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Mars Bar Traybake

I’ve never been a big fan of the Mars Bar.  I would never buy one in a shop.  Although if you offered me a mini Mars Bar, I probably would take it.   For some reason, I think they taste better than the full-sized bars.

But, the Mars Bar Traybake is a different story altogether!  Somehow, a melted Mars Bar, mixed with Rice Krispies (other puffed rice cereals are available) transforms it into a very yummy, crispy, chewy treat that is hard to refuse!

As I live in the US, these are mostly a Milky Way Traybake.  The equivalent of a Mars Bar is called a Milky Way bar over here (and the nearest equivalent to a Milky Way is a 3 Musketeers bar, as far as I can tell).  In the interests of research, I purchased an imported Mars Bar and compared it to a US Milky Way bar.  And, to be honest, I couldn’t really taste much of a difference between them.  Perhaps someone with a more refined palate than mine would think differently, but I figured that these would make an appropriate substitute for my recipe!

So, whatever you want to call it, what you want for this recipe is a chocolate covered, nougat and caramel bar.

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US Milky Way bar on the left, imported Mars Bar on the right

Ingredients

4 Mars Bars (Milky Way bars), sliced (mine were 51g each)

1 tbsp golden syrup (or maple syrup/honey)

3oz/85g butter

4oz/110g Rice Krispies/puffed rice cereal

6oz/170g chocolate, to cover

1.  Slice the Mars Bars and melt in a small saucepan with the butter and syrup.

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2.  Mix with the rice cereal and press into a tin.

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3.  Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and spread over the base.

4.  Leave to set and cut into squares/slices/whatever shape you prefer!

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2 Comments

  1. Patricia Sweeney

    November 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I have made these today and my husband said they are very morish and l totally agree x

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