Did you know that the little malty ball could also do this?
Here are the 15 Malteser recipes that are just about going to change your life forever...
Knobbly Bobbly Bake
OK, we made that name up – but you can’t argue that it definitely suits this genius way of taking a simple chocolate cake to the next level. Is it just us, or do you want to TOUCH this cake just as much as you want to EAT it?
Deluxe Malteser Tray Bake
Any recipe that has the word ‘deluxe’ in it gets a thumb up from us. Seriously, when was the last time you used that word? We need to bring back 'deluxe'. And what’s more, despite its name, this teatime treat requires no baking. SCORE.
The Three-Chocolate Cheesecake
Yup, that’s right: not one, not two, but THREE different types of chocolate went into this cheesecake – and one of them was of course the crunchy little Malteser. Cacao addicts only need apply.
What A Doughnut
Uh oh, this Malteser-filled doughnut recipe looks so incredible, it’s teetering on outrageously Earth-shatteringly excellent territory. Can you handle it?
Let Them Eat Cake
And, my goodness, they will. Bring this out at tea-time and watch the crumbs fly.
Proving the theory that blondes have more fun – step forward the Malteser Blondie, by Great British Bake Off winner of 2011, Jo Wheatley.
Or, as we refer to them – the Paul Daniels magic trick of sweets, turning one spherical chocolate Malteser into an entirely different spherical confection before your very eyes.
A Beautiful Mess
Behold the beauty that is feather-light meringue, mascarpone cream, toasted almonds and Maltesers – almost too pretty to eat. (Almost).
A Malteser milkshake, you say? We’ll take two.
Men at Work
Or transform your malty snack into a miniature boulder-based work of art with some help from these little guys.
Our favourite French fancy, the macaron, made all the more special with the addition of a tiny wee Malteser. Bravo!
The kind of sugary treat you pull together to take into the office, and you keep finding yourself sneaking ‘just one more piece’ on the commute in. Guilty as charged. Also – who knew that in the States Maltesers are called Whoppers? Every day’s a school day.
Putting the crunch into your rocky road. Warning: in this guise the Malteser is definitely not ‘lighter than ordinary chocolate’.
Merry Christmas, Y’all
We’re aware it’s a little early to be talking about Christmas, but this Malteser Christmas Cake was just TOO GOOD not to put on your radar. Suddenly, winter looks so much more appealing.
I scream. You scream. We all scream for malted Malteser ice-cream.
A chocolate-malt cupcake topped off with a lovely little Malteser ball. Don’t mind if we do.