As one of the first Admiral Nurses, my dad has been working with families who have been affected by dementia since I was very young. I’ve seen how difficult it can be for people living with loved ones who have received a diagnosis and I really appreciate the amazing work that Admiral Nurses do. I’ve worked on Time for a Cuppa at Dementia UK for the last two years and I really do think it’s a fantastic way to get involved with raising funds for the charity. Even baking and sharing the most basic of cakes can contribute towards the work that our fantastic nurses do and make a difference to families affected by dementia.
My Nan used to always have a big biscuit tin full of these delicious treats in her pantry whenever my sister and I went to visit her. Before she passed away many years ago, she taught me the ‘secret recipe’ and I still always make a batch of them for family gatherings and special occasions. Although it’s quite a simple recipe, timing is key during cooking, to ensure you get the desired gooey, yet melt-in-the-mouth consistency. I would usually prepare my Rice Krispie cake the night before so that I am sure I have left enough time for it to set.
Mars Bar Rice Krispie Cake
- 8 x regular size Mars Bars
- 8oz butter + extra for greasing
- 1/2 box Rice Krispies
N.B. This recipe makes enough cake for around 20 small squares. If you want to increase or decrease the amount, ensure that you use 1oz of butter for each Mars Bar.
- Grease a 12in rectangular dish with a light layer of butter.
- Cut up the Mars Bars and butter in to small chunks and place them in to a large metal saucepan on a low heat.
- With a wooden spoon, stir continuously as the Mars Bars and butter melt together. They will start to separate before combining together nicely so be patient and continue stirring slowly. If the mixture starts to bubble, reduce the heat or remove from the hob completely.
- Once the Mars Bars and butter are combined in to a smooth mixture, remove from the heat and begin to add the Rice Krispies to the pan. Stir in to the mixture gently, so as not to break the Rice Krispies up as you stir.
- Continue adding and stirring in the Rice Krispies until all of them have been coated by mixture and it is still a nice chocolate colour.
- Empty the Rice Krispie mixture in to the dish and level out with the back of your spoon.
- Leave the dish out to set for a couple of hours and then cut in to squares. Do not put the dish in the fridge to set as this will harden the Rice Krispie cake!