When I make these Mars bar squares, I try and be good and cut the cake with small portions….but I end up eating just as much as if the squares were big. It is easy to grab a few and snack on them, try eating only one, I dare you!
My friend Angel, who I met just this summer at a reunion, brought these squares and it was tough staying away from them. Only a few of the helpers in the kitchen knew where Auntie Fern hid them, and I was not so innocent! Thank you, Angel, for sharing with me.
- 8 Mars bars, cut up into small pieces
- 1 cup butter (caution: this is one recipe that you do not substitute margarine)
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a large pot, add 1 cup of butter and the cut up Mars bars. Mix well over medium heat, until Mars bars are totally and completely melted (this might take some time).
- Remove from heat and add the Rice Krispies. Mix well.
- Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper…or spray it if you will want to wash the pan afterwards (I choose the easy way, so the pan can just go back in the cupboard!).
- Pour the Rice Krispies mixture into the pan, spread evenly, press down, and let sit.
- In the same pot, add the remaining butter and the chocolate chips. Melt, stirring occasionally.
- Pour evenly over top of the Rice Krispies mixture and let sit in the fridge for an hour or until mostly set. Then score the chocolate.
- After the cake has been chilled for a couple of hours, cut and serve.