Mars Bar Slice has been a staple in Aussie home cooking for decades. It was also hugely popular in Australia in the ’80s, 90’s, and 2000s.
This slice, however, is an entirely different kind of memory. It tastes just as good today, and stopping at one slice is still hard for me.
This recipe for no-bake is simple and easy.
Gather the five ingredients and follow the tips and tricks below to make it in just 20 minutes.
This is the recipe for Mars Bar Slice
Mars Bars were away when Nana Ling created the recipe books. At least, not in Australia. This was something I knew before I began researching.
This quick and easy recipe is simple to make
Mars Bar Slice, if they were still around, would surely have been in her recipe book along with other Aussie classics.
According to Wikipedia, the Mars Bar was created for the first time in Slough, England in 1932 by Forrest Mars Sr.
It arrived in Australia in the late 1940s after being first manufactured under license by another company.
Mars established a manufacturing plant in Australia’s Ballarat in 1979. This was when the Mars Bar was still the most popular product in the Australian confectionery industry.
It’s still very popular but is now our third favorite after Cherry Ripe and Cadbury Milk Chocolate Bars.
Okay, enough history. Let’s get back to the recipe.
This recipe was popular in the 1980s and 90s, and I am curious to know the genius behind it.
They deserve to be praised for making this one of the most delicious slices.
This recipe can be modified in many ways.
This recipe combines the original recipe my mom used as a child and other recipes I have tried.
I have created the ultimate Mars Bar Slice recipe.
I have incorporated some little tweaks that we have made over the years to the method.
This recipe will delight you! It makes a delicious slice that’s both crunchy and crumbly.
The 5 ingredients required to make the perfect homemade Mars Bar Slice
Rice Bubbles (you might call them Rice Krispies or Ricies if they’re not from Australia)
Golden syrup (you could substitute agave nectar or cane syrup for brown rice syrup).
You can find the exact measurements in the recipe card located at the bottom.
You can use the microwave and stovetop when preparing the slice.
You can use baking paper to gently lift the slice out of the tin when greasing or lining it.
This saves you the trouble of trying to cut it into pieces while it is still in its tin. It’s so much easier to lift the container and just cut it up.
This is how to make an excellent Aussie slice
Measure out the rice bubbles in a large bowl.
Make the mars bars by breaking them into pieces. Then add the butter, syrup, and mars bars to a saucepan.
Mix the ingredients over low heat until well combined. Continue stirring until it becomes smooth and runny.
I switch the spoon for a small wooden whisk at the end to achieve a super smooth consistency.
Then, pour the mixture into the rice bubbles. Stir quickly to combine.
Spread the mixture into a slice tin. Smoothen it with a spoon. Then press the mixture into the tin.
Use 20-second intervals to melt the milk chocolate in your microwave. Stir for 20 seconds between each 20-second burst to get smooth, runny chocolate.
To make the top layer, pour the melted chocolate on top of the slice.
To ensure that the top layer of chocolate is fully covered, tilt the tray side to side.
It’s now time to put it in the refrigerator.
Once you are ready to slice it into pieces, remove it from the fridge and let it rest for 20 minutes.
The top layer of chocolate may crack if you cut it straight from the fridge.
After it has been out for at least twenty minutes, remove it from the tray with the baking paper.
Use a sharp, large knife to cut into squares.
Here are some tips to get the best results
Although it is a simple process, these are four essential tips to keep in mind as you prepare this no-bake slice.
Can you freeze the Mars Bar slice?
You can. You can keep it in the freezer for up to a month. However, this slice is too fast to freeze in our home.
If you are able to freeze them, take them out of the freezer and let them defrost before eating.
Is it possible to replace golden syrup?
You can substitute the golden syrup for maple syrup, honey, or corn syrup. It can also be omitted.
I like the taste and consistency of the slice with a small amount of golden syrup.
How can you stop the slice from crumbling or cracking?
You may need to press your slice into the tin more if it falls apart.
You may have yet to properly melt the butter, mars bar, and syrup mixture. These ingredients should be melted and then combined on low heat until they are smooth.
If the slice cracks when you cut it, it is too cold. Let the slice cool in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before cutting it into squares.
Why is my Mars Bar so hard to slice?
If the slice is too tough to eat, allow it to soften in the refrigerator for approximately half an hour before you eat.
It is essential to know where it can be stored
It is best to keep it in the refrigerator, especially during summer.
It is fine at room temperature for a time if you don’t plan to bring it to a party or to be shared with others.