What’s better than marshmallows and chocolate?
Chocolate cereal bars with melted caramel, chocolate AND marshmallows.
Hell yes, we are doing sugar overload today!
Not exactly a healthy recipe, but I figured everyone has to have a cheat day once in a while right? (No, never mind every day is cheat day)
I’ve never subscribed to the idea of cheat days. I understand how some people can do it, but I prefer having dessert everyday and then eating healthy food for my main meals rather than going all out once a week. I like to be able to enjoy something sweet and I couldn’t live without dessert every single day.
And I’m glad that I do, because I got to enjoy these babies every day of the week.
Just look at those marshmallows.
Yeah, I think I have way too much of a sweet tooth to ever give up dessert.
Well anyway, this one is definitely a dessert, but it’s also great as a quick snack, especially when paired with some strawberries or a sliced banana. And yes, it’s pretty nice crushed up over some vanilla Greek yoghurt.
The texture is like a chocolate biscuit cake, only using chocolate cereal instead of digestives and with a more caramel chocolate flavour rather than a milk chocolate flavour due to the Mars Bars used.
Feel free to use any kind of nougat and caramel bar or Milky way bars for less of a caramel flavour.
You could always use Snickers bars to add some peanut flavour as peanut butter and Nutella go well together.
These bars are quite sweet, so they are best enjoyed in smaller amounts, but they are a delightful treat.
They are simple only using a saucepan (if you’re using the stove), bowl and a pan to let these set in.
Oh and a spoon to stir, but that’s like what? 4 pieces of equipment max?
And and no oven required! You can add the mini marshmallows if you want, I did because it was really nice, but these would be nice with the cereal and melted chocolate bars all by themselves.
The best thing is that even these treats only work out to about 136 calories when cut into 8 slices. They aren’t as big as some of the rocky road or chocolate biscuit cake slices you can get, but with these kinds of desserts, portion control is the key to indulging without eating too many calories.
But feel free to lick the spoon and the bowl of melted chocolate bar after you are done. It’s pretty delicious and go on, you know you deserve it!
Chocolate Cereal Mars Bar Treats
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 8 bars
Calories per serving: 136
- 110g / 2 1/2 cups
Chocolate Krave cereal
mini Mars bars/ caramel nougat bars or 2 regular ones
- A handful
Light butter spread or butter
- Measure out the cereal and marshmallows into a large bowl and crush slightly.
- Melt together the butter spread and mars bars until melted in 30 seconds intervals, roughly 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Once melted, pour into the large mixing bowl and mix the chocolate and cereal together.
- Scrape into a greased loaf tin or baking tray and leave to chill for 1-2 hours to set properly.
- Once chilled, cut into 8 bars and serve.
Makes 8 bars
Serving size: 1 bar
Fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Carbs: 23 g
Fibre: 1 g
Sugar: 5 g
Protein: 5 g
I used 15g of mini marshmallows and cut them into smaller pieces to spread them more throughout the recipe.
Feel free to add white or milk chocolate chips, along with any dried fruit or nuts if you want. Using snickers bars would also be delicious.
I used Aldi own brand chocolate Krave cereal which is chocolate cereal stuffed with hazelnut spread. This will work with any kind of chocolate cereal though, but the hazelnut spread filling is delicious.