Chocolate Rice Krispie Squares…

This invention was the result of finding a forgotten pack of own brand “Mars” type bars in our kitchen cupboard. We could of course have just eaten them as they were, but I’m never one to let a kitchen opportunity pass me by! Years ago, when the children were small, I would have made various concoctions like tiffin or chocolate cornflake buns if any of their friends were coming to tea and I guess today’s recipe is a more grown up version of those old favourites. Perhaps I’d better warn you though that it’s very moreish……..

You will need:

a square tin, about 20cm x 20cm (or about 8″ x 8″), lined with some greaseproof paper so that the tin isn’t scratched when you cut the finished bars into pieces

a roomy bowl, suitable for microwave use

  • about 230g of “Mars Bar” type bars (I used Aldi own brand, which was a pack of 6 x 38g)
  • 50g of butter
  • 100g of golden syrup
  • 150g of puffed rice
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • chocolate of your choice to drizzle on the top – I used 50g each of dark, milk and white chocolate

Method:

This couldn’t be quicker or easier:

  • roughly chop the “Mars Bars”

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  •  put the chopped “Mars Bars”, butter and golden syrup into a roomy bowl
  • melt them together in the microwave (at full power) in 30 second bursts, stirring after each (altogether, mine took 4 x 30 seconds to melt)
  • pour the puffed rice and cocoa powder into the melted mixture and mix everything together very well, until the rice is coated
  • tip the mixture into the square tin and press it all down with the back of a spoon and smooth the top
  • put this in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up a little
  • melt the chocolate of your choice and either spread or drizzle this over the top of the mixture

 

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  • put it back into the fridge for the chocolate to set (about an hour, if you can resist that long!)
  • when the chocolate is set cut the mixture into about 12 pieces and start eating!

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I’m just heading back into the kitchen now to make another batch of this because the one I made yesterday seems to have mysteriously disappeared………

 

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