Maltesers Shortbread Bars

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Maltesers Shortbread Bars : is there anything better than shortbread covered with chocolate ganache and crispy airy Maltesers ?

Maltesers Shortbread Bars : is there anything better than shortbread covered with chocolate ganache and crispy airy Maltesers ?

The first Maltesers dessert I made to publish was no bake fridge cake.

It tastes amazing every time I make it since we love Maltesers but it is impossible to serve it nice any tidy and it is even worse to make a decent photo.
It took me longer to arrange it than to put all the ingredients together ! Seriously !
At the end, I just spooned the cake into little bowl, topped it with whipped cream and photographed:

Maltesers Shortbread Bars : is there anything better than shortbread covered with chocolate ganache and crispy airy Maltesers ?
These Maltesers Shortbread Bars are completely different story:

Maltesers Shortbread Bars : is there anything better than shortbread covered with chocolate ganache and crispy airy Maltesers ?

Improved, updated, with solid base ( oh my Goodness, it sounds like I’m updating a gadget, not a dessert πŸ™‚ ), with chocolate ganache poured over simple shortbread and topped with amazing Maltesers.
Once cooled, it makes such a great and simple dessert ; by combining two basic recipes ( shortbread and ganache ) with store bought treats !
The stages are simple to make ; shortbread done :

Maltesers Shortbread Bars : is there anything better than shortbread covered with chocolate ganache and crispy airy Maltesers ?

And ganache just poured, before I added Maltesers :

Maltesers Shortbread Bars : is there anything better than shortbread covered with chocolate ganache and crispy airy Maltesers ?
Once cooled, it is very important to use sharp thin blade knife to cut the bars easily.

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Maltesers Shortbread Bars

Maltesers Shortbread Bars : is there anything better than shortbread covered with chocolate ganache and crispy airy Maltesers ?

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword Maltesers Shortbread Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 bars

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for the shortbread:
  • 1 Β½ cup all purpose flour
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp icing sugar
  • Ingredients for the topping :
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 cups Maltesers ( 175 grams )

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / 320 F.

  2. Line 8 x 8 inches dish with baking paper. Make sure paper hangs out to make it easier to take the cake out, once done.

  3. On flat, clean working surface, combine shortbread ingredients. You will get crumbly dough. See the photo above.

  4. Pat the dough into baking pan and even it with the back of tablespoon.

  5. Bake the shortbread for 25 minutes until slightly golden.

  6. Take the pan out and leave the shortcrust to cool completely.

  7. On low heat, in thick bottom pot, melt chocolate and heavy cream. Do not boil; just combine and warm it to get nice smooth texture.

  8. Pour ganache over the shortbread layer and let it cool for 5 minutes.

  9. Press Maltesers gently on ganache and leave to cool before cutting the bars.

 

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