4 years ago
Reply to  Beth

Hi Beth,

This is 180 degrees Celsius for a fan oven.

Happy Baking 🙂

Komal
Komal
4 years ago

Hi
Your recipie sounds amazing I’m making this tomorrow and was wondering if I double the ingridients and cook them all together will it effect it ?

jessicamarsden1
4 years ago
Reply to  Komal

Hi Komal,

This recipe can definitely be doubled, however the cooking time will have to be doubled (approx. 40 mins) if you plan to use the same size baking tin.

If you’re using a larger baking tin I would bake for 30 mins.

Hope this helps – happy baking 🙂

Tinz
Tinz
5 years ago

Hi Jessie… will there any difference if I used brown sugar instead?

jessicamarsden1
5 years ago
Reply to  Tinz

Hi Tinz,

Apologies for the late reply, I’ve been away on holiday!
I haven’t tried using brown sugar in these brownies but have used it in Blondies and it added a lovely caramel flavour – let me know if you tried it, would love to know how they turned out!
🙂

cazzie
cazzie
5 years ago

Hi Jessie, I live making these as does my family and friends. Today I have made them with diam bars in stead of maltesers…..let you know how they turn out.

jessicamarsden1
5 years ago
Reply to  cazzie

Hi Cazzie! So happy you like them, ooooo Diam bars is a great shout, definitely let me know how they turn out. I’d love to see what they look like too! Maybe tag me on Twitter @JessieCakesUk ?

Rcm
Rcm
5 years ago

Hi Jessie I wanted to make these today for a friends birthday. If I doubled the batch or did a batch and a half in one tray what would the cooking time be?

jessicamarsden1
5 years ago
Reply to  Rcm

Hi there,

So I would up your cooking time to 30-35 minutes. A toothpick inserted into one of the corners should come out clean, whereas a toothpick inserted into the middle should come out slightly covered in mixture.
Hope this helps 🙂

km96
6 years ago

Just found your recipe for malteser brownies so making a batch for our Macmillan coffee morning bake off tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed I win the competition 🍰🍰🍰🍫🍫🍫

jessicamarsden1
5 years ago
Reply to  km96

Hey there KM96,

Thankyou for choosing my recipe! How did the coffee morning go? 🙂

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Anna
Anna
7 years ago

Hi these look sooo good! Going to make some tomorrow just wanted to ask one question do you fold in the flour or just mix it?
Thanks

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  Anna

I would say fold in it 🙂 hope you enjoy

vigrx fact sheet
7 years ago

I don’t comment, but I browsed a few comments here Malteser Brownies
| JessieCakes. I actually do have 2 questions for you if you tend not to mind.
Could it be simply me or does it give the impression like a few of the comments look like they
are coming from brain dead folks? 😛 And, if you
are posting on additional places, I would like to keep up with
everything fresh you have to post. Would you make a
list of every one of all your social community sites
like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago

Hi there,

Happy you like the post! Haha, I think I know which comments you are referring too, this is one of my favourite bakes so I was also a little shocked about the comment too.

Yes of course, my facebook account is https://www.facebook.com/jessiecakesbakes where I post all the links to new posts and any new updates.

Also if you haven’t already done so, you can follow my blog and receive email updates of new posts. The follow button is on the blog.

Look out for a new healthy bake up on the blog on Monday!

Jessiecakes

i'm Ai~Ch@N
7 years ago

crack on face, look so yummy 🙂

I’d like to make like this.

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  i'm Ai~Ch@N

Thank you! It’s a super easy recipe but soooo delicious, let me know if you bake them

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Tania
Tania
7 years ago

I made these last week and have to say they were lush!!! They didn’t last long and went down a treat at work!! Will definitely make these again and might try different things like crunchie, mini eggs and rolos!!

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  Tania

HI Tania,

So glad you enjoyed them. They are so easy to make but very rewarding. It’s funny you should mention Mini Eggs as I made them for a charity bakesale last wednesday! They were so tasty! Recipe will be on the blog soon

x

Adam
Adam
7 years ago

I took these into work yesterday…they were so popular, I’m doing another batch tonight!

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  Adam

Hi Adam,

These are always the favourite, I actually made them with Mini Eggs this week for an Easter twist. Definitely worth a try as they were deliciousssssss!!! 🙂

x

Adam
Adam
7 years ago

Hi Jessie,

I’m new to baking and have chosen these brownies for my third recipe to try (the first two were choc chip fairy cakes and cookies). I think your site is going to be really helpful as I continue to learn 🙂

One thing I’d like to know is what butter you prefer to use? I’m always unsure when I’m looking at all the choices in the supermarket.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Adam

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  Adam

Hi Adam, so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog!

Well for cakes I always use Stork (makes the cakes light and fluffy).

For brownies and cookies I always use just regular unsalted butter, I like the Tesco butter.

And for buttercream and frosting I always use Lurpack unsalted butter (it’s lighter in colour, so the frosting is a a bright white rather than a yellower colour)

I hope that helps!

Happy Baking

Jessie

Graham
Graham
7 years ago

Absolutely smashed it 👊
They went in minutes. Used bournville chocolate, which worked really well. Will definitely be getting made again soon, thinking of maybe trying crunchie bites instead of malteasers next time, see how they come out.
You tried the cupcake version yet?

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  Graham

So happy to hear this! Fab idea to use crunchie bites, I have a charity bake sale in a few weeks and I’m going to use Mini Eggs instead for an Easter bake. Will let you know how it goes!

Graham
Graham
7 years ago

Made these recently, but decided to do them as cup cakes, came out brilliantly. I’m not a blogger myself but love reading your blog. Some great tips and advice 👍

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  Graham

Malteser brownie cupcakes! What a fab idea, I need to try this out myself. That’s lovely to hear Graham, you reminded me that I need to update my JessieTips page 🙂

Graham
Graham
7 years ago

No worries, let me know how you get on, made the brownies tonight for work, fingers crossed for some good critique tomorrow!!!!

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  Graham

Hi Graham,
How did the brownies go down at your work?

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago

I’m sorry to hear this Kath. What was it that you didn’t like? It’s strange as these brownies are most peoples absolute favourite.

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fisefton
7 years ago

I think I’m going to have to try these. It’ll be another new recipe to add to my collection 🙂

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  fisefton

You must! They will not let your taste buds down I can promise you that. Let me know how they turn out? 🙂

fisefton
7 years ago

I made them and they are gorgeous. I will be blogging about it and will put a link to your recipe on the blog.

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  fisefton

Awww so glad they turned out well! Can’t wait to see them, try the Lindt truffle brownies next, they are truly special 🙂

stephstephxo
7 years ago

Will definitely be trying those! Excellent photos and what an awesome idea, maltesers, usually put chocolate chips in. Can’t wait to bake these.
Thanks for sharing.
Steph 😃💋

jessicamarsden1
7 years ago
Reply to  stephstephxo

Hiya Steph,
These are my all time favourite brownies! Would love to see how they turn out for you, be sure to let me know 🙂
Jessie x

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