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An easy five ingredient no-bake fudge with milk chocolate, dark chocolate and Malteser’s – the perfect malteser fudge! 

A delicious easy fudge that is so easy to make and shove into a tin and set – one of my favourites!

Malteser recipes 

I recently re-made my no-bake malteser cheesecake and it was such a massive hit, along with my malteser cake, so I know you will all love this. Maltesers are a bit of a weird one for me, because I could easily eat another chocolate bar instead, but when I open a bag/box/anything of Maltesers, the box can easily just vanish into my stomach without me realising. They’re so moreish. 

I adore the honeycomb style crunch of the biscuit centre of the malteser, and it works wonderfully with the sweetness and texture of the fudge. Sometimes, the malteser can start to dissolve after a few days but you can’t prevent it. 

I use either horlicks or ovaltine when making my malteser bakes and I am obsessed – it’s an optional ingredient to the fudge but it really does bring it to another level. 

Easy fudge recipes

It’s very obvious that I like fudge. I can’t keep up with the amount of recipes I have on my blog for it now! I have all sorts such as my mars bar fudgebiscoff fudge and crunchie fudge to name a few. Honestly, I LOVE IT. And they are all based of a similar style recipe.. condensed milk fudge. 

Condensed milk fudge is one of the easiest things you can make in the world, and theoretically all it contains is a tin of condensed milk and chocolate. How much chocolate you need depends on the flavour of chocolate you are using, and this recipe uses a bit of dark chocolate and milk chocolate combined. 

Malteser Fudge 

For this fudge I decided to use dark chocolate and milk chocolate, but you can easily just use milk, or just use dark for example. I always bulk buy my chocolate so I use cooking chocolate, but you can use supermarket own basic confectionary chocolate easily and it makes it cheap to make. 

I used to add in butter and icing sugar to my fudge recipes but I prefer it without – however, this one sets super well because of the malt powder. I don’t find that you need icing sugar as well anymore. (If you want the original recipe its in the notes of the recipe card) 

I tend to add my chocolates and condensed milk to a bowl and then heat in short bursts in the microwave, making sure that the mixture doesn’t over heat. You can also do this in a pan on a low heat. 

I then mix through the malt powder as quickly as possible, and then mix through the Maltesers. It’s a little bit of an arm work out, but it’s worth it. 

Tips & Tricks 

  • I use a 9″ square tin for my fudge to make sure it sets at a good depth. 
  • You can set the fudge in the freezer to make it quicker, but I do find it best if this style of fudge is stored in the fridge
  • You can use all dark chocolate (use 400g total) or all milk chocolate (still 500g) 
  • You can use all white chocolate but you will need 600g 
  • This fudge will last for 2+ weeks in the fridge, but can freeze for 3+ months in a container 

Malteser Fudge!

An easy five ingredient no-bake fudge with milk chocolate, dark chocolate and Malteser's - the perfect malteser fudge! 
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Category: Sweets
Type: Fudge
Keyword: Malteser
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Setting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 45 Pieces
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 397 g condensed milk (one tin)
  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 250 g milk chocolate
  • 75 g malt powder (horlicks/ovaltine)
  • 200-300 g maltesers


  • Line a tin with parchment paper – I use a 9″ square in as it makes a nice depth of fudge!
  • Put the dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and condensed milk into a large bowl and melt in the microwave in short bursts until melted stirring well.
  • Alternately, add the ingredients to a pan and melt on a low heat until melted.
  • Once melted, tip in the malt powder and combine well, it might take a bit of beating, but its worth it!
  • Fold through one or two of the bags of Maltesers, or more if you fancy, and then pour into the tin and smooth over the mixture. 
  • Sprinkle on the other bag of Maltesers and press into the top of the fudge and store in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours (Or preferably overnight) to set!
  • Once set – remove from the tin and cut into the squares – and enjoy!


  • This recipe will last better in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks if it manages to last that long – you can also easily half or double the recipe, the setting times will just change slightly!
  • You can use all milk chocolate, or all dark chocolate if you wish, but its up to you
  • The original recipe was: 397g condensed milk, 200g dark chocolate, 200g milk chocolate, 75g malt powder, 75g icing sugar, 200-300g maltesers in a 7x10" tin.


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  1. June on December 1, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    5 stars
    Lovely recipe – I just wondered if I was to freeze it, would you cut it first? Have you ever frozen any and what does it taste like after freezing?

  2. Lynn on October 3, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane

    I’d love to try this out. 😊

    However I’m just a bit confused, which Maltesers fudge recipe should I use, the one in the book or the one on this website?

    Just want to make sure I get it right.

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 6, 2022 at 3:13 pm

      Hiya! Either is fine, the outcome is the same! Hope this helps! x

  3. Mikki Beresford on August 31, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Can you do this recipe with nestle crunch bar? I am going to a bbq this Saturday and would love to incorporate Nestle crunch into a fudge recipe 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 1, 2022 at 3:11 pm

      Hiya! I personally have not tried this – however it is definitely worth a go! Let me know how it turns out! x

  4. Rebecca on January 31, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Followed three times and chocolate seized and split every time. Don’t know what I’m doing tried three different melting methods and nothing works

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 3, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      Hiya! What chocolate are you using? x

  5. Tracey on August 19, 2021 at 3:22 am

    I am making both Malteaser and Bailey’s fudge as wedding favours. Worried in case they become too soft if it’s a warm day. I should imagine Bailey’s fudge is fine to freeze overnight before the wedding, but what about the Malteaser fudge? I have done a test run already- delicious. Thank you

  6. Sue MacGregor on May 30, 2021 at 11:52 am

    5 stars
    Made these last night to take to BBQ today and it is like a mousse no where near set and have had 18hrs in the fridge help what have I done!

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 2, 2021 at 9:32 am

      Did you use evaporated milk or light condensed milk by accident? I have no idea how it can have a mousse texture with the correct ingredients used!

  7. Michelle smith on December 9, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Hi. Please can you tell me if you can freeze the fudge?

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 9, 2020 at 10:51 am

      You can, but the Maltesers will dissolve slightly if they are exposed to the freezer! X

  8. Sophia on December 7, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Hi, I am going to make some fudge for my mum for Christmas and as she loves ferrero rochers I was wondering if instead of the malteasers I could swap them for the ferrero rochers instead. Would this still work as I wouldn’t add the malt powder?

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 7, 2020 at 8:25 pm

      The malt powder definitely makes it set better, so without I would use 250g milk chocolate and 250g dark chocolate, but then use the Ferrero would work! x

  9. Sal on July 2, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    How could you add this to brownies s as a topping. Do you add, then refrigerate the brownies and then cut them when fudge almost sets.

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 2, 2020 at 7:33 pm

      Hey – yes I would add it on top and let them set together!

  10. Liz on June 12, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Hi Jane I really want to try one of your fudge recipes but I’ve been struggling to get hold of condensed milk. I’ve managed to get light condensed milk, have you ever tried it as I wonder if it would still set the same?
    Now I just need to choose which one to make 😃

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 12, 2020 at 10:04 am

      Hey! Sometimes light condensed milk can make it set a bit softer, but otherwise it should be fine!! xx

  11. Amanda Smith on June 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    5 stars
    Loved this. Have made the crunchie and biscoff too. Would love you to do a coffee/cappaccino fudge using the dairy milk chic a latte bar.

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 6, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      Ahh thank you! And I shall add that to my list! x

  12. hollie on May 6, 2020 at 9:44 am

    used this recipe yesterday and my fudge still hasn’t set this morning, I have looked back over the ingredients and I have seen I used evaporated milk instead of condensed. would this be why?

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 6, 2020 at 9:55 am

      Yep, that’s why. They’re completely different ingredients, unfortunately!

  13. Rachel on May 4, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I’m lactose intolerant and have the other things covered substitute wise, but can I use the condensed sweetened coconut milk in place of normal condensed milk on all fudge recipes?!

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 4, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      In all honesty I’m not 100% sure. It can definitely depend on what chocolate you use, and what other ingredients are the substitutes. Sometimes, it may require a bit more chocolate to help it set! x

  14. Clare Almquest on May 3, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    5 stars
    Made this today, blown away it was so easy. Taking to work to share with all my colleagues in the care home. Trying to keep everyone happy at such a stressful time, your recipes go down very well

  15. Jen on February 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    5 stars
    I made this for the first time tonight & looking forward to tasting it. When I mixed in the maltesers though I noted the chocolate melted off them so I had a few bald maltesers poking through the top of my fudge. Anyone else had this?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 25, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      That means the fudge mixture was a little too hot is all!

  16. Karon Reynolds on January 25, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Can you use the caramel condensed milk? Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 25, 2020 at 7:14 pm

      It leads to a softer fudge, so generally only use it when I need to!

  17. Alice on October 20, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    5 stars
    tried this for the first today and they look so good! My malt powder went a bit lumpy though and the malteasers lost their choc covering! Should I have taken off the heat once the choc was melted?? I kept on the heat until I poured in the tin??


  18. Lizzy on November 2, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    5 stars
    Just tried this today! Can’t wait to see what it turns out like as it’s my first time making fudge.. on the step where you beat in the malt powder and icing sugar, can you use a hand mixer or does it have to be done by hand? Many thanks and much love for you whole blog!

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      I’ve always done it by hand, but I don’t see why a mixer won’t work?! x

  19. Mark charlton on October 20, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I have made this a few times now but my malteaser s alway go chewie very fast any help?

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 20, 2017 at 8:25 am

      I’m afraid they will turn chewy as they’re being stored in the fridge. Usually the bits cut open from slicing the fudge go first, any that aren’t cut open last longer.

    • Zoe Clift on November 28, 2021 at 9:07 am

      Hi, how much malteser spread would you use instead of actual maltesers or if you did half and half, thanks

  20. Craig Smith on September 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    This recipe is great and so easy to make – eve I can do it! I’m just starting to make my fourth batch in about 4 weeks! I haven’t eaten it all myself (haha) I’m putting it in a nice box and giving as a birthday present. Thank you for sharing the recipe ?

  21. christina demetriou on June 20, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Hi , can i ask is the malted powder easy to get hold of ? ive only ever seen it in form of a drink like malted milk powder which u add water to. Or can i buy from somewhere in specific in its own form?

    I live in uk if this helps.

    Many thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 20, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Yep, use that one. I use Horlicks which you add milk to ?

    • christina demetriou on June 21, 2017 at 1:16 am

      Thankyou so much x

  22. Sajeda on June 6, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Hi I can’t wait to try out this recipe! Can you please tell me what is malt powder? Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      It makes like a Malt Drink? Like Ovaltine, or Horlicks!

  23. Lisa Woods on May 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    this looks epic. I am trying to be good but I will definitely be trying this as a treat at some point.

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