No-Bake Malteser Cake

malteser squares cake recipe

This malteser cake / slice is so gorgeous and easy to make – you don’t even need to put the oven on! Only 1 bowl to wash up too, my favourite kind of recipe. I am not quite sure what to call it, some people call it fridge cake or malteser traybake but we’ll just go with malteser cake.

It is so quick to throw together I will definitely be making this to serve when we next have people around for a cuppa. It would also be great at kids parties or to get the children to help you make as nothing gets particularly hot.

I don’t know if it is the hot weather than is making me resist putting the oven but I have a seriously big thing for no-bake cakes at the moment so keep visiting my blog for more recipes. In the pictures, I halved this recipe as I didn’t have many maltesers or chocolate in 🙂



  • 100g butter
  • 200g  milk chocolate
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 225g  digestive biscuits
  • 225g  maltesers ( I used a mix of white and milk chocolate maltesers)

malteser traybake cake recipe


1. Add the butter, syrup and milk chocolate (broken into chunks) to a microwavable dish. (or a pan on the hob if you don’t want to use the microwave).

2. Add the biscuits to a freezer bag and smash with a rolling pin until they are just crumbs.

3. Melt the chocolate, butter and syrup in short bursts in the microwave (or over a low heat on the hob) until fully melted. Try not to let it get too hot.

4. Add the biscuit crumbs to the chocolate and mix well.

5. Add the malteser and give it another mix to incorporate them with the biscuit and chocolate. Don’t worry if they don’t stay in the mix very well, it all sticks together when it is squashed into the tin.

6. Squash the mix into a baking tin lined with baking paper (approx 9 x 7inch or equivalent). Compact it down well. (I forgot to line mine and it was still OK, but I could have got it out without cutting if I had lined so I will next time).

7. Pop in the fridge for a few hours to set. Remove from baking tray and and slice into squares.


Try not to eat it all at once! L x

Recipe linked up with: Tasty Tuesdays



  1. Right, this is going to be on my tea table when I invite family over before Christmas – thanks ! PS I wonder if it would freeze well ?

  2. Definitely going to make this for Boxing Day as my great nephew had an egg allergy and find it difficult to make something he likes Thank you

  3. I am making this for families Christmas Day desert as none of us like Xmas pudding and this looks so easy to do and we all love chocolate so sure it will be a winner

  4. One major floor with this recipe!!!put in fridge for a few HOURS!!! lol no chance of that happening in my house!! Make recipe the eat immediately with copious amounts of tea!! don’t tell anyone!!!

    • Yes you can, unluckily for my waistline it is delicious all sorts of ways! It is amazing with mint / orange Aero bubbles – I have also done it with crunchie here‎

      Hope this helps!
      L x

  5. Aw come to Mama, this looks amazing and anything that doesn’t need baking is always a plus! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays. Please add my badge or link back. Hope you can join in again!

  6. This cake is wonderful,easy to make and the kids loved every minute of making it….10 out of 10!! Thank you,will be trying more of your recipes 🙂

  7. I have taken the idea of this recipe but changed the malteasers for Creme Eggs, what with Easter coming up and my husbands obsession with Creme eggs, we’ll see if he likes it later today after tea, thats if we can wait that long lol 🙂

  8. I have made this receipe for years, also tastes good with mini marshmallows. You can either swap the maltesers for marshmallows or add them as an extra. My kids have always loved it.

  9. I made this and was lovely so fudgy. Def a firm family fave however I used chocolate digestives to make it even more naughty.

  10. Just made this and the mars bar crispie one and OMG I am in love (is it possible to be in love with food??) Sooooooooooooooo yummy!! Thank you 🙂

  11. Could anyone tell me if I make malteser traybake on a Thursday would it still be okay to eat on a Saturday evening ?
    It’s just I help out occasionally at a charity for homeless people and we meet up on a Thursday evening and they distribute whatever we have gathered together on a Saturday evening, these would be ideal for treats. Last time I made cupcakes I was making them all morning, these would save me a lot of time. Once made, how would I store them for a couple of days ?

  12. Hi Laurenne,

    I made this slice (or something similar) a couple years ago and searched everywhere until tonight! I didnt use maltesers, instead I bashed out a cadbury creations (pop rock and jelly beans) block and mixed it all together and shoved some mini marshmallows in the surface to pretty it up.

    I think next time it would be cool to use clinkers in it!



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