Mars, Twix, Sneaker, Bounty and Lion – those were the bars we had as children. All children got crazy for them, except me. I liked a little a Twix bar, maybe twice a year, and every two years a Mars bar. Very rarely I had a Bounty and never ever Lion or Sneaker. The last ones had not only the milk chocolate but also peanuts. And I always hated peanuts. The other three bars were covered with milk chocolate I never liked as a child (and still don’t like) but with other ingredients mixed it was possible for me sometimes to enjoy them. I think I was a little bit picky as a child with eating, especially sweet things. I always was the best friend of all children in the villages we lived when it came to Easter, X-mas or my birthday. All chocolates I got the other children got from me. And my mother always was mad because ‘why can’t you be a normal child’ and like chocolate and sweets like everyone else.
So only the last years I started to eat chocolate covered things a little more often. But still I don’t like them too much. Just sometimes, occasionally. I start to enjoy more the paleo versions of them. They are lighter, tastier and not that filling like a commercial one. And of course I can choose the chocolate with which I cover the bars.
So I made once my Rafaellos covered with chocolate and they were like Bounty for example.
This time I wanted to try out Mars bars. I found a recipe on Fast Paleo. I changed just the vanilla extract into fresh ground vanilla and the maple syrup in raw honey. I bought some chocolate bars for the coating of the bars I cut in smaller pieces as in the original recipe. I served them frozen… and everyone loved them. But they remind me more an ice-cream bonbon… perfect for spring and summer!