These Golden Crunchy Bars looks like Rice Crispy bars (LCM bars), but they actually taste like pimped out Honey-joys. They are crunchy and sweet, with the added texture of peanuts and glacé cherries. Yum! A perfect treat for us to whip up for our school excursion day trip. Actually, in hindsight maybe they weren’t the best as they include peanuts! However, my children are part of a distance education campus and they ate with me and only shared the snacks with people we knew who didn’t have allergies, or informed teachers.
We had my 6 year old nephew and mother-in-law over the day before for a baking day, and I thought this would be the perfect recipe for the kids to have fun making and for my nephew to take a container of home with him. It was! A simple matter of measuring, mixing and simmering, these Golden Crunchy Bars were perfect for little hands to make.
As we had plenty of the ingredients we decided to make a triple batch of these Golden Crunchy Bars, enough for my nephew, taste tests for our 7 member family, the excursion trip as well as plenty to share. Nevertheless, our triple batch was pretty much gobbled up by the end of the excursion day! We all enjoyed them and they helped to sustain us over our busy day.
I recommend these Golden Crunchy Bars if you are looking for something simple to make and easy to scale up. No baking required either. We pressed ours into a large Pyrex tray to set, and after lunch they were ready to enjoy. Perfect for school outings or carnivals and picnic lunches. I hope this recipe serves you well and you enjoy it as much as we did.
- 4oz. (115gms) Butter
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 3 dessertspoons honey
- 4 cups Rice Crisps (Bubbles)
- ½ cup descicated coconut
- ½ cup peanuts
- Glacé cherries to decorate
- Place the butter, sugar and honey in a small saucepan.
- Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl mix together Rice Bubbles, coconut and peanuts.
- Pour the butter mixture over the Rice Bubbles mixture, and stir to combine.
- Press lightly into a Swiss roll tin and decorate with cherries.
- Place into fridge to set.
- When set, cut into bars. Enjoy!