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Easy Recipes For Kids: No Bake Chocolate Recipes

Updated on August 4, 2012
Mars Bar Crispy Treats
Mars Bar Crispy Treats | Source

Making simple no-bake treats is a great way to introduce kids to baking. Even small children can help with preparing ingredients and stirring things. Getting them to help you in the kitchen is a fantastic way to spend time together and, as they get older, you can gradually entrust your children with more complex tasks. These recipes are quick and easy and the treats are great for all the family.

Children should be supervised at all times when making these treats. Be especially careful if using a double boiler as the water will get very hot.

Ingredients

  • 4 Mars Bars or similar nougat and caramel chocolate bar
  • 1/4 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies, or similar crisped rice cereal
  • 10.5 oz Milk Chocolate
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Chop the Mars Bars or similar chocolate nougat and caramel bar into piecesMelt in a bowl along with the butterDon't panic when it looks as though it has curdled - this will come right.Mix until smooth and then remove bowl from the heat.Stir in the rice crispies.Press the mixture into the base of your baking dish.Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or in the microwave.Pop into the refrigerator to set, but be sure to cut into squares before it becomes too firm,
Chop the Mars Bars or similar chocolate nougat and caramel bar into pieces
Chop the Mars Bars or similar chocolate nougat and caramel bar into pieces | Source
Melt in a bowl along with the butter
Melt in a bowl along with the butter | Source
Don't panic when it looks as though it has curdled - this will come right.
Don't panic when it looks as though it has curdled - this will come right. | Source
Mix until smooth and then remove bowl from the heat.
Mix until smooth and then remove bowl from the heat. | Source
Stir in the rice crispies.
Stir in the rice crispies. | Source
Press the mixture into the base of your baking dish.
Press the mixture into the base of your baking dish. | Source
Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or in the microwave.
Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or in the microwave. | Source
Pop into the refrigerator to set, but be sure to cut into squares before it becomes too firm,
Pop into the refrigerator to set, but be sure to cut into squares before it becomes too firm, | Source

Do you like no-bake chocolate traybakes?

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Mars Bar Crispies - Makes 12

  1. Prepare a 9 by 4 inch baking dish by greasing with butter, or lining with baking parchment.
  2. Chop up the Mars Bars and put into a bowl along with the butter. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir as it melts. The mix will look as though it has curdled but continue to stir vigorously and it will come right. You could also do this in the microwave, but be sure to remove and stir frequently to avoid burning the chocolate.
  3. Remove the bowl with the melted chocolate bars from the saucepan and pour the crisped rice cereal into the melted chocolate. Stir until the rice crispies are coated in chocolate.
  4. Press the chocolate mixture into the base of your baking dish and smooth out as much as possible. I use the bottom of a steel measuring cup to do this.
  5. Melt the chocolate either in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water or in the microwave. Pour over the chocolate crispies layer and even out using an off-set spatula or palette knife.
  6. Pop into the refrigerator for 15 minutes then remove and cut into pieces. Return to the refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour until ready to serve.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Melt the butter
Melt the butter | Source
Mix together the sugar and digestive crumbs
Mix together the sugar and digestive crumbs | Source
Add in the peanut butter
Add in the peanut butter | Source
Add the melted butter and form a dough
Add the melted butter and form a dough | Source
Press the peanut butter base into a baking dish
Press the peanut butter base into a baking dish | Source
Melt chocolate and pour over the peanut base.  Refrigerate and there you have it - peanut butter chocolate bars.
Melt chocolate and pour over the peanut base. Refrigerate and there you have it - peanut butter chocolate bars. | Source

Peanut Butter Bars - Makes 8

  • 1 cup crushed digestive biscuits / graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (unsalted)
  • 1 cup icing (powdered) sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth, according to your preference)
  • 10.5 oz milk chocolate

Method

  1. Prepare a baking dish by greasing with butter or lining with baking parchment.
  2. Using a food processor, break up the digestive biscuits or graham crackers until they resemble fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Melt the butter either in the microwave (take care as it will pop) or over a double boiler and allow to cool.
  4. Add the icing sugar to the digestives and mix well.
  5. Stir the peanut butter into this mix.
  6. Now add cooled, melted butter and mix with your hands until you have formed a ball of dough.
  7. Press the peanut butter mix into the bottom of your baking dish and pop into the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, taking care not to let it burn. Alternatively, place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, taking care not to let the water touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir gently until the chocolate melts.
  9. Remove the peanut butter base from the refrigerator and pour the melted chocolate over it. Return it to the refrigerator for at least an hour before cutting and serving.

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Malted Ball Refrigerator Tray Bake - Makes 6

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 5 oz milk chocolate
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup / corn syrup
  • 1 cup crushed digestive biscuits / graham crackers
  • 5 oz malted chocolate balls (Maltesers or similar)
  • 7oz white chocolate
  1. Prepare a tray-bake baking dish by greasing with butter.
  2. Melt the butter, milk chocolate and syrup together in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave.
  3. Use a food processor to break up the digestives / graham crackers into a breadcrumb consistency.
  4. Stir the biscuit / graham cracker crumbs into the melted chocolate mix. Crush the malted chocolate balls using a rolling pin and stir into the mixture. Press large spoonfuls of the mixture into the baking tray.
  5. Pop into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  6. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Pour the melted white chocolate over the malted chocolate mixture and return to the refrigerator for at least an hour until ready to serve.

If you prefer, you can coat with a milk chocolate rather than white chocolate.

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  • rebeccamealey profile image

    Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    These are awesome! I think I like the peanut butter bars best, but they are all great recipes. Voted awesome and shared!

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    Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

    Awesome recipe. Am totally voting this up and sharing this!!

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    Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

    Mmm...Chocolate got me!! these are yummy...and great for kids...thanks for sharing your recipes...Voted up & awesome...cheers

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    Arwen Hann 4 years ago from New Zealand

    These look yummy. Will definitely be trying to make these with my son.

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    Teresa Davis 4 years ago from Moscow, Texas

    Love these recipes. I like them all. Voted it up for awesome and shared!!!

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    thebookmom 4 years ago from Nebraska

    Yummy! Can't wait to try the refrigerator tray bake. Great job :)

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    Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

    I would have just the same amount of fun making these ultra delicious looking treats even if I´m 34 years old. I love chocolate and I love snickers! The extra crunchiness from the rice krispies should add a nice touch.

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    alliemacb 4 years ago from Scotland

    Thanks, Claudia. Actually, I think you're right. I have as much fun as the kids do when making these chocolatey treats.

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    Brenda 3 years ago from Springfield, MO

    I think my kids will get a kick out of making the Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars. I look forward to trying this with them this weekend, thanks for sharing.

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    FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

    Wow, I love those no-bake desserts. I will definitely try it this coming weekend. Thanks for sharing! :)

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