Like many people, you probably have a favorite candy bar. You may not eat it often but when you get the chance, you do indulge your craving. There are so many different treats available, it can sometimes be difficult to focus on one. At some point or another, however, you have probably tried Maltesers, sometimes known as malted milk balls. They are a perfect little treat for when it sweet tooth strikes.
If you are someone who loves chocolate and enjoys a good Malteser, you are going to flip when you see this recipe for a malteser pie. It combines everything that is good about chocolate, makes it into a delicious pie and then adds crumbled Maltesers on top. It is like dessert heaven and we love it.
16 ounces Maltesers, plus extra for decorating
4 ounces unsalted butter, melted
3 1/2 ounces caster sugar
4 egg yolks
7 ounces of dark chocolate, roughly chopped
500 ml whole milk
3 tablespoons Ovaltine
300 ml heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
First, blitz the Maltesers in a food processor into crumbs. Add to the crumbs to the pan with the melted butter and mix. Pressed into a greased 10-inch pie tin, loose bottomed if you prefer, and push down evenly with a spatula or the back of a spoon until the bottom and sides are completely covered.
Leave in the fridge to set while you make the filling. In a medium pan add the egg yolks, milk and malt powder and whisk over a low heat until thickened. Take off the heat and stir through the chocolate until it’s a smooth, silky consistency. Pour the chocolate filling into the pie case and keep in the fridge until serving, at least an hour but preferably overnight.
Just before serving whip the double cream and vanilla together until stiff. Spoon over the chocolate filling, evenly covering the surface. Blitz with remaining Maltesers so some are fine and some are bigger and sprinkle over the top.