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Easy Recipes for Kids: No Bake Chocolate Recipes

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I love trying out new dessert recipes and sharing my findings. Turns out many fancy sweets aren't nearly as hard to make as I once thought!

These chocolate recipes are great for the whole family.

These chocolate recipes are great for the whole family.

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.

Mars Bar Crispy Treats

Mars Bar Crispy Treats

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

Do you like no-bake chocolate traybakes?

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 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.

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.

Comments

alliemacb (author) from Scotland on October 14, 2012:

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

Claudia Tello from Mexico on October 13, 2012:

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.

thebookmom from Nebraska on June 28, 2012:

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

Teresa Davis from Moscow, Texas on June 28, 2012:

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

Arwen Hann from New Zealand on June 28, 2012:

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

Mary from Cronulla NSW on June 27, 2012:

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

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on June 27, 2012:

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

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on June 27, 2012:

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