Monday, 10 June 2013

Mars Bar crispy cake bars

Housekeeping first - Did you know you can now Follow my blog with Bloglovin? It;s my new favourite thing to replace Google Reader!

Now onto baking - I have an utter obsession with tray bakes and bars right now, I think it's the ease of throwing them together and the fact I can wrap them for the kids lunchboxes that's appealing to my motherly nature. My pinboard is FULL of tray bake bar recipes that I'm itching to try out!

Now, Mars Bars - I'm actually relatively new to the idea of using mars bars in crispy cake recipes and what a genius idea it is! All the caramel, chocolate and nougat melts beautifully into a gooey sticky mess which pairs so well with the rice krispies and it makes for such a quick sweet treat.

I bought one of the 5 packs of Mars Bars but 2 MYSTERIOUSLY disappeared so I only used 3 of the 58g bars and that was more than enough. Most recipes I found online used 5 bars but I don't think you need that much - especially if you're using the chocolate coating on top. (recipe and method below)
Heat your mars bars and butter low and slow if using a microwave
There is nothing more therapeutic than bashing rice krispies up! 
I lined my 8" square tin with greaseproof paper
Chocolate poured over - looking yummy!

Ingredients:
  • 3 Mars Bars
  • 75g butter
  • 75g Rice Krispies or any rice cereal
  • 150g good quality chocolate (I used half white and half milk chocolate to use up leftovers)
  • 8" square tin lined with greaseproof paper
Method:
  1. Pour your Rice Krispies into a bowl - I like to give mine a bash with a rolling pin as it helps keep the bars nice and compact which keeps them dense and gooey (and it's a great tension reliever)
  2. Heat the Mars Bars and butter in a microwave until melted - slow and low! You don't want to overheat your mars bars as they'll seize up so check you mix every 15 seconds.
  3. Pour over your Rice Krispies and mix together with a spatula.
  4. Press the mixture into an 8" square tin lined with greaseproof paper.
  5. Melt the chocolate and pour over the mixture, chill in the fridge for at least an hour then cut into small squares. I swirled my chocolate as it was a combination of milk and white which gave it a lovely finish!


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3 comments:

  1. Oh My! I'm going to have to make this STAT! =-) This looks amazing but simple.

    Great Work!

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    1. Soooo easy and super good! They last for a few days in a tupperware tub too - not that they'd last that long in my house... ;)

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  2. This is one of its kind, i run a sports bar in UK and i felt this is a great idea to serve these sugary heavens instead of packed chocolates. I must say these are looking so delicious that i cant control myself. If you ever been to Cannock,England please be my guest at http://www.barsportfranchise.co.uk/

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