I’ve lost my camera!! I’m devastated!! Himself is convinced it’s just hiding in some part of the abode after my latest spring clean marathon, I’m going to do a big search this weekend for it, keep your fingers crossed for me please! and forgive these photos for their poorer quality – my wee iphone did the best she could!!
Last weekend, himself and I were invited to dinner at our friends new house which they bought recently and have been doing up. I wanted to bring something homemade (as well as a little house warming present –> DCUK). Due to the fact that they live a good hour on public transport away from us, I was a bit nervy about bringing a cake on that kind of journey, so instead, I settled for these crowd pleasers
Bad Boys (or better known as Mars Bar Delights to some of you) are quick, easy, require very little prep time and as himself always says when I make them “they taste like more”!!
- 290g Mars Bars
- 100g Butter
- 590g Chocolate (for melting)
- Rice Krispies (enough to coat)
On a low/mid level heat, melt your mars bars and butter in a pan – make sure you break up the mars bars into small pieces so that they’re easier to melt, stir constantly – no messin’ constantly!
Bare in mind that due to the nougat it’ll look a hot mess right before it turns into perfectly shiny, melty-smooth loveliness – do not be tempted to cheat this, the mix has to be completely smooth before you take it off the heat – don’t allow it to boil either as it’ll alter the taste
Wait until it looks like this
Pour some rice krispies into a mixing bowl and slowly add in some of your mars bar and butter mix. I find it much easier to add in the rice krispies and a bit of the mix a couple of times, rather than guessing how many rice krispies is enough, dumping all of your mixture in on top and then realise you’ve too many rice krispes in there! So go carefully and add bit by bit
When you’ve added in all the mixture, take your square/rectangle dish (you could even use a cake tin if you were stuck) and put in the rice krispie mixture, with the back of a spatula, flatten them down until they’re packed in tight and make one solid shape, set aside
Break up your bars of chocolate (I used a bar and a half of Galaxy chocolate) and melt, either in the microwave at 15 second increments (stirring in between each time) or in a glass bowl, with boiling water in a pot underneath – whichever you prefer!
Pour the melted chocolate over the top of your rice krispies and smooth out, don’t worry if it has a little more here or there, just try and get it as even as possible and chalk the funny shapes on top up to character! Place into the fridge and allow to cool completely
Oh my god do you want to lick the screen right now or is it just me?! – the chocolatey goodness is something else!
Once properly cooled, cut up into squares, pack them into an airtight container and pop it into your bag, safe in the knowledge that upon arrival at your destination, they’ll all still be looking good and tasty as ever! And if you’re VERY lucky (or plan ahead and make extra/save a spare square at home), you might even have one with your coffee at the office the next day
I’m telling you, the smell of hot coffee and these beauts turns everyone around you into bloodhounds – they came sniffing from all corners of the office – luckily I directed them to the kitchen where I’d brought in another batch as I KNEW this would happen – they did not last long!!