These beautiful Mars Bar Oat Bars are something of a golden oldie for me! A recipe I have made many times for quite a number of years and one that is always very well received. Perfect for the Mars Bar lover in your life, this easy tray bake is a gorgeous flapjack style recipe I guarantee you will come back to again & again!
Here is what you will need to make 16 bars.
- 4 x 33.8g Mars Bars
- 60ml Double Cream
- 100g Milk Chocolate
- 125g Plain Flour
- 90g Rolled Oats
- 50g Soft Light Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- Pinch of Salt
- 140g Unsalted Butter, Cold
- 20cm (8″) Square Baking Tin
Mars Bar Oat Bars Recipe
Preheat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C and lightly grease & line the base and sides of your baking tin.
Roughly chop 2.5 of the 4 Mars Bars and place into a small saucepan along with the double cream. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Don’t worry if there are a few bits of nougat still in there. Leave to one side to cool whilst you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Chop the remaining 1.5 Mars Bars & the 100g bar of milk chocolate into chunks and pop into the freezer. This will make sure that you end up with chunks of Mars Bar & chocolate in the centre rather than just melted goo.
Meanwhile, sift the flour into a large bowl. Then add in the oats, light brown sugar, bicarbonate of soda & salt and give it a mix. Cube up the butter and rub into the flour mix with the tips of your fingers until it forms a crumbly dough.
Press half the mixture into the prepared baking tin then scatter over the chopped Mars Bar pieces & chocolate chunks.
Pour the melted Mars Bar mixture over the top…
Finally crumble the remaining oat mixture evenly over the top and press gently.
Then place into the oven to bake for 25 minutes until golden.
Allow to cool completely in the tin before removing & slicing into 16 pieces. (4 x 4 grid.)
Store at room temperature in an airtight container (I prefer metal as they keep their crunch better) and consume within 5 days.
How much do want to make some Mars Bar Oat Bars now eh?! I love those beautiful pockets of Mars Bar caramel goo that explode out the top! So chewy & delicious, seriously – this is one that you really need to try for yourself. Definitely a little more interesting than your standard flapjack that’s for sure!
I hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies, until next time.