Slice, Slice Baby - Mars Bar Rice Krispy Slice!


Mars Bar Rice Krispy Slice

A while back I asked people if they would like a regular series based on classic Australian slices and the answer was a resounding yes-hence the Slice, Slice Baby series was born! The great thing about slices is that they're very easy to make and feed a lot of people. The chocolate layer is also thick, just the way I like it too.

As I mentioned this Mars Bar slice differs slightly in that I also add some marshmallows to it making it a Mars Bar Rice Krispy treat slice because I had an enormous bag of mini marshmallows that needed using. Dare I say it's even better this way but the proof is in your opinion Dear Reader.

Speaking of doing things your own way, I recently invited Ivy to come along with me to an event in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. It was gorgeously styled setting with a water view and we felt like we were in Real Housewives of Sydney.

Mars Bar Rice Krispy Slice

I turned to Ivy and asked, "What would your Real Housewives tag line be?". For those that haven't watched it, there's a bit in the intro where each housewife turns to the camera and says a tagline that sums up their personality.

Mine is easy and I've told Mr NQN that I want this written on my gravestone. It is: "I do what I want!". Mr NQN told me that it sums me up because I may listen to advice but I am so stubborn and single minded that I always end up doing what I want, much to his frustration.

Ivy thought about it for a minute before turning around and saying, "Hi I'm Ivy. I may look nice but I WILL F%^ YOU UP!!". That made me snort laugh so hard that I realised a) why we are friends and b) I would never make it on Real Housewives because I love a good snort laugh.

So tell me Dear Reader, what would be your tagline that sums you up? And please suggest any classic slices that you want me to make!

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Mars Bar Rice Krispy Slice

An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

  • 4x58g Mars Bars
  • 3 cups marshmallows
  • 75g butter
  • 4.5 cups puffed rice or rice bubbles
  • 250g chocolate (I make a mix of dark and milk)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Mars Bar Rice Krispy Slice

Step 1 - Line a 26x16cm lamington or slice baking tray with parchment. Melt the Mars Bars, butter and marshmallows either in a double boiler in a large heat proof bowl or in the microwave on 50% power in 30 second bursts (watch that the chocolate doesn't burn). You want the marshmallows soft and everything melted but the Mars Bars won't fully melt.

Mars Bar Rice Krispy Slice

Step 2 - Stir in the puffed rice until well coated and scoop into the prepared tin. Press down very firmly. Refrigerate until hard.

Mars Bar Rice Krispy Slice

Step 3 - Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil and mix until smooth. Spread over the slice and allow to set. Cut up into pieces and place in an airtight container. I like this best when it is kept in the fridge (especially because at the moment it is very hot).

Mars Bar Rice Krispy Slice