Have you tried Manuka Honey? The 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.
‘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
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.