Vegan Malteser Slice

Difficulty: Easy

Serves 12

For a while now I’ve been craving Maltesers but short of a rumour I’ve heard about an elusive vegan version existing somewhere overseas (if you have access to them, please tell me!) I haven’t heard of anything remotely similar. I decided to combat my craving head on by creating this Vegan Malteser Slice; a thick crispy malt layer, topped with a thin layer of smooth chocolate. This sweet treat is easy to whip up in a jiffy and perfect for last minute parties or bake sales.


  • 150grams vegan white chocolate
  • 4 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup liquid malt extract (I used Saunders)
  • 200 grams vegan dark or milk chocolate


  1. Line a 26x16cm baking dish with baking paper.
  2. Melt the white chocolate before pouring into a large bowl with the puffed rice cereal, followed by the liquid malt extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture evenly into the baking dish and press down firmly.
  4. Melt the vegan dark or milk chocolate and pour on top of the rice cereal mixture. Spread evenly and pop in the fridge until the chocolate has set.
  5. Remove from the fridge, slice and serve.


  • Cindy

    I love Maltesers! I’ll have to hunt down some malt extract and give this vegan-friendly alternative a go.

  • Jordan McCusker

    Wow thanks for the recipe!
    Made these the other day and they taste so awesome!
    Really simple and fun to make,
    would recommend to everyone to try!

    • Chelsey

      Thanks Jordan!

  • LAyla

    Sound good. I will have a try. Have you had any luck making these as round balls?

    • Chelsey

      Not yet, Layla but it’s something I’m working on (maybe for an upcoming *cough* cookbook *cough* ;))

  • Adriana

    So easy & yum. Thanks for recipe. Wasn’t as maltesery as I hoped but I think the puffed rice I bought was not very crispy. Was pleased to see that the malt extract is full of B vitamins including B12 – so i can eat lots LOL

    • Chelsey

      Oh what a shame, maybe try a different brand next time? Definitely a great excuse to eat more of it! 😀