One of the staff (Megan) that takes Oliver's nursery class was leaving last week for pastures new. A really lovely young girl moving home and job - so some big life changes.
I suggested to Oliver that he made a card to give her on her leaving day which was Friday just gone. Oliver wanted to make cake too - but given it was the night before and not much before his bed time.... it had to be something quick and easy !
We made these golden mars bar crispie cakes in just a few minutes. The good thing is that they not only taste good, but are no bake too !
5 standard sizes Mars Bars
4.1/2 cups rice crispies
1 heaped tablespoon golden syrup (corn syrup would do)
150g bar milk chocolate
metallic gold edible dusting powder / sands
Break up the mars bars and put them in a bowl with the golden syrup and 100g butter. Even a toddler can do this !
Pop it in a microwave in a non metallic bowl. Zap for about 1 minute. Take out, give a stir and then repeat for another minute. Give a really good stir again and zap for a few seconds more if required.
Use a spatula to scrape this into a bigger bowl with 4.1/2 cups of rice krispies / puffed rice. Stir to combine.
Spoon into a buttered 12 finger bar silicone bakeware mould and press down with a finger spatula. You want to fill to within about 3 > 4mm of the top of each cell.
Break up the bar of milk chocolate and melt in the microwave with the tablespoon of butter. Spoon this on top of the mixture in the cells until level with the top and aggitate the mould from side to side a little which will level the chocolate.
Leave to cool and then refrigerate. Once hardened, brush the tops with edible metallic gold powder for a golden shimmery effect.
Ideal for lunchboxes.... and favourite teachers !
Sarah-Jane Nash, http://www.siliconemoulds.com/ - March 2011