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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Oaty Chocolate Caramel Rice Bubble Bars

Well by now the kids will have settled back into school.

If you are lucky/unlucky enough to be here in Sydney, the poor kids will have not only had to settle back into the classrooms, but they have had to deal with the extreme heat that we have been experiencing  (I feel like I am melting!!!).

If you are looking for a little something to add to their lunchboxes here is a really easy recipe that they will love to eat.

Oaty Chocolate Caramel Rice Bubble Bars
adapted from a recipe found in Good Taste February edition

Makes 14 bars

Melted butter to grease pan
4 cups rice bubbles
1 cup rolled oats
1 can (395g) condensed mik (skim if you like)
60g butter
80ml (1/3 cup) honey
230g milk chocolate chips

Grease a 20 x 30cm cake pan with the melted butter.  Line the base and both long sides with baking paper, just make one long piece and drape it in!!

Place the rice bubbles and the oats in a large bow, mix to combine.  Make a well in the centre.

Combine the condensed milk, butter and honey in a small saucepan.  Stirring constantly over low heat, cook for 10 minutes, or until the mixture turns pale caramel in colour. (Do not take your eyes off the mixture, or stop stirring - or it will turn on you in an instant!!!!.

Add the caramel mixture to the oat and rice bubble mixture.  Stir until well combined.  Add approximately 1/2 of the packet of chocolate chips to the mixture - they will melt - but that is OK - it makes it kind of chocolately and caramel at the same time!!

Press the mixture into the prepared baking tray, pressing firmly.

Sprinkle over the remaining chocolate chips, pushing them gently into the mixture.

Place in the fridge for several hours to set.

Cut into bars - and voila - you have happy kids!!!!

Store in an airtight container in the fridge!!

PS the big kids like these too!!!

So Dear Readers do you have any tips for surviving the heat - please tell!!!


  1. At least in Sydney it is only the heat you have to contend with, my sister-in-law is a teacher and she is complaining about the heat. I feel so sorry for all the Australians North of you, if it is not floods then it is cyclones. It looks terrible, so very sad. I so loved Brisbane and Cairns when we were there but I am sure it does not look the same now. Diane

  2. Gah, could you imagine spending all day in an un-airconditioned school room? I've been freezing big softdrink bottles full of water and taking them to bed...it works (sort of).

  3. Yes, we should be grateful - Queensland has been to hell and back in the last few weeks.

    Thanks for the tip Mel - will try it!!

    I'm sorry - but I still gotta complain about the heat (even though there are worse off) - I don't have an air conditioned house - I'm HOT!!!! My face is cracking with the dried up sweat!!!

    Don't even feel like eating - must be hot!!!!!

  4. two words for the heat - frozen fruit. Sugar fix AND and icy treat! Works wonders every time!

  5. Love the ingredients used in these bars. Lovely!

  6. YUMMMMMMMY maybe add some dried fruit to it as well :)