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Monday, 27 August 2012

Chocolate Snap Bars with New Zealand Manuka Honey

Have you tried Manuka HoneyThe New Zealand Honey Co asked me to try their 100% pure Manuka honey with the addition of lemon and root ginger, two new exciting honey options that are great for cooking.

The first thing I would say is that the additional flavours are completely natural, the lemon tastes fresh like freshly squeezed lemon, with the added bonus of being packed full of Vitamin C. There are little pieces of ginger in the Manuka Honey and Root Ginger, the flavour makes it ideal for marinades and salad dressings.

New Zealand Honey Co have created their own range of recipes, which you can find on their website along with all the information about the digestive health and healing properties of the honey at

New Zealand Honey Co.’s new Manuka ‘Plus’ range is available in Morrisons stores nationwide the 'Manuka Honey and Lemon' and  'Manuka Honey and Ginger' are both  RRP £9.99 

I have also been creating with Manuka Honey, the first recipe I'm going to show you is a simple no-bake treat using Rice Krispies.

I don't often make these kind of bars and was pleasantly surprised to find a recipe on the Kellogs website for Chocolate Snap Bars  using honey in the base mix, here is my version:


Chocolate Snap Bars


100g butter
40g Manuka Honey with Ginger
1tbsp (10g) sugar
150g rice krispies
200g chocolate/chocolate chips or buttons

1. Cook the sugar, manuka honey with ginger and butter over a medium heat in a saucepan. Stir frequently, and once the sugar dissolves simply boil the mixture for five minutes, stirring all the time.  Be carefule that it doesn't burn, I had to throw my first batch out.
2. Next remove the pan from heat and add the rice krispies, coating them thoroughly. Press the mixture into a greased tin. 
3.  Put chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of water over low heat, stirring constantly. When it's melted, spread it evenly over cereal mixture. 
4.  Then simply leave to set, and cut into squares or bars when cool.

I'd have to say that the rice krispies don't stick together as well as with golden syrup or marshmallows, but the flavour of the honey is really good and the hint of ginger makes them a little bit more grown up.  More Manuka Honey recipes coming soon.

I'm entering these Chocolate Snap Bars into the new challenge at Maison Cupcake called Zero Baking Required anything goes as long as it hasn't seen the inside of an oven.

Disclaimer: I was supplied with Manuka Honey from the New Zealand Honey Co..  I was not required to write a positive review and any opinion expressed is my own..

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At 27 August 2012 at 21:11 , Blogger Cakeyboi said...

These look lush! Nuff said :)

At 28 August 2012 at 10:13 , Blogger belleau kitchen said...

oh am so glad you've tried these honeys, aren't they simply incredible?... I love your bars, what a genius way to use the honey... so delightful!

At 28 August 2012 at 10:36 , Blogger Galina Varese said...

I have never used honey with rice krispies, but this recipe looks inspiring. Love Manuka honey as well.

At 29 August 2012 at 08:59 , Blogger The KitchenMaid said...

Oi, what is it with you lot stealing all our honey? Hands off! I must say it is shockingly expensive - you'd be better off saving up and coming for a visit so you could load up a suitcase full instead. Go on, you know you want to...

At 29 August 2012 at 12:33 , Blogger Janice said...

Yes, very expensive, but sooo good. I'd love to jump in a plane to NZ, have relatives in Aukland and have always wanted to visit. Bit more expensive than a pot of honey though ;-)

At 2 September 2012 at 08:25 , Blogger Chele said...

What a great recipe .... although I hate to admit that I am not a fan of Manuka Honey ... maybe its the Aussie coming out in me lol

At 6 September 2012 at 13:30 , Anonymous thelittleloaf said...

Just seen these - LOVE the sound of krispie cakes made with honey. Yum.


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