Monday, August 2, 2010

Mars Bar Slice Recipe

Ok, the wedding is just 1 week away now. Groom is still away on Army exercise up along the Queensland coast and will return any day now. The bride is starting to crack a little under the strain but I have the perfect medicine for her. It's ok,she works out at the gym and is still able to fit her wedding dress. But this recipe is heavenly.

This recipe uses 270g of Mars Bars.

Makes 18 pieces (each about 4.5cm by 6cm).

Use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup

120g butter
270g Mars Bars
1 1/2 tablespoons (30ml) golden syrup
3 3/4 cups (120g) rice bubbles

Line an 18cm by 28cm baking tray/dish.

Place butter, Mars Bars and golden syrup in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly, using the spoon to break up the Mars Bars and squash any bits of nougat that are slow to melt.

When the butter has melted and only small unmelted bits of nougat remain, increase the heat to medium, stirring constantly. The mixture may appear separated at first. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens slightly, and is fairly smooth and amalgamated. Remove from heat.

Place rice bubbles in a large bowl. Add Mars Bar mixture and stir to combine, trying not to crush the rice bubbles. Press mixture into prepared pan and refrigerate while preparing the chocolate icing.

Spread slice with icing and refrigerate until set. Cut into pieces to serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Rich Chocolate Icing

225g milk chocolate

45g butter

Melt the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring frequently. Alternatively, melt in a double boiler or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave.

(we use Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate but I realize that they are not totally Fair Trade Chocolate as yet so use the chocolate of your choice. We used their 350g block which had the fair trade logo on it.)

Foot Note: Cadbury® 'Spread the Joy'.

Cadbury® has introduced its first Fairtrade Certified products into Australia and New Zealand. This means that Fairtrade Cocoa Farmers and communities can look forward to a better and brighter future as Fairtrade cocoa sales increase in Ghana. This move will increase sales of Fairtrade certified chocolate sold in Australia and New Zealand and is part of Cadbury's® ongoing global commitment to Fairtrade. You can help us 'Spread the Joy' by joining in with us to promote community awareness of Fairtrade.

This clip was put together by Cadbury's so I has it a guess it is tilted their way, but I thought I would just mention it just to raise some more awareness of the plight of the farmers and their villages and the price been paid by them each time we snack on a chocolate bar.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

hmm, looks good! I am just here on the TOS blog walk as a fellow crew member!