Last month during the count down to Valentine’s Day I had committed to help with a bake sale and my time was limited. My son’s class was doing a Valentine’s Bake Sale as they were trying to raise money for their year-end class trip (remember that coming of age trip in Grade 5? Lol). Anyway I turned to an old standby, a quick and easy recipe that I gave it a little Valentines’ twist.
This is a family recipe and we call them Mars Bar Squares. Although after a brief search of Pinterest I discovered I’m not the only one in on this delicious secret.
Now I was making these specifically for kids so I just used canned icing (which is awesome, by the way) instead of melting the chips under the broiler as I only had semi-sweet chips on hand and they can be a bit bitter to kids. Then I chilled them in the fridge, cut them up, sprinkled on the Valentine’s confetti, packaged them up and viola…. Valentine’s bake sale here I come.
You could, and I have made these for all types of occasions. Like I said it doesn’t get much easier and everyone will love them. They take little time to make and I challenge you to resist one.
Mars Bar Squares
2 c Rice Krispies
4 Full size Mars Bars (I just buy the four pack)
1/2c Butter (I would recommend using real butter)
1c Chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet depending on your preference).
In a pinch canned icing works well too.
Start by turning your oven on to broil (if you are doing the chocolate chip topping) and prep an 8x8 pan with some cooking spray. Measure out your 2 cups of Rice Krispies and set aside.
In a medium saucepan over low-medium heat melt your butter and Mars bars. Once they are melted and combined, remove from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies. Turn this into your 8x8 pan and press down.
If you are doing the chocolate chip topping, now evenly sprinkle the chips over the top and place under the broiler for 30 seconds (keep a close watch here).
Remove from the oven and spread the melted chips to cover the entire pan. Chill in the fridge to set. Slice and enjoy… Yum!
These are best stored in the fridge but I doubt they will last long. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think if you decide to try these.