Cocoa Krispies cake bars

The cereal in these bars goes by many different names – Coco Pops, Cocoa Krispies, Choco Krispies, Choco Pops depending on the country you’re in – but who can resist chocolate flavoured rice cereal?!

Cocoa Krispies cake bars

I have an early morning routine that involves two cups of coffee and an hour browsing foodie websites in an endless search for inspiration. Sometimes I’m looking for dinner ideas, sometimes it’s bread, elegant suppers for guests, tasty weekend lunch ideas, but very often it’s a search for lunchbox treats for the family. One particular day, I had in mind a snack bar type thing and had bought Choco Krispies (as they are called hereabouts) in anticipation, so when I spotted this recipe, I knew I had to adapt it. The family is happy I did!

Ingredients

Makes 12 servings

125g (1 cup, scooped and levelled) all-purpose (plain) flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp fine salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
75g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
100g (1/2 cup lightly packed) light brown (Demerara) sugar
170g (1 1/2 sticks or 6 oz) butter, melted
60ml (1/4 cup) milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
120g (4 cups) chocolate rice cereal

Topping

200g (7 oz) milk chocolate
30ml (2 tbsp) milk
65g (1/2 cup unsifted) powdered (confectioners’) sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F) and butter a rectangular or square baking pan, approximately 20 x 25cm (8 x 10″)

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa, sugar and coconut.

Whisk together the melted butter, milk and vanilla extract and add to the flour mixture to make a smooth batter.

Stir in the rice cereal so it’s evenly distributed in the batter.

Dump the mixture into the baking pan and press in with a spatula.

Bake in centre of oven for 18 minutes, until set.

Remove pan from oven to a wire rack and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

Melt the chocolate with the milk in a double boiler, then stir in powdered sugar. Spread over the cereal cake and allow to set, about 20 minutes.

When cool, use a plastic spatula (if using a coated non-stick pan) or knife to cut into pieces.

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6 Responses to Cocoa Krispies cake bars

  1. MamaD1xx4xy says:

    I am sure my boys would love this in their lunch boxes!

  2. Emma says:

    Yummy I will happily take a plate of these please they look great :D Probably wouldn’t last long enough to get to the lunch boxes….lol

  3. these krispie bars definitely bring back some childhood nostalgia! i am so craving one right now, they look delicious.

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