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Salted Caramel No Bake Malteser Slice

Salted Caramel No Bake Malteser Slice

It’s coming up to that time of year again where we start straining our brains for the perfect gift for the special dads in our life. Yes Father’s Day is fast approaching. I am a hopeless gift giver and trying to come up with the perfectly themed gift for Father's Day almost sends me insane. Not this year I have the perfect edible gift that will knock my dad's and your dad's socks off. Doesn’t the old saying go “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?”. If that is the case you will be firmly on the forefront as favourite with this slice. Father's Day is a great time to spoil your dad, husband or special man in your life. While gag gifts, socks and ties all have their place it is also nice to make something special. Inject some serious love into your creation as you melt, chop, stir and sift and carefully package it up.

I was asked by The Reject Shop to create something special for Father's Day and what better way to celebrate the day than with this totally decadent Salted Caramel No Bake Malteser Slice. It is pure heaven in every mouthful. I hear you ask what is in it? Why I’m glad you asked, let me give you the low down on what is hiding in this delectable number. Let’s start with the bottom layer which is crushed malt biscuits blitzed with coconut and drizzled in butter and set into the perfect base to begin adding the main stars. The next layer is rich dark chocolate truffle fudge filled with crunchy pieces of Maltesers throughout. That to die for dark truffle fudge is then smothered in a layer of gooey salted caramel and if that wasn’t enough all finished with a fine layer of milk chocolate and dotted with Maltesers. Have I got your attention yet?  I sure hope so!

I visited my local  The Reject Shop one sunny Saturday afternoon to stock up on supplies to create this perfect edible Father's Day gift. I have always loved The Reject Shop and I am always pleasantly surprised at discovering something new and different every time I visit. They have a huge range of quality products bursting from the shelves at bargain prices. Being a serious bargain hunter at heart this definitely tickles my fancy and makes my bank account happy. There were heaps of great things lining the shelves that took some restraint not to add to the shopping basket. I will be visiting again in the not too distant future that’s for sure. I was able to pick up the malt biscuits, Maltesers, bakers twine and the apothecary jar to create my Father's Day gift.  By filling the apothecary jar with a thoughtful home made gift, adding a flourish of bakers twine and a simple tag, it turns an everyday item into something pretty special. So the next time you walk past your local The Reject Shop pop in for a browse as you will be pleasantly surprised.

What dad wouldn’t want a jar full of goodies sitting in the fridge at the ready to devour? This slice does take a little time to prepare but the results are well worth it. You could make this over two days otherwise a couple of hours will do the trick. I got two thumbs up from hubby and a few of his taste testing friends who tried this Salted Caramel No Bake Malteser Slice after I had made it. I would recommend cutting the slice into smaller bite size pieces rather than normal slice sizes. It is a very rich and decadent treat so serve it to your favourite guy with a steaming cup of coffee, turn the footy on, push him into his favourite arm chair and let him bask in some me time while he devours his treat. He might even sneak back into the kitchen to sneak another piece.

I would love to see your slice creations so make sure you tag me @thewhimsicalwife over on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #nobakemalteserslice. Happy cooking everyone.

Salted Caramel No Bake Malteser Slice

by The Whimsical Wife

Prep Time: 1 hour + Chilling

Cook Time: nil

Makes: 15 Large Squares or 24 Small

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    Malt Biscuit Base
    • 250g malt biscuits (any plain biscuit would work)
    • 125g butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
    Dark Chocolate Truffle Fudge Filling
    • 225g 80% dark chocolate, melted
    • 150ml cream
    • 180g Maltesers, roughly chopped (see garnish)
    Salted Caramel Filling
    • 250g tin condensed milk
    • 150ml cream
    • 1/3 cup golden syrup
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    Milk Chocolate Topping
    • 225g milk chocolate, melted
    To garnish
    • 20 Maltesers


    Malt Biscuit Base

    Line a 18 x 28 cm slice tin with baking paper.

    In a food processor place the malt biscuits, coconut. Pulse for 30-40 seconds until a fine crumb is formed.

    Pour in the melted butter and pulse for a further 10-20 seconds until the biscuit mix comes together.

    Pour the biscuit mixture into the pan. Using your fingers gently press the mix out until it evenly covers the bottom of the pan.

    Place into the fridge to set for a minimum of 30 minutes.

    Dark Chocolate Truffle Fudge

    Into a bowl pour the melted dark chocolate. Add in the cream and gently stir together until the mixture is combined and starts to thicken. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes or so to cool enough to add the Maltesers without them melting. Once the mixture has cooled sufficiently add in the chopped Maltesers and stir to combine them in.

    Take the malt biscuit base out of the fridge and pour over the truffle fudge filling. Using a offset spatula gently spread the mixture evenly over the malt biscuit base. Place back into the fridge for a further 20-30 minutes for the truffle fudge filling to set.

    Salted Caramel

    In a small saucepan add the condensed milk, cream, golden syrup and salt. Bring the mixture up to the boil, stirring constantly. Lower to a simmer and let it bubble away for 15-20 minutes, stirring regularly so it doesn't burn. By this time a lovely golden caramel is formed and should coat the back of your spoon quite thickly.

    Set it aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly before pouring over the dark chocolate truffle fudge layer.

    Gently smooth the caramel with an offset spatula over the fudge layer and place back into the fridge for a further 15 minutes to cool and firm up.

    Milk Chocolate Topping & Garnish

    Remove the slice from the fridge and pour over the melted milk chocolate over the top of the salted caramel. Using a offset spatula quickly spread the milk chocolate evenly over the top of the caramel.

    Then quickly press the leftover Maltesers into the milk chocolate leaving a little sticking out of the top.

    Place back into the fridge and let it chill for a good hour before cutting into bite size pieces.

    Cooks Notes

    Any plain biscuit would work well in the base.

    Pop pieces of this decadent slice in jars, add some string and a tag and gift it to a loved one.

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