(This post has been updated from the original September 2016 version to provide a better experience for you)
This downright unbelievable Maltesers microwave fudge recipe is literally the best thing ever in the history of the Universe! Ever heard of making microwave fudge with condensed milk? Well now you have! It’s the crazy easy ‘cheat’ way of making fudge. No thermometer required, no slaving away over a hot stove for hours, just a microwave, a bowl and a bit of mixing. Honestly, that’s it! Yielding the most beautiful, creamy and luxurious fudge, I guarantee you won’t look back after trying this. Carry on reading for my super easy to follow step by step picture recipe and top tips for getting it perfect every time!
When I say this glorious Maltesers microwave fudge will blow your mind I’m really not joking. Think it took forever and a day to make? Relentless stirring for hours and hours? Think again. I kid you not, it literally takes just 5 minutes to make. I know, it’s really hard to believe but stay with me… Melt it, mix it, done. Say that again? Melt it, mix it, done. Seriously, that’s it!
It’s ok though – it’ll be our dirty little secret. I promise I won’t tell anyone that it only took you 5 minutes to make this luxuriously decadent treat then the fridge did all the hard work for you. And no one needs to know that you put your feet up within 10 minutes of starting this gorgeous microwave fudge recipe… I promise, my lips are sealed!
In all seriousness though it really is so simple to make and tastes absolutely beautiful. Everyone will be begging you for the recipe and no one will believe how quick it was to make. It also doubles as a wonderful homemade gift! Looking for a different flavour? Check out my creamy Biscoff Fudge recipe!
Top Tips For Making Maltesers Microwave Fudge
- Keep the heating short and sweet. Chocolate dislikes being overheated so short bursts in the microwave with lots of stirring between is best to achieve good results.
- Making this for a homemade gift? Consider making smaller slabs and leaving them uncut. When a Malteser is cut and air gets to the middle, it will go sticky and soft within a few hours. If you make smaller sized slabs and don’t cut them, the recipient can enjoy it, as it was intended, even after a few days.
- Don’t own a microwave? Fear not! You can still create this wonderful treat by gently heating the chocolate and condensed milk in a saucepan over a low heat until melted. Make sure to stir it continuously though so it doesn’t catch on the bottom.
- Feeling lazy? Use a silicone pan so you don’t even have to line it!
- Using a silicone pan? Place it onto a baking tray to make it easier to move to the fridge for setting.
- Has your fudge somehow still stuck to the bottom of your silicone pan? Oops! Place it in the freezer for 20 minutes then try again. Job’s a gooden.
Magnificent Maltesers Microwave Fudge Recipe
Here is what you will need to make 36 pieces.
(For a printer friendly version, see the recipe card at the end of this post)
- 400g (14 oz) Milk Chocolate
- 1 x 397g (14 oz) Condensed Milk
- 400g (14 oz) Maltesers
- 20cm (8″) Square Baking Tin or Silicone Pan
- Large Microwavable Bowl
Line your baking tin and set to one side. If you’re using a silicone pan you don’t need to line it.
Break the chocolate into a large microwavable bowl and pour in the condensed milk. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds then give it a good stir. Repeat, heating in 10 second intervals, until it’s all melted and smooth.
Working quickly, tip in all except approx 15-20 Maltesers and give your microwave fudge a good mix. (It will start to set quite rapidly.)
And yes, it’s fine to eat a few. Why do you think there are so many in the recipe?!
Tip the whole lot into your prepared/silicone tin and level out with a spatula. You don’t need to be exact. I think a little bumpiness adds to the charm!
Take those remaining 15-20 Maltesers you reserved earlier and press them randomly into the top of your microwave fudge.
Pop it into the fridge to set for at least 4 hours or overnight. Once firm, you can remove it from the tin & slice into 36 pieces. (6 x 6 grid.)
Store your Maltesers Microwave Fudge in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 5 days.
Isn’t it a thing of beauty?? It would make a lovely gift for Birthdays, Christmas or any occasion that you can think of! It’s also another fantastic recipe to to get the kids involved with on the weekends or over the holidays. I do love me a good no bake treat!
If you could turn any chocolate bar into fudge what would it be? Let me know in the comments below!
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- 400 g Milk Chocolate, (Broken)
- 397 g Tin of Condensed Milk
- 400 g Maltesers
- 1 20cm (8") Square Baking Tin or Silicone Pan
- 1 Large Microwavable Bowl
- Line baking tin. (No need if using silicone.)
- Add the chocolate and condensed milk to a large bowl and microwave in 10 second bursts. Stir well between each time until melted.
- Reserve 15 Maltesers then stir the rest through the fudge.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared/silicone tin and smooth out. Press the reserved Maltesers into the top.
- Set in the fridge for 4 hours/overnight until firm then remove and slice into 36 pieces.
Store your Maltesers microwave fudge in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 5 days.
Please note that when a Malteser it cut and air gets to it, it gets sticky and soft. This fudge is either best eaten on the day it's made or kept whole and uncut until required.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.