Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Rocky Road Crunch Bars and Marshmallow Crispy Squares

Rocky Road Crunch Bars
125g soft butter
300g chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
3X15ml Tbsp Golden syrup
200g rich tea biscuits
100g mini marshmallows
2tsp icing sugar for dusting

Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a heavy based saucepan. Scoop out about 125ml of the is melted mixture and put to one side
Put the biscuits into a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin. You are aiming for both crumbs and pieces of biscuits
Fold the biscuit pieces and crumbs into the melted chocolate mixture in the saucepan, then add the marshmallows.
Tip into a foil tray (24cm square); flatten as best you can with a spatula. Pour the reserved 125ml of melted chocolate mixture over the marshmallow mixture, and smooth the top.
Refrigerate for about 2 hours or overnight
Cut into 24 fingers and dust with icing sugar.

Marshmallow Crispy Squares
45g butter
300g mini marshmallows
180g rice Krispies

Melt butter in a large heavy based saucepan over low heat
Add the marshmallows and cook gently until they are completely melted and blended, stirring constantly
Take the pan off the heat and immediately add the cereal, mixing lightly till well coated.
Press the mixture into a greased 32cmx23cm tin; you may have to put on gloves to press it down into the corners, as It will be very sticky. Flatten the top
Let them cool completely in the tin, then cut them into 24 squares.

These are so easy. I got both of them from Nigella Express, which is funny since Marshmallow Rice Krispy Treats are so very American. Still, the recipe was there, and it looked just like the traditional way to do it, so I gave it try.

If you are having any kind of kid event, or really any event where marshmallow based food would be acceptable, make these. There is nothing easier in the world, they can be done well in advance so you don’t have to even begin to think about them one the day of, and they are so impossibly good you have to make them to believe it. Impossibly good!

These were for my son’s birthday party, to go with the dinosaur cake, and I’m really looking forward to my next opportunity to make them.


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