Mars Bar Slice

25 Oct

I felt like a sweet treat the other day and I have been meaning to make this for a while. Today it seemed like the answer!

Yum! Super easy and so delicious. It speaks for itself really and it certainly didn’t last very long in our house! There was quite a few instances of a little hand creeping up onto the bench to sneak a little taste :-).

Ingredients

50g butter
1 tbs golden syrup
4 x 53g mars bars, finely chopped
3 cups (60g) rice bubbles
200g milk chocolate
20g copha

Method:

  1. Grease and line the base and side of a 19 x 29cm slice pan with baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang.
  2. Combine the butter, golden syrup and three-quarters of the mars bars in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until mars bars and butter melt and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Place the rice bubbles and remaining mars bar in a large bowl. Add the mars bar mixture and stir until well combined. Spoon into the prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface. Set aside for 1 hour to cool completely.
  4. Place the chocolate and copha in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water, stir until chocolate melts. Pour chocolate over the top of the slice to evenly coat. Set aside for 30 minutes to set. Cut into squares to serve. Recipe from Taste.com
Thomas really enjoyed mixing although it was quite difficult and he had to use a bit of muscle! He also loved having a bit of a taste of the mixture and lick of the spoon afterwards ;-). Definitely a “sometimes” food!
It’s never to early to educate children about nutrition. However, you need to do it in a way that makes it relevant to children. I found this idea on the Huggies website and thought it was a great idea! It is the “My ‘Always-Sometimes-Never'” Foods book – click on the link for instructions. Children can refer to this book over and over and it is a good way to teach younger children basic nutrition.
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