Chocolate Rice Krispie Cakes Recipe – remember these?

Another school dinners favourite, these chocolate rice krispie cakes were always made in huge trays and served in square chunks with the obligatory oodles of custard.

Best of all, they are also a classic cook-with-children recipe; easy and fun to make and always a favourite to eat! This is the original 70′s recipe I used myself as a child, that’s been carefully tucked away in one of my Mums recipe books – looks like it was probably torn off a Rice Krispie’s box!

Traditional Chocolate Rice Krispie Cakes

Preparation time
15 – 20 minutes

  • 3 cups Rice Krispies (I just use a small mug)
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter (margarine in original)
  • 1tsp cocoa powder
  • few drops of vanilla or almond essence

Put syrup, sugar and butter/marg and cocoa powder into a pan, melt (stirring) until everything is smooth and chocolatey.
Remove from heat, add essence and Krispies.
Mix well and pour into a greased 7″ square tin (I use a swiss roll tin). Mark into squares and remove from the tin when cold.
Alternatively, divide mixture between 12 cake cases in a bun tin.
Put in the fridge to set.

No freezing, but will last a few days in an air tight container. Not that it will actually, you know, LAST once everyone knows where it is being kept.

You can leave the cocoa powder out if you don’t want a chocolate version, of course.

(next week: real proper actual school dinners pink custard to go with it!)

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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  1. I made these for a retro 50′s street party for the Queens diamond jubilee and they were so easy, delicious and were gone within minutes of putting them on the table. Definitely give them a go.

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  2. at last i have found the ” proper ” rice krispie cake recipe ! after an hours searching online kept finding the posh version with chocolate and marshmallows – this is how we made them as kids – thing is will there be any left for when the kids come home from school ????

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