Traditional Scottish Recipes
- Crispie Mars Bars

Mars bars, with their nougat centre with toffee on top and covered with milk chocolate, are a favourite the world over. And the snap, crackle, pop of rice crispies are found everywhere, including Scotland. Put the two together and you get a treat that's enjoyed by children (big and small) everywhere. And not a deep fried Mars bar in sight!

The conventional way to melt chocolate is to put it in a bowl above a pan of warm water but the recipe below suggests using a microwave - not very traditional, but effective!

Three 65g (large) Mars bars, chopped up
3 ounces (90g or stick) margarine
Three to four cups of rice crispies
8 ounces (250g) chocolate
1 ounce (30g or stick) margarine

Combine the 3 ounces of margarine and the chopped Mars bar pieces in a microwaveable bowl and melt on a medium heat. Do not overheat. Stir in the rice crispies until they are well covered by the mixture. If the mixture becomes too hard when you stir in the rice crispies, put back in the microvave for a few seconds.
Line a 9" (23cm) square tin with greaseproof paper (vegetable parchment or waxed paper) and spread the mixture evenly into the tin.
Melt the one ounce of margarine and all the chocolate in a microwaveable bowl on a medium heat and spread over the mixture in the tin. Do not overheat the chocolate. If you do, add two or three drops of cooking oil and beat with a spoon until it has smoothed out again.
Allow the mixture and chocolate to cool and cut into squares.

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