This is a guest recipe from Kate Armstrong of The Turntable Café, Skipton, one of my absolute favourite places to eat.
Kate and her partner make joyful, happy food that I look forward to eating over and over again. Whether it's a towering fried egg, hash brown and halloumi bap or these sticky squares of chocolatey caramelised goodness.
I will never say no to a Mars bar crispy slice.
A sweet-salty, chewy, caramelised treat made with melted Mars bars and topped with a thick layer of chocolate.
Serves 9-16 (snack/dessert)
Prep/cook time: 30 minutes, plus 6 hours chill time
- 100g unsalted butter
- 4 Mars bars, chopped
- 40g golden syrup
- 150g rice crispies
- 400g milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 100g white chocolate (optional), finely chopped
- Line a 9"/23cm square tin with baking paper.
- In a large pan over medium heat, melt the butter, chopped Mars bars and golden syrup together, stirring constantly, until combined.
- Turn off the heat and stir through the rice crispies, season with a pinch of salt.
- Press into the tin and chill for 30 minutes to set.
- Once set, melt the milk chocolate and pour over.
- If decorating the top, melt the white chocolate and pipe thin lines up and down the surface of the melted milk chocolate. The closer the lines are to each other, the more intricate the design will be. Drag a knife or skewer up and down the chocolate in the opposite direction to the stripes, crossing through the white chocolate lines, to create the feathered chocolate design.
- Chill for at least 4-6 hours. Cut into thirds to make 9 x 8cm squares. Cut into fourths to make 16 x 6cm pieces.
- Great hiking snack.
- Cut up into bite-sized pieces and serve with vanilla ice cream.
- Also delightful eaten straight out of the freezer – wait 5 minutes for it to soften a little and cut into pieces to spare your teeth.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Suitable for freezing.
- Serve at room temperature, chilled or frozen.
- Sub the golden syrup with another sugar syrup, such as corn syrup, brown rice syrup or light molasses.