Mars Bar crispy

On a recent weekend to Glasgow, there was a lot of talk about Mars Bar crispy cakes. They’re a speciality of my hostess’s neighbour and everyone reminisced about the Mars Bar crispy cakes they’d eaten and told funny stories about the Mars Bar crispy cakes that’d got away.

Scandalously, the entire time I was there, not 1 Mars Bar crispy cake was made (although there was coffee and walnut cake and fudge cake, which I took to having for breakfast). So back in London I decided to make my own Mars Bar crispy cakes. I have no idea if they’re true to the original version, but they are sticky and sickly and you’ll feel simultaneously pleased and slightly disgusted with yourself after you’ve made your way through a batch of them.

Mars Bar crispy cakes
Makes 8

50g double cream
2 Mars Bars, chopped
40g Rice Krispies
A couple of Mars Bar Celebrations, chopped (optional)

1 Pour an inch or 2 of water into a small pan and place over a medium heat until simmering. Pour the cream into a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over the simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water, and heat the cream until runny and warm.

2 Add the Mars Bars and heat, stirring, until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies until coated. Spoon into 8 paper fairy cake cases placed inside a 12-hole bun tin. Press some chopped mini Mars Bar into the top of each crispy cake, if using. Chill for 1–2 hours until set.

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12 Responses to Mars Bar crispy cakes

  1. SN1 says:

    We left too early! The mar bar crispy cake turned up just after we left. If it had been up to me I would have instructed the neighbour on exactly what time we were leaving but apparently that would have been a bit rude……

  2. This has made me salivate all over my shirt. I LOVE the sounds of these!

  3. Carla says:

    Yours are fancy in their little cupcake cases!
    I tend to just whack the mixture into a baking tray and chop it up in squares when ready…

    Childhood memories!

  4. These are a fave over here: 3 cups rice krispies, 1/2 cup butter, 4 mars bars chopped…. Melt butter & bars in microwave or on stove, stir in cereal, press into an 8″ square pan and chill.

    Thanks for the memory… I’m gonna make some soon!

  5. miss south says:

    In Belfast when I was growing up, these were a staple of every party, fete and occasion where ther were lots of kids. And we made them ourselves as soon we were old enough to stand on a chair at the stove to melt the Mars Bars.

    Love the idea of the mini Mars pieces and will be shamlessly stealing this idea for the teaparty I’m going to on Sunday!

  6. Nora says:

    I’d never even heard of Mars bar crispy cakes – I feel left out! But they look scrumptious so I’ll have to join the party asap.

  7. Did you not try the deep fried variety then?
    Strangely I’ve never tried these but am thinking there are endless variations;Crunchies,Double Deckers,Turkish Delight….

  8. ginandcrumpets says:

    @Paul Thanks! They are dirty but oh so right.

    @Carla I considered just pouring it into a tin and letting it set, but I thought that if I did that I’d just eat the giant crispy cake in 1 go. Putting the mix into cake cases was supposed to induce moderation. Supposed to.

    @Janet in Toronto Mmmm, butter. The only way to make these even better and unhealthier.

    @miss south Nothing new under the sun, is there? Ah well, it’s all tasty.

    @Nora Thanks!

    @Northern Snippet I considered battering and deep fat frying the leftover Celebrations that didn’t go on top of the cakes, but then I just ate them. Wouldn’t mind a Turkish Delight crispy cake.

  9. Niamh says:

    Ooooooh! The remind me of Rice Krispies bars I made once with melted chocolate and marshmallow. They were super gooey.

  10. Wow an elevated version of the normal rice crispy! Will try this at home.

  11. ginandcrumpets says:

    @Niamh Mmm, chocolate marshmallow crispy cakes. The wonderful thing about crispy cakes is there’s always another variation and they always taste great.

    @Amber Not sure ‘elevated’ is the right description, but always good to ring in the changes 🙂

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