Thursday 7 March 2013

Mars bar yums

Formerly called Mars bar slices but that's not a terribly good title, is it?  I added some mini marshmallows which give the results a sort of rocky road impact.  I had a rocky road thingy today (ooops, just typed 'rocky toad' by mistake), bought from Morrison's over the road, because it was a colleague's birthday, and it was nowhere near as delicious as these.  

They can be made the conventional way, by melting the Mars bars over boiling water and then stirring in the rest of the stuff, but it's just so much easier and less messy in the TM - which I am leaning towards calling my 'Thermione', out of respect to JK.  What do you think?

So here's the recipe - and when I find the link I will post it, because the only bit that's me is the mini mallows (or whatever else you add).  

Ingredients: 60g Mars Bars (x3), Butter (90g) and CocoPops (3 cups), some mini marshmallows.

Get yourself three Mars Bars (60g size) and chop them up into 1cm pieces. Place in TM. Then grab 90g of Butter and chop into 1cm pieces as well (it helps it melt down quicker.) Place in TM.

Set timer to 10mins at 50 degrees on
 Speed 1

Check after 10mins that the butter and Mars Bars are all melted and mixed together properly.
 If not, give it a bit longer (but it will be).

Place 3 cups of CocoPops in the TM, set on
 Reverse  mode and Speed Soft  for as long as it takes for the TM to mix the chocolaty goo into the CocoPops evenly. It should only take 3-4mins if that.

Add the marshmallows and give it a little longer on Reverse  mode and Speed Soft until they are incorporated into the mix too.

Once mixed, place contents in a medium to small sized tray with baking paper and flatten it out in the tray with a wooden spoon or spatula. Place in fridge for an hour or two and you're done.

Cut into slices and serve chilled or at room temperature.

They are just so scrummy!  And you can ring the changes with what you add.  I didn't have coco pops so I used rice crispies.  You could add chopped nuts, coconut, dried fruit, whatever.

I intend to make some to take into school for my birthday and maybe I will remember to take some photos then.

And now I am wondering what Milky Ways would be like done like this . . .