With the school holidays now in full swing, there is no doubt many of us have heard the familiar cry of “I’m bored” or “I’m hungry” – thankfully we are here to help! The next time you hear those all too familiar words from the kids, why not get them involved in making these easy and delicious Rice Bubble and Marshmallow Bars. All you need is three ingredients and a little patience to create these yummy bars, and they are so good the kids won’t even be able to tell the difference between these and the store bought ones!
As well as being a great activity to get the kids involved in, these bars would also make a great treat at your next party, morning tea or even in your kids lunch boxes!
75g of butter
200g of white marshmallows
6 cups of rice bubbles
100s & 1000s to decorate – optional
1. Line a slice tin with baking paper, leaving paper overhanging the sides.
2. In a large bowl, add the rice bubbles and set aside until needed.
3. Place the butter and marshmallows into a small saucepan and cook over a medium heat until they have both melted and combined.
4. Pour the melted mixture quickly into the bowl with the rice bubbles, and mix until combined
5. Pour the combined mixture into a slice tin and use a metal spoon to spread across the tin and push down.
6. Sprinkle 100s and 1000s over the top (optional) and place in the fridge for two hours or until set.
7. Remove set slice from the fridge and cut into small squares.
1. Line the base and sides of a slice tin with baking paper – making sure you leave paper hanging over the edges.
2. Place the butter and marshmallows into the bowl of your Thermomix and cook for 1 minute, 80 degrees on speed 4. Make sure you scrape down the sides of the bowl after 1 minute of cooking.
3. Add the rice bubbles and mix together for 1 minute on speed 1 Reverse – or until combined. Scrape down these sides of the bowl after 30 seconds to ensure all the rice bubbles are coated with the melted mixture.
4. Pour the combined mixture into a slice tin and use a metal spoon to spread across the tin and push down.
5. Sprinkle 100s and 1000s over the top (optional) and place in the fridge for two hours or until set.
6. Remove set slice from the fridge and cut into small squares.
What was your favourite lunch box treat from your childhood?