What is true self control?
My friend in high school used to make Mars Bar Slice. I would always beg her to make it, for any occasion that arose, but when she (subtly) handed me the recipe, I knew I’d never make it myself. 6 Mars Bars? Blocks of chocolate? What kind of Buddhist Monk could resist gobbling up the tasty ingredients before they’d so much as got out the chopping board??
But this week I was at a loss, needing to make some sort of tasty treat both for an upcoming Crafternoon (yay!) and a good friend’s impending return to Perth (yay!), with very little time and a lot of laziness. I decided to attempt the Mars Bar Slice. I also decided I would take pictures and blog about it later, so that I would have some incentive in being able to say, LOOK AT HOW AMAZING MY SELF CONTROL IS, THAT I DID NOT EAT ANY OF THESE TASTY INGREDIENTS. And I am proud to say lads… I didn’t.
Here we go…
Ingredients (From Avoca Tea Time (2007)):
Tin size: 30cm x 20cm x 4cm
6 x 65g Mars Bars
200g Rice Crispies
250g milk chocolate
1.) Cut the butter and Mars Bars into small chunks and place in a saucepan. Put over low heat and stir with a balloon whisk until melted.
2.) Add the Mars Bars/ butter mixture to the Rice Crispies a large bowl. Stir well until all ingredients are combined.
3.) Put into a lined tin and press down with the palm of your hand until firm (I used the back of a metal spoon… hands stick to the Crispies and make it all uneven…). Melt the chocolate either in a microwave on low for 1-2 mins, or over a saucepan of simmering water. Pour over the biscuits, spread evenly with a palate knife and leave to set.
4.) When set turn out on a board and cut into squares.
Ok I may have gone a bit nuts on the taste-testing after this point… but the point is that I resisted long enough to actually make the slice, with all ingredients included. Go me.
Now of course I couldn’t go without updating you on the progress of Ms. Vesty, who is doing very well indeed…
Mistake-free for about 2 weeks now! Yesssss. This is the back, if you remember, and just decreasing now for the armholes. I am very proud that she is making such good progress. And Grandma is relieved that she does not have to spend every visit fixing my mistakes 🙂
Have a lovely week.