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Friday, July 23, 2010

Mars Bar Squares

Don't even try to tell me that melting chocolate bars with butter is a bad idea. What's that you say? Fat grams? Calories??!! La la la la la. I'm covering my ears. La la la. I can't hear you. Seriously though. Shut. Up. What could be better than Mars Bars melted with butter, mixed in with rice krispies and pressed into a square?  It's delicious. No, it's fantastic. But that's not it, it's gets better. After you've made your chocolate squares, you melt more chocolate and...wait for it...butter! and then you have your topping. Screw Weight Watchers. They can take their points and shove them. Even chocolate bars deserve to liberated into decadent squares from time to time.

Many years ago I worked at a coffee shop that actually still serves these. I asked for the recipe. They swore me to secrecy. I promised I wouldn't tell and I kept my promise for years. (Except I did tell my sister.)  Then one day a friend of mine came over for a BBQ and she brought these along with her. My first thought: "There's been a leak!" Eventually I saw different versions of these squares popping up all over the internet on various sites. Clearly it was safe to say that the coffee shop I once worked for did not invent them.  They call them "Galaxy Squares". Get it? How clever.  I call them "Mars Bar Squares" - because that's what they are. They're bad for you no matter how you spin it. But everyone loves them, you will make friends if you serve these. For real.

Since I made these this morning, I've been on a bit of a bender. I can't stop eating them. My sticky fingers are messing up my keyboard as I type. But seeing as I finally got into my skinny jeans last week, I figured it was time to celebrate. Or self-sabotage. Whichever you prefer. I promise to call my Weight Watchers sponsor. Tomorrow. 

4 regular sized Mars Bar chocolate bars
1/2 cup butter
3 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. butter

Cut the Mars Bars into bite sized pieces. Melt with 1/2 cup butter in medium sized pot over medium heat. Stir constantly. At one point the mixture will appear to separate and look slightly curdled, keep stirring! It will come together shortly. Once smooth, remove from heat immediately. (If you over-cook the sauce, the squares will be hard.) Add rice krispies and stir to combine. Press into greased 8" square pan. Allow to cool.

Melt chocolate and butter, stirring till smooth. Pour over top of squares and allow to set. Cut into squares.


  1. Well I made them and they are so very yummmmy, I don't want to stop eating the little darlings, so I make each piece I try rather tiny, but they are so easy, fast and delish.......thank you for sharing this recipe Heather, they are just great. Tante Clem

  2. Clem,
    I'm so glad you tried these and liked them! Thanks for your comment. Love you! H.


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