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How to Make Mars Bar Rice Krispie Squares

The following recipe was submitted by Sarah:

I dropped in to Blightys on Saturday to pick up a few things and we got to talking about your blogs.  You mentioned that you were interested in any recipes that I’d be willing to share and at the time, I gave you the ingredients for Mars bar Rice Krispie squares.  To make things a little easier for you, here are the instructions:

  • 1 imported British Mars bar
  • 1 oz (2 tablespoons) margarine
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies


Melt Mars bar on stovetop (personally, I use the microwave – you just have to be careful not to melt it too quickly).  Add margarine and mix until melted and smooth.    Pour over Rice Krispies and mix.  Press in to pan, wait until cooled, cut in to squares and enjoy.  They also freeze really well.

This recipe can be easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled…  entirely up to you.

A little background on this recipe for you..  My grandmother started making these in the 50’s as a treat for my father and aunt when they were small children.  I believe the inspiration came from Women’s Weekly, and she took the recipe and perfected it.  Every year, this recipe is a staple at Christmas time, and at least 4 batches are made.  My grandmother is now 92 and living in Rochford.  And she still enjoys the occasional Mars bar Rice Krispie square… 

John's Notes
First, I want to thank Sarah, a customer at Blighty's, for sharing her grandmother's recipe. As always, I like to try every recipe before publishing it on this blog. Unfortunately, I don't have any fine imported British Mars bars in stock at the moment. Neither does our importer (the infamous Pugwash). So I had to make a substitution. I used a 230g bar of impported British Cadbury Diary Milk chocolate instead.

I melted the chocolate in a special double boiler that I have used before in these recipes. It is simply a pyrex dish that fits neatly into the top of a saucepan. The chocolate is melted by the heat of the steam from the boiling water in the pan.

Sarah: I promise to try the Mars bar version as soon as I can get more of them in stock!

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