Sunday, October 31, 2010

Alternatives to LCM bars

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.


cybrus said...

Rice Bubbles? Interesting - they're called Rice Crispies here.

If you need an unbiased third party, you can always mail me some!

Christina RN LMT said...

Rice Krispie Treats! Homemade, they're the best. Store-bought, not so much! You can do things like mix in M&M's, Reeses' Pieces, chocolate chips, etc.

Sevesteen said...

You were kind enough to provide a link to LCM bars. otherwise I wouldn't have had a clue. Had to Google copha--I would have guessed some version of cocoa. I figured out Rice Bubbles once I saw what LCM bars were. We have Glace Cherries, but they seem to be more for decoration rather than something that would go into kid's treats.

Old NFO said...

Ah... the language gap rears it's head...LOL Took me a while too! Glad you're proactive with the alternatives!

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Homemade treats always beat the stuffing out of storebought, because you get to skip preservatives and sugar, and put in the stuff you want!

Congratulations on finding two yummy versions everyone is happy with!

Anonymous said...

Oooo, instead of milk chocolate, try some semi-sweet.