Saturday, November 20, 2010

Vegan Mars Bar slice

I ordered some twilight bars from the cruelty free shop and was feeling kind of nostalgic, so decided to turn one of them into mars bar slice. When my brother and I were little, mum used to always turn mars bars into mars bar slice, I guess to make them stretch further, and because she figured mars bars were just too sweet for kids to be eating as is. Mars bars always just tasted better this way anyhow.

Normally mars bar slice is something you want to make a lot of, because it is so moreish and addictive with the chewy chocolate caramel and crispy rice bubbles. I have plans to keep the other twilight bar for later in the week when we are babysitting nephews - melted down they make a great fudge topping for ice cream that sets into a nice chewy shell. I just had one bar left to make the slice from, which was probably just as well - once the batch of slice was set it didn't last us very long. If I'd made any more we just would have ended up eating more of it...

Mars bar slice: There really is not much at all to this recipe. Just multiply ingredients for the number of bars you are using if you want a bigger batch.

1 twilight bar (or use a jokerz bar if you want a peanutty version)
3 teaspoons nuttalex
1 cup rice bubbles
1 small block of plain chocolate (I used sweet william this time)

Chop the twilight bar into small pieces and place in a heat proof bowl with 2 teaspoons of the nuttalex. Rest the bowl over a pan of boiled water and allow bar to melt. When melter, stir till all ingredients are melted and combined into a smooth, glossy liquid.

Blend in the rice bubbles till they are all coated and stick together.

Press the rice bubble mix into a slice tray, lined with baking paper.

Melt the block of chocolate with the remaining nuttalex and stir till melted and combined. Pour this over the top of the rice bubble mix, and put in the fridge to set.

I have just started a reorganisation of my pantry and could not for the life of me find where I put the slice tray, so I used some silicon cupcake trays I got a while back. I like these little trays, not just because they make really cute little teddy bear cupcakes, but because they also mean I can skip on using cupcake papers.

From 1 twilight bar, and 1 cup of rice bubbles, I got 5 little cupcake shaped mars bar slice pieces. Yum!


  1. Mmmm looks so yummy! Think I will make something like this very soon...

  2. Yum! I must say when I first tried the Twilight bar back in America my first thought was on wanting to make a vegan mars bar slice. But I've never seen these bars in Canberra... Sadness!

  3. I haven't seen the twilight bars around Melbourne either, so I save up a big order and get a bunch of bars sent out with the order of the ear shaped dog chews we get for our puppies.

  4. Looks awesome. I think they sell them at radical grocery too!