Party Recipes

Paper Doily Bakes: Mars Bar Slices

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Last week my husband and I celebrated our 6th anniversary. I used some of our wedding decorations to decorate the house with as a nice little suprise and served some delicious drinks with the paper straws I had decorated. See earlier post for these. I always bake something for special occasions and I had a browse on Pinterest for some inspiration. I intended to bake a victoria sponge cake, his favourite cake EVER but I felt like experimenting with something new. This recipe was absolutely great. It didn’t need to go into the oven and required minimal effort. The recipe can easily be doubled if you are intending to make this for a dessert table at a party. Supervised children would love making this, although be warned, it is a fairly messy, sticky process for little fingers! If you are feeling inspired, here is the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Maltesers. (I purchased a small box and used the remaining Maltesers for decoration)
  • 4 Mars Bars
  • Half a cup of Condensed Milk
  • 1 large pack of Chocolate Biscuits. I used McVities chocolate digestives but this can be easily changed
  • 1 large bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil

Method

  • Line a 25cm X 16cm tin with baking parchment. You can alter the size of the tin for thicker or thinner slices
  • Crush the chocolate biscuits and maltesers. You can either use a food processor or place the ingredients in a food bag and use a rolling pin to crush
  • Slice the mars bars into small pieces. Make sure they are not overly warm or it could get a little messy
  • Place a heat proof bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water and add the butter and condensed milk. Gently stir until combined
  • Add the crushed maltesers, biscuits and the slicedΒ mars bars to the butter and condensed milk mixture
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and press down with a metal spoon. Try to flatten this out as much as you can to achieve neat, even slices
  • Place this mixture into the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set
  • Place a heat proof bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water and break the Dairy Milk Chocolate up into small pieces
  • Stir until melted but be careful not to overheat/burn the chocolate
  • When fully cooled, remove the tray from the fridge and pour the melted chocolate over the base
  • Arrange the maltesers on top of the chocolate. I used 8 maltesers for 8 slices but this can be easily changed
  • Leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour, or until cooled
  • Once fully cooled, take a knife and cut your slices. You can then remove the slices from the tin and store in a pretty cake tin before your party…. Or put the kettle on and enjoy!

Alternatively, these would make lovely edible gifts to take along to a party. You can easily make some beautiful wrapping, similar to the one pictured above, courtesy of the amazing Ghirlanda di Popcorn

Do let me know if you decide to make these. It would be lovely to hear from you!

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