Maltesers biscuits recipe

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These Maltesers biscuits are ready in under 30 minutes and are easy to make with the kids

Maltesers biscuits
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Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories239 Kcal12%
Sugars19.8 g22%
Saturated Fat6.1 g31%
Protein3.3 g7%
Fat10.1 g14%
Carbohydrates33.2 g13%

Our Maltesers biscuits use seven ingredients and bake in just 15 minutes

If you love our easy chocolate chip cookies, you’ll enjoy this Maltesers alternative. Kids can help weigh the ingredients, crush the Maltesers and shape the dough into balls too. These are the perfect bake for keeping little ones entertained and there’s a tasty reward for their hard work too! 


  • 121g Maltesers pouch
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 25g malt drinking powder, such as Horlicks




  1. Heat the oven to 170C (150C fan, Gas 3). Line 2-3 baking trays with baking paper, or you can use one baking tray and bake the cookies in batches.
  2. Put the Maltesers into a sandwich bag and remove all the air. Smash into crumbs using a rolling pin. Set aside
  3. Put the soft butter into a large mixing bowl; add in the caster sugar and soft light brown sugar. Use an electric whisk to beat the ingredients together. Keep whisking until the butter and sugars combine and the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour, malt drinking powder and crushed Maltesers to the mixture and this time use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix everything together. The mixture will seem on the dry side to start with but don't worry; it will come together, just keep stirring.
  5. Gather up handfuls of cookie dough, each about the size of a golf ball and shape into a rough ball. Place onto the lined baking trays. Don't be tempted to press the dough down; just leave it as it is.
  6. Place the baking trays into the oven for 14-16 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies. Smaller cookies will of course cook faster than larger ones. The cookies should remain pale, with only the slightest hint of colour and will still feel soft when you remove them from the oven.
  7. Leave them to firm up on the baking tray for about 5 minutes. Once the cookies are firm enough to move, transfer them over to a wire rack to cool completely.

Top tips for making these Maltesers biscuits

You can save time by using a food processor to whizz the Maltesers up. It’s a little extra washing up and not as hands-on for the kids but it is quicker and you get more consistent results. 

How long do Maltesers biscuits last?

These biscuits will keep for around 3-4 days if kept in a biscuit tin. An airtight container is better and more likely to maintain the quality for longer. 

Do Maltesers have biscuits?

In many supermarkets you can now buy chocolate-coated biscuits from Maltesers. They have honeycomb pieces in the crunchy centre and two biscuits count as one serving. A serving is 112 calories.

Is the middle of a Malteser a biscuit?

Although it has the texture of a crumbly biscuit, the centre of Maltesers is actually a malt flavoured honeycomb.

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Jessica Ransom

“If you feel like making these biscuits even more indulgent. Once they are cooled, drizzle over some melted milk chocolate or dunk one side of the biscuit into some melted chocolate instead.”

If you want to make the process as quick and easy as possible, be sure to use an electric mixer when beating the sugar and butter together. 

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With this device you have two very useful appliances in one. There’s a stick blender attachment which is useful for sauces and soups, and a hand mixer whisk which you can use for making the cookie dough and also for whipping cream. It’s easy to clean and has a powerful 850W motor.

Our sugar cookies recipe is perfect for making with kids too. You might also like these vanilla cookies which you could bake ahead and then let them ice them. For another chewy recipe, Millie's cookies are a great choice. 

Anneliese Giggins
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Author, writer and Mum of three, Anneliese Giggins has been creating recipes for for the past 9 years. She has also created food-related content for household names such as Daily Mail, Daily Express and Her most successful to date was how to feed a family of 4 on £20 a week

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