Rice Krispie Goo cakes

July is almost here…

That means school holidays. This could mean day trips to the beach, long country rambles with picnics stowed in beautifully co-ordinated picnic hampers (or in my case my daughters beaten up old ruck sack that she is too cool to wear now but is too useful to throw out). OR it could mean the inevitable wet day and the end of summer funds which means the cinema is out.

So…something to do with the kids that is cheap, sanity saving and all consuming.

Now as I may have mentioned before I would rather set fire to myself than cook with my kids…however it appears that I am slightly more tolerant of my Grandkids and also I can put my daughter in charge….This will involve mess so just accept it and take the necessary measures!

Chocolate and Rice Crispy Goo Cakes

100g rice crispies

50g dried banana chips bashed up into bits

150g wholenut peanut butter

50g mini marshmallows

100g dark chocolate

100g milk chocolate

1 tbsp golden syrup

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1tbspdouble cream

You will need about 20-24 cup cake cases depending on how much makes it from the bowl to the cases.

  • Aprons on!
  • Place the chocolate, golden syrup and peanut butter at the back of the Aga to melt (if cooking on a conventional cooker then boil a pan of water and place a large glass bowl on top but not touching the water).
  • Place the banana chips in a freezer bag and give the most excitable child the rolling pin to bash the heck out of. Stand back and remove everything breakable…including smaller siblings.
  • Measure out the rice crispies into a large bowl and add the banana bits. Mix them around with clean hands.
  • Add the cocoa powder to the melted chocolate mixture and then stir in the marsh mallows allowing them to melt slightly too.
  • Finally stir the cream into the chocolate to loosen up the mixture and pour over the rice crispies.
  • Try and divide evenly into the cup cake cases (more than one child?…give them the equal amount of mixture in different bowls. More washing up but less arguments).
  • Place in fridge for at least ½ an hour…run a bowl of extremely bubbly washing up water and get them to wash up. I know more mess! But they like it up until the approximate age of 11!
  • Turn the front room into a cinema den, with oil cloth on the floor and bring in the rice crispy goo cakes at the interval…explain what it was like to go to the cinema when we were kids and what an interval actually is!
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