This is the second recipe I made from Eric Landlard’s Home Bake. Read my review of the book here. Eric calls this recipe “Malteser Squares”. Typically in the UK these types of bars are called tray bakes. This is a simple no bake recipe and I jazzed it up using some Peanut Butter Whoppers I found and made a peanut butter topping using cookie dough bites.
I found the bars to be a little crumbly but maybe I was too eager to eat them and took them out of the fridge too soon! I stuck them into the freezer to keep them extra cold. The bars are pretty intense. I could only eat about one at a time.
These squares are stupidly easy to make and great treat to make at short notice.
Peanut Butter Whopper Squares
adapted from Eric Landlard’s Home Bake (makes about 12 squares)
200g milk chocolate
100g unsalted butter
3 tbs golden syrup
225g crushed digestive biscuits
225g Peanut Butter Whoppers, Maltesers or a mixture
100g Peanut Butter Whoppers, Maltesers or a mixture chopped (or peanut butter cookie dough bites) for topping
50g melted chocolate of your choice (I used Wilton Peanut Butter Topping) for drizzling on top
1. Grease and line a 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper.
2. In a medium pan melt the chocolate, butter and syrup together until smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the cookie crumbs and Maltesers. Press into the prepared pan.
3. Press in the topping and drizzle with the chocolate.
4. Place in the refrigerator or freezer until set and cut into squares.