The girls LOVE LCM bars. I've never tried one, but on Saturday I decided to have a bite and I nearly DIED!!! Boy, they're so SWEET!!!!! Blah!
So I decided that it would be a good idea to try and make our own, which the girls will still enjoy, but maybe slightly less sweet (at least).
I tried two different approaches today:
1. Rice Bubbles and Marshmallow Slice
Take 200gm White Marshmallows, 60gm Butter and melt. (I did it in the microwave, worked okay). When this is melted, stir together to mix and then mix in 4 cups of Rice Bubbles.
Press into a lined cookie tray and place in the fridge until cool.
The girls loved this and reckon it tastes just like the LCMs (but a bit less sweet).
2. Rice Bubble and Chocolate Slice
Halve 100gms mini cooking marshmallows, mix with a pack of glace cherries (quartered) and some coconut (I didn't measure it). Set aside.
Melt 125gm copha and mix with 2cups of rice bubbles and the marshmallows, glace cherries and coconut. Press into a lined cookie tray.
Melt 400gm of chocolate (I did two lots, white and milk) and spoon over rice bubble mixture. Place in fridge until cool.
Surprisingly this was less sweet than the first version.
So now I have two alternatives to the LCM bars for their lunches. The other benefit is that I can better control the amount that they get. LCM bars are quite large.