Mini marmite bites

Mini marmite bites

Lucy's Bakes
5 mins
Cooking time
8 mins
Jacqui Melville

What can I say? I am a Marmite lover – I always have been – and use Marmite in my cooking often, especially when I use cheese as it adds a punch. There are many little Marmite biscuit recipes out there – this one I developed from a little cheesy shortbread I made when we were young. You just get your hands into the bowl, squeeze it together and roll it into a log – what could be easier? A fabulous recipe to bake with children as they can simply squeeze and roll – perfect ’messy play’ but the perfect grown-up biscuit too with a little glass of something!


Quantity Ingredient
100g cheese, finely grated
20g marmite
175g self-raising flour
100g butter, at room temperature
pinch coarsely ground black pepper


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and literally squeeze it all together using your hands until you have a stiff dough.
  2. Turn out onto a clean work surface and make into 2 logs about 3 cm in diameter.
  3. Wrap in cling film and chill the logs for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  4. Slice into 5 mm discs and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 8 –10 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. The mixture can be frozen, then removed from the freezer 15 minutes before slicing and baking.


  • This recipe is vegetarian and nut-free.


  • Try using rye flour for a more rustic flavour and texture.

What the the testers say

  • MAURICE FLYNN – ‘I am not a Marmite fan but the neighbour’s children loved them. I actually crumbled the ingredients together before squeezing it to incorporate the mix – easy recipe.’

    GEMMA HEDGES – ‘I made these as nibbles for pre-Sunday lunch and made them while we were cooking the meal. My little niece did most of the mixing – easy, fun and I LOVE THEM.’

    LYDIA CUFFLIN AND SIMON CHILDS – ‘These are just baked and we are on our way to eating them all from the baking sheets with a glass of wine – ridiculously good.’
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