Some people might call me one ofÂ thoseÂ mums. Â You know, the ones who pass by the pre-packed bars conveniently located next to the muesli bars in the supermarket, whose kids are begging for a box of something resembling cereal coated in lollies as she heartlessly ignores them and scans the shelves for the next item on her grocery list. Â Well, yes, that would be me, but I avoid that isle with my kids like the plague, so this doesn’t happen very often. Â Although, I did take Miss 10 shopping the other day and as we walked up the cereal isle she noticed that Coco Pops were on special and proceeded to casually tell me that was her cereal choice for the week. Â My response? Â “Sure…..Like I’m going to feed you chocolate and sugar for breakfast! Â Not happening!” Â Miss 10 knows better than to think she’ll be eating Coco Pops before school, not to mention she’s a diabetic, so she didn’t protest, but the elderly lady walking in the opposite direction had a bit of a chuckle.
But I do like to give my kids a bit of a treat every now and then, so this bar is perfect because it kind of resembles one of those pre-packaged bars with a trendy name, but it contains ingredients we all recognise, and there’s not a Marshmallow in sight. Â My trick to making it look more attractive and like a treat is to sprinkle 100’s & 1000’s over the top of the bar, but you could use something like Choc-Bits or Rainbow Sprinkles if you wanted to. Â It also makes a pretty good addition to a party table.
Rice Bubble Slice
2 Tbl Honey
1/2 Cup (125g) Sugar
4 Cups Rice Cereal
1/2 Cup Coconut
100’s & 1000’s for sprinkling
Combine the butter, honey and sugar in a saucepan, heating slowly until it starts to boil, then reduce the heat and boil slowly for 5 minutes until the sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture turns a toffee colour.
Remove from the heat and add the rice cereal and coconut, mixing until thoroughly combined.
Press into a greased dish, sprinkle with 100’s & 1000’s and allow to cool completely before slicing.
Source of Original Recipe: Â http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/8611/rice-bubble-slice.aspx