SaltyMaltyCaramelBites

As Mary Berry would say this bake has ‘lovely layerrrrrrs!’ Let’s break it down…

Layer 1: A malt biscuit base
Layer 2: Crushed Malteser ganache
Layer 3: Salted caramel
Layer 4: Milk chocolate Malteser topping

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Now if that’s not indulgent I don’t know what is!

If you follow my blog then you will know Maltesers are a firm favourite of mine, but for this recipe feel free to substitute them with your favourite chocolate. Next time I’m thinking of adding chopped Crunchie to add a honeycomb twist!

This recipe may take a little longer due to all the ‘chilling’ but trust me it is so worth it and doesn’t require using an oven at all. I would recommend slicing into 20 bite-sized pieces as they are very rich and decadent…besides they last longer that way too 😉

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Ingredients (makes 20 bites)

Biscuit base

200g malted milk biscuits
100g unsalted butter

Chocolate Ganache layer

200g 70% dark chocolate
150ml double cream
100g Maltesers

Salted Caramel layer

250g condensed milk
150ml double cream
120g golden syrup
1 teaspoon salt

Milk chocolate topping

200g milk chocolate
100g Maltesers

Instructions

Begin with the biscuit base…

First line a 23 cm square baking tin with baking paper.

Crush the biscuits to a fine crumb using either a rolling-pin or a food processor. Now melt the butter in short 10 second blasts in the microwave until it becomes a liquid. Pour the butter into the biscuit crumbs and mix until it comes together. Transfer the mix to your baking tin and use your fingers to press the mixture out into an even layer, making sure it fills the corners. Place in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes or over night.

Once set, you can make the chocolate ganache…

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in short 20 second blasts, stirring in-between. Now pour in the cream and stir everything together until the ganache starts to thicken. Whilst the ganache cools, chop your Maltesers in halves. Add these to the mixture and stir to combine. Pour your filling on top of the biscuit base and spread it out to form an even layer. Place the baking tin back in the fridge for at least another 20-30 minutes.

Stay with me, it’s time to get started on your salted caramel…

In a small saucepan combine all of the ingredients and stir together. On a medium-high heat bring the mixture to a boil stirring constantly. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the caramel has thickened and turned a dark brown colour. Take the caramel off the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Now pour the caramel over the ganache layer and spread into an even layer. Place the baking tin back in the fridge for at least another 20 minutes.

The final layer! The milk chocolate topping…

First chop your Maltesers in halves. Now melt the milk chocolate in short 10 second blasts in the microwave and pour it over the salted caramel layer. Finally scatter the Maltesers across the top and press them down into the mixture. Place the baking tin back in the fridge for 10 minutes to set the top layer.

Remove from the fridge for 20-30 minutes before slicing into 20 bites. Store in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.

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