Over the last few days on the CLBB, there has been a discussion about Australia and some of the foods there. One of these creatures is called A Slice. A slice in Australia (best as I can tell anyway) is any kind of sliced bar cookie or dessert. And one of the Aussie's on the bulletin board shared a really quick, really simple version of a slice. And let me tell you, a Mars Bar Slice is all that AND a bag of chips. A Mars Bar in Australia is the same as a 3 Musketeers bar here in the states. (Yet a Mars Bar in the UK is similar to a Milky Way, and our Mars Bar is like a Snickers- only with almonds, where is the uniformity!) Anyway, the Mars Bar Slice couldn't be any easier to make.
You take 4 full size 3 Musketeers bars and melt them with 3 tablespoons of butter- this took 1 1/2 minutes in my microwave. Then you mix in 3 cups of Rice Krispies and press the mixture into a 9x13 pan. Allow it to firm up and set, and cut into slices. That's it. So easy, and a really fun twist on a Rice Krispie treat. These are thinner than a Krispie Treat, but the candy bars make them much sweeter, so the proportions work out perfectly. My only problem with them is that I can't stop eating them! They are really good. I also think this would be a perfect way to use up leftover Halloween candy, and I suspect that you could use any of the nougaty candy bars. Give them a try!
Today is day one of a huge snowstorm for us. It could get a bit blizzardy out tomorrow- and the snow is not supposed to entirely let up until Monday, so the kids are very excited that there will be measurable snow to play in. So the weather today has inspired me to attempt to make Hungarian Goulash. And who better to turn to for an Austro-Hungarian recipe than Wolfgang Puck, tomorrow I'll be sharing the results of that adventure. I'll also be updating over at The Savvy Bookworm. I have been reading, but failing to post, so I'll get a couple new books reviewed over there today for anyone interested. Happy Saturday!