Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Mars Bar Slice Recipe

Crispy rice bubbles are bound by a rich, slightly chewy, chocolate-caramel mixture and spread with a luscious, buttery chocolate icing. This slice is very moreish!

This recipe uses 270g of Mars Bars. Here are three ways to get this amount-
264g bag of fun size Mars Bars (close enough!)
4 1/2 x 60g Mars Bars
3 King Size Mars bars, and half a 60g Mars Bar

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

We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.

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. © exclusivelyfood.com.au

Above: The Mars Bar mixture is ready when it has a creamy (ganache-like) consistency.

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 (we use Cadbury Dairy 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.
© www.exclusivelyfood.com.au


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much Amanda and Debbie. So easy and so delicious. A real favourite!!

3/8/06 12:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So yummy. Put leftovers from party in the freezer in an empty icecream container and still tasted just as yummy when thawed!

29/10/06 12:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankyou the kids thought this was great.

10/1/07 7:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank-you for the recipe. It was very yummy, kids loved it!

18/3/07 5:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy Yummy!!! I made it for my year 7 camp and they all loved it

18/3/07 6:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pics looked heavenly and too good to be true....... well actually they tasted even better than what they looked like which is quite amazing considering any time i look at the pics my mouth drewls....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..

3/4/07 5:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a really indulgent slice try substituting Coco-pops for the rice bubbles - it works really well

7/6/07 2:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put heaped tablespoons of the mix into foil fairy cake cases and top with melted chocolate to make individual mars bar slice "bites". Great with after-dinner coffee.

26/6/07 11:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had these before when a barbecue visitor brought some round. She was australian and wouldnt tell us how she made them as she told usit was a secret australian recipe. Thanks very much, im sure ill be making these all the time.

28/7/07 7:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these are really good. i love making them too. i want one right now

10/8/07 2:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

add half a pkt of marshmallows into the melting pot - makes this delicious slice even gooyier and chewier!!

2/11/07 12:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine made your recipe and she used it for a subject of an essay. She also decided to make some and bring it into the classroom. Luck I was there that day because I got to have a taste test and it was the best thing I had ever had. I wanted more and more but it was all gone:(

Thanks a lot for this recipe it was yummy. ;) five stars!

17/12/07 5:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just found your site been on for hours i am so hungry i have to make something out of awesome recipes thanks

30/12/07 11:58 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for the recipe! Didn't have the golden syrup so just didn't add that in, but the slices turned out perfect anyway. Brought them along to a girls night in and my friends all thought they were amazing. I'll definitely be trying out more recipes from this site.

29/6/08 10:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved this recipe but was wondering if it was cooking chocolate you used in topping?

9/8/08 3:34 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We use eating chocolate in the topping, but cooking chocolate could be used if preferred.

9/8/08 6:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have made this 3 times and it is delicious every time.

I have taken the advice of one anonymous comment to omit the golden syrup for two of times I made the slices and they indeed taste better...to me. Apparently, the toffee-ness from the Mars bars are just right without being overly sweet.

Just one quibble though...the rice bubbles turns out more chewy (in a good way) rather than crispy (as mentioned in the introduction) for all three times. Is that how they are supposed to be? Or am I doing something wrong? Also, what's the best way to cut these slices without chunks of those toffee goodness sticking to the knife?

7/9/08 3:36 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We find that the rice bubbles retain most of their crispiness for at least a couple of days. Apart from omitting the golden syrup, do you make any changes to the recipe?

Once the slice is cold and set, we cut it with a hot, dry knife.

10/9/08 10:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, love the recipe me and my wife love it!

Only qualm is that every time we go to make the chocolate icing it turns into a gritty, paste like substance instead of being smooth. What are we doing wrong? :P

15/9/08 6:34 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Jake,

Did you melt the chocolate and butter over low heat? Overheating can ruin the texture of chocolate.

20/9/08 9:42 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erm. Define low heat :P ahaha, because that's probably where we've went wrong...

22/9/08 7:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i havnt made it yet coz we dont have any rice bubbles what could you use instead??

30/9/08 4:28 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Do you have any Coco Pops?

30/9/08 4:39 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Jake

We have an electric cooktop and use the lowest possible setting when melting chocolate. If you are unable to achieve a very low heat level with your cooktop, you could use a bain-marie when making the icing.

13/10/08 5:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thankyou so much for the recipe, it was a real hit in the staff room at work.
We did have trouble with melting the chocolate, second time round we melted it in a bowl over boiling water.

28/10/08 4:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Are you using chocolate 'melts'? If this is the case omit the butter, you dont need it as the melts are made especially to melt smooth like the consistency obtained with eating choclate and butter - I learnt this by making the same mistake :)

22/12/08 11:15 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

delish!!! they tasted even better than the recipie i use:) I took them to a work christmas party and the were a hit! will be making these again very soon.

5 stars :c)

24/12/08 3:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this Mars Bar slice over the weekend and took it to a mates house as we had a play date with the kids. And everyone loved it! And the pieces i managed to claw out of their hands and take home my family loved also. =) Thanks for the recipe, it was beautiful!

20/1/09 10:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just this second put mine in the fridge to set! they look sooooooooooo good!!! :)

6/2/09 2:03 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i already knew this recipie but a bit of advice whip up some cream and presto its even more delicious than before!!

9/2/09 6:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks!! my daughter was making this for a school bake sale but i forgot the recipe!! ur lifesavers!!

8/3/09 1:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About to make the Mars bar Slice, can I use Nutri Grain or a Plain Label Version which is a bit smaller in size and less sweet, but more crunchy. What do you think? Thanks for having it on Line. Lee

13/3/09 7:47 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Lee

We wouldn't use a Nutri-Grain type cereal as a substitute for the rice bubbles. However, if you decide to try it, we recommend that you chop or crush the Nutri-Grain into pieces about the size of a rice bubble.

15/3/09 5:49 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Jake's problem with the gritty chocolate...

I make it up and just use a ganache icing - microwave a 250g block of chocolate and 1/3 cup cream on low, stirring periodically, and presto-- smooth creamy ganache!

5/4/09 12:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im going to make these this 'afternoon! I cant wait :)
Thanks for the recipe! <3

28/5/09 3:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this for a baby shower afternoon tea, and got lots of compliments on it. Oh so delicious!

5/12/09 3:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this recipe better without the golden syrup?

6/2/10 12:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It tastes great with the syrup - sweeter obviously and I think it makes it chewier.

1/3/10 8:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how long does this slice keep for?
can i make it 3 days in advance?

13/3/10 6:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

made it recently - simply divine! a great treat

20/3/10 5:10 pm  
Anonymous Robert said...

I used maple syrup instead - delicious!

16/5/10 4:10 pm  
Blogger Sami said...

i'm happy to say this turned out exactly like the picture! was so quick and easy to make and store and reminded me of when i was a kid. thanks for another hit!

18/8/10 7:06 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi I made this recipe for a Craft Fair (2 lots) one with raisins one without - both sold very fast and tasted great. When making the icing I use a heat diffuser under a NON stick pot and have never had any trouble so far.

15/12/10 5:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy, this was easy to make. Followed the instructions to the T and it turned out perfectly. Thanks

2/10/11 3:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it and the kids love it. Instead of milk chocolate i use white chocolate for the topping. Absolutly irresistable mmmmm

26/7/13 9:01 pm  

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