Beccy's Marvellous Mars Bar Cake
Recipe prepared by Mollie  with a little help from Ben 
"Hi. I've been trying to find a receipe for mars bar cake and was wondering if you had one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jody", October 25th, 2005
I can only assume that Jody, who wrote to me last week looking for a Mars Bar Cake recipe, had read a previous post of mine when I mentioned, in passing, that my sister, Beccy, had a recipe she might be willing to share. As luck was have it, not only was I on the verge of flying off to Ireland to stay with the keeper of the recipe, a couple of her children, Mollie & Ben, agreed to be 'blog models' and make the Mars Bar Cake for me live, so you can all see how it is done.
1) Buy a pack of six Mars Bars.
In the US, Mars Bars are called Milky Ways so buy those instead.
2) Break up the six Mars Bars [Milky Way US] into small pieces.
"This is sticky work", said Ben.
3) Collect the pieces in a large microwave-friendly bowl.
4) Weigh 6oz of butter. (Use real butter, not margarine)
5) Put the butter in the Microwaveable bowl along with the Mars Bar pieces.
6) Microwave the Mars Bars and Butter until they are melted. Mollie achieved this look with 4 minutes on high. Adjust according to the strength of your microwave oven. Alternatively, melt the two ingredients together in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of boiling water.
7) Start to stir the Mars Bar and Butter mixture together.
8) The mixture looks lumpy to begin with, but as Mollie beats it, it gets smoother and smoother.
9) Measure 6oz Rice Krispies or store-brand equivalent into the bowl with the blended butter and Mars Bar mixture.
10). Stir until all of the rice krispies are fully covered.
11) Transfer the mixture into a large buttered dish, tin or pan.
12) Pat down the mixture until the top is level and smooth. Mark into squares with a knife and then put into the fridge to set.
13) If you are the chef, you may now lick the spoon.
PS. I think Mollie, who seems to fit quite easily into the kitchen environment, might be set to take after her Auntie Sam. This isn't her first appearance on this blog. Do you remember when she made Fairy Cakes?
|Archive Alert! On this date in 2004 it was the start of a series of Bakesales for Charity when I experimented with a great little recipe from Clotilde.|
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