At the moment I am on the Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, 90 Day SSS Plan. I fancied a challenge and my body needs some care after all the neglect of repatriation and back surgery. The rest of my family are not on the programme so they still get treats. The trick for me is to make them with dairy. That way I won’t be tempted.
Take these Rice Krispie bars for instance. Made with a large Galaxy milk chocolate bar I had hanging around. Once that is in, there is no way I am going anywhere near them, even though they smell so pretty.
That said, I have some ideas of what I am going to do when I finish the SSS Plan (Joe is an advocate of occasional treats, I’ve seen the cheesecakes his brother makes!) which I will share with you at the end.
50g coconut oil (could be butter but this probably makes them a little healthier)
200g milk chocolate
100ml golden syrup
150g Rice Krispies
A handful of jelly sweets to create a little surprise (I used some Halloween themed Haribo we had lying around)
Break up the chocolate into a glass bowl. Fit the bowl snuggly over a pan of simmering water and watch it melt. Give it a stir to help it along. Put the coconut oil in a large mixing bowl and pour over the still hot, melted chocolate. The oil will submit to the chocolate, but help it along with lots of stirring until you have a smooth consistency. Then add in the syrup. Finally add in the Rice Krispies and sweets and stir until it’s an even, sticky mess.
Pour it into a lined brownie tin. I used a loose bottomed one because it’s easier to get it out at the end. Press it down really firmly so it’s tightly packed into the tin. Put it in the fridge for a couple of hours so the chocolate sets again.
You will now have a breeze block of chocolate, Krispie yumminess. Get a long, sharp knife and cut up into bars. My knife kept getting stuck to the sweets so they weren’t the neatest of bars, but seriously “tidy” is not the priority here. I keep them in the fridge and they work for lunch box treats or an after school snack, right through the week.
Alternatives I have been thinking of are:
Easy dairy alternative – use dark chocolate.
I am looking forward to trying out the new Green & Black Velvet Edition, which are dark chocolate with flavours. Not all are dairy free, for instance the Salted Caramel isn’t (yes I have checked even though it’s another 56 days to go). I was thinking of using some for the following combinations:
- Mint chocolate and chopped up liquorice allsorts.
- Orange chocolate with chopped up hazelnuts.
- Sea Salt chocolate and miniature marshmallows.
Finally, and this one may take a few test runs to get right; dark chocolate, smooth peanut butter, chopped Medjool dates and some crushed salted peanuts. May get a caramel, peanut taste sensation??
What would you do to pimp up the traditional Rice Krispie bar?
* this blog has not been sponsored by Kellogg’s, Bassett’s or Green & Black’s, but if any of them would like me to invent some recipes for promotional purposes, please do get in touch.