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National Biscuit Day 2021 – Malteser Smash biscuit traybake recipe

TODAY is National Biscuit Day and to celebrate I’ve got two brilliant, biscuity delights. Both of these will last for a week or so in an airtight container, but you can also freeze them to grab whenever you fancy a nibble.

Now, go and make yourself a cuppa, you lovely lot – you deserve a biscuit or two!

This recipe can be prepared in as little as 5 minutes


This recipe can be prepared in as little as 5 minutes

Malteser Smash

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Chilling time: 2 hours

Makes 12 slices


  • 225g digestive biscuits
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 4tbsp golden syrup
  • 115g butter
  • 225g Maltesers, plus extra for decoration

For the topping:

  • 80g dark chocolate
  • 1tbsp milk

Top tip

My top tip this week is to make sure you organise your freezer.

Every month or so, do a stock check of what’s in there so that you make sure you are eating the older stuff at the back of the freezer and then refilling with newer food.


  1. Line an 18 x 18 square baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place the digestives into a reusable plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush the biscuits until they are a fine crumb.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter together over a low heat. Once melted, add in the biscuit crumbs, mix well, then add in the Maltesers.
  4. Pour the mix into your lined tin and leave to cool for 5 minutes before putting into the fridge to set for about 1 hour.
  5. Once the traybake has set, in a small bowl melt the chocolate and milk in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until you have a runny consistency.
  6. Using a spoon, drizzle the traybake with the chocolate and a few Maltesers for decoration and return to the fridge to set. Once the chocolate is hard, cut up your traybake and enjoy.
Suzanne Mulholland's recipes are so easy to follow


Suzanne Mulholland’s recipes are so easy to followCredit: Ryan Ball

Ready to freeze:

Once cut up, simply store in a reusable, labelled freezer bag.

Ready to eat:

When you are ready to eat, take out as many slices at a time as you need and leave to defrost at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

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