Monday, 25 April 2016

Mini Mallow Magic Bars

Magic bars - biscuit base, topped with walnuts, chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, butterscotch bits, desiccated coconut, condensed milk and mini marshmallows.

This is my entry for this month’s Treat Petite which I’m slipping in just before the deadline. I bet my co-host Kat at The Baking Explorer was getting worried!!


I think I may have stumped a few folk with this month’s theme of favourite theme of sweets, biscuits and chocolates. The idea is to use a favourite one of these in a bake.

For my bake, I used marshmallows. I love marshmallows and in particular those Princess marshmallows which I loved growing up. In fact, I have a guilty secret which I am about to share with you! I used to eat the aforementioned mallows, dunking them first into condensed milk. This possibly explains my weight issues as a child, but does not explainmy lack of diabetes!

I wouldn’t recommend dunking mallows into condensed milk, but I can assure you it is delicious and very, very sweet. I wanted to use condensed milk in the recipe too, and I came up with these layered magic bars which you may seen elsewhere.

Magic bars - biscuit base, topped with walnuts, chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, butterscotch bits, desiccated coconut, condensed milk and mini marshmallows.

Magic bars are a combination of different ingredients, layered on top of one another with a crust at the bottom and a can of condensed milk poured over the top, sort of acting as a glue.

My recipe incorporated what I had in my cupboard really – a digestive biscuit base, desiccated coconut, walnuts, chocolate chunks, white choc chips, butterscotch bits and of course the marshmallows. You can get these in mini format nowadays, ideal for this recipe!

You bake these in the oven, and I would recommend tenting the baking tin with foil, as the sugars can burn quite easily. Adding the foil prevents this.

Magic bars - biscuit base, topped with walnuts, chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, butterscotch bits, desiccated coconut, condensed milk and mini marshmallows.

I made these for our friends Kim and Susan who were visiting us at the weekend. They took some away with them, as well as having some with a cuppy whilst they were here, so I think we can say they were a success!


So what guilty pleasures do you like to snack on? I'd love to know, so I don't feel quite so bad about my mallow/condensed milk habit...

I’ve made a wee video of how I put the magic bars together which you can see above, but here’s how I made them;



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Mini Mallow Magic Bars
Digestive biscuit crumb, dark chocolate, white chocolate, nuts, butterscotch, coconut, condensed milk goodness!
Ingredients
  • 200 grams digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 113 grams unsalted butter
  • 100 grams chopped walnuts
  • 150 grams dark chocolate chunks
  • 100 grams white chocolate chips
  • 100 grams butterscotch bits, or fudge pieces
  • 100 grams desiccated coconut
  • 75 grams mini marshmallows
  • 1 Can (400g approx) condensed milk
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan) and line a 9”x13” baking pan with greaseproof paper.Melt the butter in a pan and then add the crushed digestives, stir until combined.Transfer the digestive mix to the baking pan and spread evenly, although you don’t have to press down like you would for a cheesecake base.Scatter the nuts over the digestive mix, then the chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, butterscotch bits and coconut.Pour the condensed milk evenly over the entire baking pan then top with the mini marshmallows.Place in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. If browning too quickly cover with aluminium foil.Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.Cut into bars.Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 24 bars

Magic bars - biscuit base, topped with walnuts, chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, butterscotch bits, desiccated coconut, condensed milk and mini marshmallows.

14 comments:

  1. I'll gladly take all of these :)

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    1. They are naughty but nice Laura, aren't they?!

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  2. When I was wee I used to love Digestive Biscuits spread thickly with butter. Haven't had them since. I'm feeling guilty just thinking about your Magic Bars...

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    1. I know, what you mean! There is a lot of badness in these, but they are oh so good...

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  3. Now that's a fun recipe. I'd love this but everyone I know is cutting down on fat and sugar and I'm not sure I could make this just for me. I loved marshmallows as a kid but I don't think I ever thought of combining them with condensed milk.

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    1. It isn't something I do now, I think my teeth would probably have something to say about it Phil (and my dentist!)

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  4. Magic indeed! I love that this is a sweet treat that I've never seen before; needless to say, we can't wait to try! Great site you have here.

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    1. Thanks Dan, very kind. And thanks for stopping by...

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  5. These look gorgeous Stuart and love the wee video with the jaunty tune :)

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    1. Cheers Jac, another video on the way soon...

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  6. Wow these look amazingly gooey and delicious! Dipping marshmallows into condensed milk - not heard that one before!

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    1. Thanks Kat. Probably good reason you haven't heard of the condensed milk/mallow madness before - it's almost lethal!!

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  7. Very sweet but yum! I can't believe you spent a childhood dipping marshmallows in condensed milk..... how did you get away with that?

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    1. Not a clue Kate - I lived to tell the tale though...

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