You know, I’d like to just open this post by saying that mars bar slice kicks chocolate crackles’ arse. If there was ever a fight to the death (a fight of deliciousness, that is) between treats containing rice bubbles, there would be no contest. Maybe it has something to do with copha, that gritty vegetable shortening that holds a chocolate crackle together (ew). Or maybe it’s the contrast between chewy/crunchy/salty/sweet that mars bar slice has. And if melting down a a shitload of mars bars and butter doesn’t seem decadent enough, maybe it’s that extra layer of chocolate on top that really seals the deal.

Whatever the reason, mars bar slice is the eternal crowd pleaser. Unless your’e diabetic. Or lactose intolerant. or don’t like chocolate. OK well, let’s just say we’re in a crowd of sweet tooths with no discernable allergies.

Mars Bar Slice from Exclusively Food
120g butter
270g Mars Bars
1 1/2 tablespoons (30ml) golden syrup
3 3/4 cups (120g) rice bubbles
For the topping:
225g milk chocolate
20g butter

Boiling water

Grease a 16cm by 21cm baking tray/pyrex dish, or anything roughly that volume.

Place butter, Mars Bars and golden syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly with a whisk. You will know when it’s ready as not only will the lumps of nougat melt, but the whole mixture will suddenly gel together, thicken and become smooth and homogeneous. Turn off the heat.

Add the rice bubbles to the Mars Bar mixture and gently stir to combine, trying not to crush the rice bubbles.

Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave, stirring every so often until smooth and liquid.

Press mixture firmly into the greased pan. Spread slice with topping and refrigerate overnight.

To loosen the slice, fill your sink with boiling water and place the slice, in its tray in the sink for a couple of minutes to loosen it. Turn it out onto a chopping board and slice to the desired sized pieces, dipping a sharp knife in a cup of boiling water in between slices. the slice will be quite hard, either wait 10 minutes or cut with a sawing motion. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Tip: You could use baking paper rather than greasing the pan, this will be a hell of a lot easier as long as you have some overhang.

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26 Responses to Mars Bar Slice

  1. From your description, I totally agree. A deathmatch-by-chocolate would have the Mars Bar Slice as a clear victor :)

  2. Miss Piggy says:

    OMFG. Enough said!
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  3. Delicious!!! My Nan used to make a Mars Bar Slice when I was little. It was the bomb! Thanks for reminding me I need to make this.
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  4. Maureen says:

    I have many Mars bars in the fridge in the secret compartment. This recipe is a MUST make for me. Thank you SO much for posting it!
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  5. Michelle says:

    Wow! So easy sounding but looks delicious and I can totally imagine that it tastes amazing!
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  6. Mars Bar slice conjures up images of my childhood like nothing else. My best friend had a recipe from her grandmother, and we used to make it on the weekends then settle down with crappy DVD’s and finish the pan!

  7. Simple and delicious! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thomas says:

    Tastes fab…and probably better than the deep fried mars bars we used to get from the local chipper as kids!!

  9. You are 100% right…mars bar slice kicks butt when it comes to the other imitators!

    I have such fond memories of this slice as a kid!
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    • Lau says:

      It does! I’m finding the ‘reminds me of my childhood’ foods garner the most comments. Something to think about.

  10. henry says:

    I like how this is basically a taunt of anyone who doesn’t agree with the notion of the mars bar slice. Your confidence makes me a believer.

    cool blog btw!
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  11. Yum! This looks very naughty. I’ve never made a mars bar slice before, I can’t believe how easy it is, will definitely put this on ‘the list’. I have made chocolate crackles before, sans copha – just swap in marshmallows instead. Omnomnom.
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  12. I love a good no bake slice especially now that the weather is hot! :D
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  13. Yup, I can see this would kick any chocolate crackles arse. Bugger fruit or sugar-free snacks. Give me this shit any day. Although I do like the occasional toffee apple … That’s fruit isn’t it?
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  14. Insanity. The good kind but insanity none the less! Copha freaks me out a bit too, some how a quarter kilo of melted Mars bars doesn’t bother quite as much – go figure ;)
    JJ @ 84thand3rd recently posted…Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

  15. Lauren, you’ve done it again! Your slice looks gorgeous and I love the way you’ve styled this.

    I agree – mars bars wins hands down. Of course it would. Only a CRAZY person would think crackles were better – I always thought they were so overrated.

    Yum yum yum!!

  16. Liz says:

    SOLD!!! Love the look of these beauties!!! Love your style, Lau!
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  17. Moya says:

    A childhood favorite of mine… love mars bars slices and still make them :)
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  18. Mel B says:

    Oh I had So forgotten about Mars Bar slice – you will be the death of me now… danger!

  19. Sophie says:

    Oh gosh I love Mars Bar Slice. If you ever meet someone who tells you they don’t care for it, walk away. You can’t possibly be friends with someone clearly so crazy.
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  20. betty says:

    this looks amazing!

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