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Favourite Malt Squares recipe
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Favourite Malt Squares

A tried and true recipe from Mt Maunganui!
14 August 2023 12:30PM

Jeanette from The Breeze Auckland has been flicking through old recipe books and found a delicious recipe for Favourite Malt Squares in the 1970s book 'The New Zealand Television & Radio Cookbook'.

This book has hundreds of tried and true recipes submitted by viewers and listeners all over New Zealand, including a recipe for "Favourite Malt Squares" submitted by J. Dickens of Mount Maunganui. It's super easy and super delicious!


  • 1 Packet of malt biscuits
  • 120g of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 Can of condensed milk
  • 2 cups of desiccated coconut
  • Favourite chocolate icing to cover


  1. Crush biscuits. Melt butter and add sugar.
  2. Add crushed biscuits, stir well and press into a lined tin.
  3. Mix condensed milk and coconut. Spread on top of the mixture.
  4. Cook at 180c for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Ice while hot with a thin layer of chocolate icing. Cut into squares when cold.