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No bake Malteser cheesecake

No bake Malteser cheesecake

This is a no-bake cheesecake. It has to be made ahead to allow time to chill and set properly, but it really is deceptively easy to make and tastes divine. I made this one for Easter – hence the ‘Malteaster’ bunnies decoration, but it’s great for any time of year; simply decorate with just the Maltesers.

 

Makes 1 large cheesecake

 

Base

  • Malted milk biscuits, 300g
  • Butter, 150g, melted

Filling

  • Cream cheese, 600g
  • Greek yoghurt, 100g
  • Extra thick double cream, 300ml
  • Icing sugar, 150g
  • Vanilla extract, 1 tsp
  • Malteser ‘Teasers’ bar, 150g, chopped

Topping 

  • Maltesers, 1 bag (93g)

 

  • Process or bash the biscuits into fine crumbs, then mix with the melted butter. Press into a springform tin, and chill while you make the filling.
  • Stir together the cream cheese, yoghurt, cream, sugar and vanilla. Once they are well combined, fold in the chopped chocolate. 
  • Spoon the filling onto the base, then smooth the top with a spatula or pastry scraper. Then, run a palette knife around the edge – this makes it so much easier to remove later. Chill again for about an hour.
  • Decorate with the Maltesers, pressing them gently into the top before the filling is fully set so they ‘stick’, then chill for at least 4 more hours, or overnight, before serving.

 

Notes

  • You can successfully melt butter in the microwave – check every few seconds and stir each time. Remove as soon as it is mostly melted and stir – the residual heat ensures that the rest will soon melt as well.


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