Monday, 15 March 2021

Chocolate Hazelnut Rice Pop Bars - No Bake!

Turn your favourite cocoa pops into these delicious hazelnut chocolate cereal bars!




I have been wanting to create this recipe for so long - in fact I bought these cocoa pops back in September because they were reduced to 44p! Can you believe it? All because the box was a little bit tattered, but no harm to the cocoa pops. These are Sainsburys own range - Deliciously Free From Chocolate Rice Pops, and as far I can tell, they are vegan friendly so I snapped them up when I saw what a bargain they were. Oh and don't worry, the Best Before Date isn't until April so I knew I had plenty of time to use them :) I've always loved a cereal bar since I was little and I've not had one for a long time. These aren't really a breakfast cereal bar because of the chocolate and syrup etc, but they make a very tasty snack. I've used Nomo's Hazelnot Chocolate Crunch bar because these cocoa pops needed something a little extra and this chocolate is so delicious! Personally I find it hard to appreciate vegan chocolate, but Nomo is by far the best out there I cannot fault their products so try to use their chocolate where possible. 

If you don't like hazelnuts, you could swap the chocolate for a bar of your choice, and swap the hazelnut butter for a spread of you choice as well, no problems! I might even do another version with almonds and peanuts for my nutty-lovers out there!

Check out my other no-bake recipes for more inspiration!

Recipe

Prep: 20 minutes + 30 minutes chilling time
Cook: n/a
Serves: 15 large squares

NOTE: every ingredient I use is vegan so make sure you check your ingredients if you're following a Vegan lifestyle

Ingredients

150g Chocolate rice pop cereal
100g Butter melted
150g Mini Marshmallows
2 tbsp Hazelnut butter or choice of nut butter


Method

✿Grease and line a 21cm square tin with baking paper. 
In a large pan, melt the butter and marshmallows over a low heat, until the mixture is fully melted and combined. Stir tin the hazelnut butter until incorporated. 
Then stir in the chocolate rice pops and mix until they are completely coated.
Spoon the mixture into the lined tin and use the back of a spoon or spatula to spread out evenly. 
Melt the hazelnot chocolate over a Bain-marie or in the microwave and then pour onto the cereal mixture and smooth out so that it is all covered and flat. 
Place in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes then remove and use a knife to slice into squares. Keep any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy!

Christina
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