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Malteser Truffles in small white and gold bowl
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Malteser Truffles

Malteser Truffles are delicious and super easy to make! With only 4 ingredients they are the perfect sweet treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Western
Keyword: Malteser Balls, Malteser Chocolate Balls, Malteser Truffles
Servings: 20
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Adrianne

Equipment

  • 1 Food processor
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Medium sized mixing bowl
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 Mini Cookie Scoop
  • 1 Baking tray
  • 1 Baking paper
  • 1 Heatproof jug
  • 1 Skewer
  • 1 Zip lock bag
  • 1 Scissors

Ingredients

  • 5 plain vanilla biscuits Note 1
  • 380 grams Maltesers Note 2
  • 120 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk chocolate

Instructions

  • Line the tray: line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Crush the biscuits: add plain vanilla biscuits to food processor and blitz for 5 seconds to form a rough crumb. Transfer into small bowl and set aside (decoration).
  • Crush the Maltesers: add Maltesers to food processor and blitz for 10 to 15 seconds till roughly crushed.
  • Combine: transfer the crushed Maltesers into a medium sized mixing bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk and stir to combine.
  • Roll into balls: use a mini cookie scoop to portion the wet truffle mixture and place onto lined baking tray. Then work individually to pick up each portion and roll it into a ball.
  • Chill the truffles: place the truffles into the fridge for at least 30 mins.
  • Melt the chocolate: add the chocolate to a heatproof jug and use the microwave to melt it for 1-2 mins. Remove and stir after 1 min, then 2 mins.
  • Coat the truffles: remove truffles from the fridge, using a fork and working one by one, place the truffles onto the fork and dip into the melted chocolate. Pull the fork up and hold it above the jug. Gently shake to allow excess chocolate to drip off. Use a skewer at the base of the truffle to push it off the fork onto the tray.
  • Decorate the truffles: pour remaining chocolate into a zip lock bag and use scissors to snip a tiny hole on one side of the bag. Drizzle the chocolate back and forth over the truffles to decorate. Sprinkle biscuit crumbs on top of the melted chocolate (optional).
  • Serve: place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Note 1 - Vanilla Biscuits: these are an optional ingredient and as you will see throughout the photos in the post, they are used to decorate the truffles. You will only need about 5 of them max. You can use the food processor to blitz them, but if you don't have one, simply pop them in a zip lock bag, push to remove the air, seal and bang them with the back of a spoon. 
  • Note 2 - Maltesers: you can get a 280 gram share packet of these, however, we need a little bit more to ensure we can make 20 truffles. So either purchase 2 share bags and measure 100 grams from these or a smaller bag. 
  • Note 3 - Technique: Microwave the milk chocolate in a heatproof jug and use a fork to dip each truffle (one by one) into the chocolate. Hold the fork above the bowl, then move to the tray and use a skewer to get the ball off the fork. You can also tip the fork to get them off, however, you will see indents from where the fork was holding the truffle. A skewer at the base of the fork pushing the truffle off onto the baking paper will ensure smooth chocolate covered balls.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg