Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mars Bars

My friend Jane from work gave brought these little treats to work some time ago. They are a perfect 2-3 bite size homemade chocolate bar. Simply delicious.
Ingredients:
  • 3 full sized Mars Bars chocolate bars (these are a Cadbury product)
  • 3 ounces butter (which is 6 tablespoons)
  • 3 cups rice krispies
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon butter
Method:
  1. Cut chocolate bars into small pieces. 
  2. Place them into a heavy bottomed medium sized sauce pan.
  3. Add butter, and melt over medium heat until melted and smooth.
  4. Immediately stir in rice krispies.
  5. Pour mixture into a butter greased 8"x8" pan.
  6. Melt together chocolate chips and second amount of butter until smooth. 
  7. Quickly spread over mars bars.
  8. Place in refrigerator to set. Cut into small squares and store in a covered container in refrigerator. They freeze well up to 3 months in a well sealed container. 

16 comments:

  1. I for sure am going to try these. However, I can hear my sweet but lazy friend saying why bother making chocolate bars just eat the Mars Bars and save yourself the time and effort. LOL She doesn't care about the end product.

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  2. Last for 3 months .....heheh, oh sure they will !!!! Making these this weekend.

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  3. That sounds simple and delicious! What a great recipe.

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  4. How much is an ounce of butter? in terms of tbsp/cups etc?

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    1. 3 ounces of butter is the equivalent of 6 tablespoons butter. Sorry for not making those conversions in the recipe.

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  5. I've been a bad bloggy friend! But I'm back and these look delicious!

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  6. Can someone clarify this instruction, please? "6. Melt together chocolate chips and second amount of butter until smooth." Does this mean you split the one teaspoon in half, and add half in step 3, then the other half in step 6? Or, add a teaspoon at step 3 and at step 6.

    Jed

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    1. The 1 cup chocolate chips and the 1 teaspoon butter are melted together for the chocolate topping. The 3 ounces of butter are melted with the chocolate bars. I hope that makes sense now.

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  7. Hello,

    I think the recent findings about sugar should be incorporated into your recipes.

    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/its-the-sugar-folks/?smid=tw-bittman&seid=auto

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/sugar-industry-lies-campaign

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  8. Answer:
    If you use google.com's conversion function, you will find that 1 US fluid ounce = 2 US tablespoons.

    So, 3 ounces of butter equals 6 tablespoons.

    I'm making this today, right after I buy the Mars bars so I'll be using 6 tablespoons of butter to melt in the pan. I'll report back on how that works out. Yum, anticipation!

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    1. You are so right. Thank you for clarifying that. I had replied to a previous question and made an error there. We are always so grateful to our readers for keeping us sharp. I sure hope you enjoy the bars as much as we did. A sweet treat every so often is just that....a treat!:)

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    2. Thanks Kathy. I did make them and have just finished cutting them after cooling in the fridge. I've found that bringing them back to room temp, made the cutting into small square much easier. If the taste I'm getting from licking my fingers is anything to go on, we have a new family treat. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    3. Thanks for letting me know who they turned out.....a family favourite indeed:)

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  9. I have made these with MIlkyway candy bars. The carmely taste is glorious!

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  10. Would you be able to use Snicker bars instead of Mars bars?

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