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This easy Malteser Rocky Road recipe is a fun and quick No Bake Malteser Cake. Perfect as a chocolate treat for children and grown ups too, this tray bake is a take on traditional chocolate tiffin, packed with Maltesers and marshmallows.

Side angle photo of a pile of Malteser Rocky Road pieces on a wooden board with pack of Maltesers in the background.Is there any better quick chocolate treat to make than Rocky Road? No bake and easily made with store cupboard ingredients, even if you’ve never cooked before, you’ll nail Rocky Road every time and this Malteser Rocky Road is no exception.

By the way, does any one else write Malteasers?! (Instead of MalTESERS). I’ve typed MalTEASERS approximately 57 times whilst writing this post. Please tell me it’s not just me who thought it was spelled like that?!

Chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl for Malteser Rocky Road Cake.

This is one of my go to bake sale recipes. I hope you like it as much as we do!

What ingredients do you use to make Rocky Road?

A simple Rocky Road recipe uses chocolate, butter and golden syrup, along with marshmallows and biscuits or other fillings.

In this recipe for Malteser Rocky Road, the biscuits are replaced by Maltesers for delicious chocolatey crunch.

Melted chocolate in a glass bowl with spoon dribbling it into the bowl on white background for Malteser rocky road recipe.

How do you make Malteser Rocky Road?

Start by melting your milk chocolate and dark chocolate, along with your butter and golden syrup.

Allow this mixture to cool slightly. If you add your marshmallows whilst it’s too warm, they will melt into a gooey mess. You should be able to touch the mixture with your finger without feeling the heat.

Add your marshmallows and Maltesers to the mixture and mix in thoroughly until everything is coated. Press into your lined tin and then coat with the white chocolate and more Maltesers!

Chill until your Rocky Road is solid enough to cut.

Dark chocolate with marshmallows mixed in for rocky road in baking paper lined dish overhead shot, for Malteser Rocky Road recipe.

Tips for making the Malteser Rocky Road:

  • You can melt your chocolate mixture either in a saucepan or in the microwave:
    • If using a saucepan, only use a very, very low heat or the chocolate, butter, syrup mixture will seize and go grainy. I also find it helps to put the butter in first and let it melt a little, so that the chocolate isn’t touching the bottom of the pan.
    • If melting your chocolate mixture in the microwave, use a large bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts, being sure to mix very well between each burst. The mixing is really important as it distributes the action of the microwave and speeds the process up without causing any burning.
  • If the slab of Malteser Rocky Road is too hard to cut straight out of the fridge, allow to come to room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • I like to crush some of the Maltesers I decorate the top with as I think it looks pretty, but it’s up to you!
Overhead shot of squares of Malteser Rocky Road piled on a wooden board on white board.

Tools I used to make the Malteser Rocky Road recipe:

  • Piping bags – I used a disposable piping bag to cleanly put my white chocolate on top of these Rocky Road tray bake bars. If you buy one thing for baking, let it be disposable piping bags. I know we are all reducing plastic, but the volume of washing up liquid it takes to get reusable ones clean, I am sure the damage to the environment it worse.
  • Baking parchment – I use baking parchment or baking paper for almost all of my bakes and cakes. It means no sticking, ever. I buy it in bulk from Amazon so I never run out and it’s also heaps cheaper that way. Not to be confused with greaseproof paper, which needs to be oiled first, not good for no bake cakes.
  • Chocolate – I try to use my favourite Callebaut chocolate for this recipe. This chocolate is just amazing, it melts so well and really makes a difference to any recipe. When you buy it in bulk (1kg bags at a time) from Amazon it works out about the same price as supermarket chocolate. A good investment I think as it really does make SUCH a difference.
Close up photo of a pile of Malteser Rocky Road pieces on a wooden board with pack of Maltesers in the background.

Fancy some other easy tray bake recipes? How about my Microwave 2 Minute Fudge or my Peanut Butter Bars?

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this Easy Malteaser Rocky Road Cake recipe. Please rate the recipe and leave me a comment below if you do.

Also, if you fancy showing me a photo by tagging me on Instagram (@tamingtwins) I LOVE to see your creations.

Side angle photo of a pile of Malteser Rocky Road pieces on a wooden board with pack of Maltesers in the background.

How to make the Malteser Rocky Road recipe:

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Malteser Rocky Road recipe

This easy Malteser Rocky Road recipe is a fun and quick No Bake Malteser Cake. Perfect as a chocolate treat for children and grown ups too, this tray bake is a take on traditional chocolate tiffin, packed with Maltesers and marshmallows.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 People


  • 150 g Butter
  • 200 g Milk chocolate
  • 200 g Dark chocolate
  • 4 tbsp Golden syrup
  • 300 g Maltesers
  • 180 g Mini marshmallows

To decorate:

  • 200 g White chocolate
  • 100 g Maltesers


  • Melt the butter, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and golden syrup together and stir thoroughly. (See recipe tips above regarding melting.)
  • Allow the chocolate to cool slightly and then stir in the Maltesers and mini marshmallows.
  • Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with baking paper and press the mixture firmly in.
  • Melt the white chocolate and pour all over the top. Press in the remaining Maltesers.
  • Allow to set in the fridge for at least a couple of hours.
  • Turn out of the tin and cut into small chunks using a very sharp knife.


Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 270mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 270IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. THANK you for this recipe
    My grand daughter will be over the moon
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  3. 5 stars
    I made this recipe for my son’s schools fete “Bake Off” and we won!!! My little boy gave it a big thumbs up 👍🏻

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve just made this and oh my goodness! It’s so so good.
    It’s meant to be for a works bake sale…. I may need to make more!
    I also bought the chocolate you recommended from amazon for this recipe & it’s excellent. I got a set of 3 and such good value.Thanks so much for sharing this Sarah xx

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Annette! So pleased that you liked the recipe and the chocolate. Delicious isn’t it?!

    2. 5 stars
      Didnt know if this would work without using biscuits as the usual ‘base’ but it does! And works brilliantly, so easy to make and the family’s love it. Great recipe!

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    1. 5 stars
      Ob my god these are amazing. Made them tonight an went down a storm. With requests to never let them run out. An I am not the best cook in the world so easy to make. Thank you