Get­ting Grilled – Aunt Karen’s Mor­eish Mars Bar Squares

The Beacon (Gander) - - Editorial - Terry Bursey Aunt Karen’s Mor­eish Squares

It’s time for an­other edi­tion of Get­ting Grilled with Food Dude.

March’s “grillee” is my awe­some aunt, Karen Shano, who agreed to share her recipe for one of the eas­i­est, most de­li­cious treats that can be made in less than five min­utes – Mars Bar Squares.

Food Dude: Where and when did you first dis­cover Mars Bar Squares? Give us the scoop.

Aunt Karen: At my work, Wrigley’s in On­tario. This was around 14 years ago. A co­worker from here in New­found­land brought them into work one day and I tried them.

FD : What did you think of them when you tried them?

AK: Too good. I tried to hide them all from the rest of the team. Next thing I did was ask for the recipe.

FD: Would you say they’re a New­found­land-based treat or did it orig­i­nate from some­where else?

AK: Hmmm. I’m not too sure, Terry. But it seems like when we moved back home a lot of peo­ple al­ready knew about them.

FD: Well, I did a lit­tle re­search and it turns out they were in­vented in the U.S. around the same time Mars it­self be­came a pop­u­lar candy bar and mi­crowave ovens were be­com­ing com­mon­place. But I guess it took its sweet time get­ting up our way.

AK: Oh wow! That’s cool! So you like them, eh? They’re mor­eish aren’t they?

FD: The mor­eish-est. Do they keep well?

AK: They do! Es­pe­cially when frozen, and they’re awe­some sum­mer treats when they’re fresh out of the freezer on a hot day.

FD: Sounds like you re­ally like them. Are they your favourite?

AK: I have to say yes. Be­fore that it was cream puffs or lemon pies. I love these so much not just be­cause they’re de­li­cious, but be­cause they’re so sim­ple and quick to make too!

FD: My last ques­tion is, if you had the op­por­tu­nity to give these squares an­other name, what would you call them?

AK: Mor­eish Squares, be­cause you al­ways want more! Don’t even know if that’s a word. I al­ways use it when I love some­thing. In­gre­di­ents: 4 cups Rice Krispies 4 Mars bars 4 Aero bars ½ cup but­ter 3 tb­sps. oil


Place 4 cups Rice Krispies in a large bowl.

Cut Mars bars into quar­ters and place in a mi­crowav­able bowl with but­ter. Mi­crowave for 45 sec­onds on high. Stir with a fork to fully melt.

Com­bine with Rice Krispies and blend un­til smooth. Layer evenly in greased casse­role dish.

Break Aero bars apart and melt in mi­crowav­able bowl on high for about 45 sec­onds. Stir with a fork to fully melt.

Scoop and smooth choco­late over top of Rice Krispy layer and cool in re­frig­er­a­tor for three to four hours. Cut and serve.

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