Easy Step by Step Maltesers Microwave Fudge Recipe

(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! (Exactly like in my easy Milk & Cookies Chocolate Fudge recipe.) 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!

Maltesers Microwave Fudge in a bowl

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!

If you’re a huge Maltesers fan, you’ll love my mini Maltesers cheesecake recipe for two and easy Maltesers tiffin bars too!

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!

Maltesers Microwave Fudge in a bowl

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.


Maltesers Microwave Fudge in a bowl

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


Essential Equipment

  • 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.

Maltesers Microwave Fudge mixture in a bowl

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?!

Maltesers Microwave Fudge mixture in a bowl with Maltesers mixed in

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!

Maltesers Microwave Fudge mixture in a silicone pan

Take those remaining 15-20 Maltesers you reserved earlier and press them randomly into the top of your microwave fudge.

Maltesers Microwave Fudge mixture in a silicone pan with Maltesers pressed on top

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.

Maltesers Microwave Fudge in a bowl

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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Maltesers Microwave Fudge in a bowl

Maltesers Microwave Fudge in a bowl

Maltesers Microwave Fudge in a bowl

Magnificent Maltesers Microwave Fudge

Yield: 36 Pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

When life gives you Maltesers... make microwave fudge!! Easy to make & tastes amazing, you know you won't regret giving this a go.


  • 400 g Milk Chocolate, (Broken)
  • 397 g Tin of Condensed Milk
  • 400 g Maltesers

Essential Equipment

  • 1 20cm (8") Square Baking Tin or Silicone Pan
  • 1 Large Microwavable Bowl


  1. Line baking tin. (No need if using silicone.)
  2. Add the chocolate and condensed milk to a large bowl and microwave in 10 second bursts. Stir well between each time until melted.
  3. Reserve 15 Maltesers then stir the rest through the fudge. 
  4. Pour the mixture into your prepared/silicone tin and smooth out. Press the reserved Maltesers into the top.
  5. 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.

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18 thoughts on “Easy Step by Step Maltesers Microwave Fudge Recipe”

  1. Dawn says:

    I love these! I’ve made them a few times and I now substitute some of the milk chocolate for orange chocolate and they’re great!

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Aww thank you so much for your kind words Dawn – you have no idea how happy it makes me! I’m SO pleased you love my recipe. (P.S. a chocolate orange version sounds AMAZING!) Emma x

  2. Muireann says:

    So easy to make and oh so good…!

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Thanks Muireann! So glad you liked my recipe 😀 Emma x

  3. Margaret says:

    I would like to try it with bounty bars

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Ooooh that sounds like a great idea Margaret! Emma x

  4. Madge whyte says:

    I would like to try making this recipe with Caramac chocolate and maybe white chocolate maltesers, but I’ve put on so much weight at the festive season, that I’ll have to wait a while. I think it may be good. Lots of good baking to you. Madge.

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Oh my word Madge – that sounds like an INCREDIBLE idea!! (I LOVE Caramac.) Please let me know how you get on when you try it out! Emma x

  5. christine says:

    when you say milk chocolate do you mean like a chocolate candy bar or the melting wafers?

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Hi Christine. I’m not sure what you mean by melting wafers (I’m based in the UK and, as far as I’m aware, we don’t have those here) but by Milk Chocolate I literally mean a bars of milk chocolate. (like this: http://amzn.to/2AZpViI) You could also use milk chocolate chips. I hope that helps?

  6. Vina says:

    Is it sweetened condensed milk

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Hi Vina, yes it is 🙂

  7. elaine says:

    400g maltesers seems an awful lot as they are so light

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      This is true Elaine but it is correct – it’s what I used. It does make quite a lot of delicious fudge 🙂

  8. Sylvia Brown says:

    Bet it is even more scrumptialicious with the addition of baby marshmallows

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Oooooh I bet it is!!

  9. Rosie says:

    These look dangerously easy, and so delicious!

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Dangerous is definitely an apt description of this recipe!! Glad you like it Rosie 🙂

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