Well, here is another quick recipe for you all. I actually first came across this cookie when we held a barbecue at our house a couple of months ago. One of my sister's friends had brought along what she called a Mars Bar cake and it was just awesome. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and had the wonderful caramel taste of Mars Bars. We asked for the recipe, and she said that it was online everywhere. A quick Google search later, and we were ready to make a batch for ourselves. Here we go!
What you need:
3 standard Mars bars, chopped into smallish pieces
2 tablespoons golden syrup
Enough rice krispies to coat
200g milk chocolate, melted (optional)
What you do:
- Melt the Mars bars, golden syrup and butter either in a pan over a very low heat, or in a large bowl in a microwave. Be careful not to burn in either case. You might need to use a whisk to make sure the chocolate has melted completely and smoothly. I did.
- Add in as much rice krispies as you like, making sure you have enough melted chocolate to coat them properly.
- Press the mixture into a greased and lines baking tin. How big depends on how thick you want it. I used an 8-inch baking tin and got quite a thin layer. At this point, I sprinkle more rice krispies on top of the mixture and press them in gently. This gives an extra crunchy layer, yum!
- Leave to set in the fridge. If using the chocolate, melt and spread all over the cake. Leave to set before cutting into pieces.
Yum yum yumminess! These are quite similar to the Maltesers cake, in that they use pre-made chocolate and golden syrup and such. But these have a different texture since they're chewier and easier to cut. (Oooh, that Maltesers cake looks good. Might make it again soon.)
But anyway, I love these Mars Bars cakes (or cookies) as well. The rice krispies stay wonderfully crunchy and give a great contrast to the chewy chocolate. Because I knew these were quite rich, I made them into a thin layer, though of course, you can choose to make them really thick as well. The recipe is easily doubled or even tripled. They were slightly different than the ones my sister's friend brought over though. These kind of melted more easily, and the golden syrup flavour was a bit more prominent. But doesn't really matter. Still very very very nice. =D
We kept these in the freezer, though you can just keep them in the fridge. Despite being in there for a couple days (since they were out of the way, the people of the house kind of forgot about them, haha. Out of sight, out of mind), they still stayed chewy and not at all hard in any way. The rice krispies stayed crunchy too, mmmm! I might add even more rice krispies to my next batch. I think they make it slightly less sweet and slightly less rich, so you can eat more! Haha. Plus, I want to make the next batch thicker so as to make it look more presentable. So more rice crispies might be a good idea. (Plus, chocolate is so expensive now! =( )To make it even more chocolatey, you could even try to substitute the rice kripies with chocolate rice cereal, such as Coco Pops. That should be very tasty, mmmmm! Using Cornflakes might also give a different flavour. In short, use your favourite cereal!
Anyway, I think this will be a firm favourite at our house. So delicious and so easy to do too! Definitely will be part of our Raya baking. Speaking of which, Raya is in just over a week!
Quote of the day: I'm a big fan of the Mars Bar Diet. You don't eat the Mars bar, you stick it up your arse and let a rottweiler chase you home.