If the Mars Bar has you captivated by its gooey, caramel charm, you're not alone. This year will mark 85 years since its first release we still can't get enough. It all began in 1932 when US candy bar mogul Frank C Mars gave his son, Forrest, money to open his own business in Slough, England (yes, that place where The Office is set) and a legend was created.
Based on Mars Snr's already popular Milky Way bar, the original Mars Bars were handmade, and they've enjoyed an exciting history ever since. During World War II, they were sent to troops and prisoners of war in Germany. When they were first launched in Russia in 1991, they were so popular that they had to be rationed to four per person!
But for all its adventures and accolades, there is really just one reason why us Australians hold the chocolate bar in such high esteem… the Mars Bar slice!
5-ingredient Mars Bar slice recipe
But why limit yourself? Ice-creams, muffins, cookies and slices, there doesn't seem to be any treat the Mars bar can't ooze into – our Mars Bar recipe collection is proof!
Here are a few more of our favourite Mars Bar ideas:
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These Doughnut Time Mars Bar doughnuts have us asking if there's really anything the chocolate bar can't do *immediately opens UberEats app and orders a dozen*.
If you're more of a pastry person, this eclair from Bam Bam Bakhouse proves that the Mars Bar even tastes great when it's an ingredient within a recipe, within another recipe – it's Mars Bar Inception!
And we couldn't complete a Mars Bar list without mentioning that staple of Scottish cuisine and fish & chip shop dessert favourite, the deep-fried Mars Bar. Hot, crispy and slightly salty batter on the outside, delicious melting goodness on the inside. How could you refuse?
How do your like to eat your Mars Bars? Tell us in the comments
Check out our other recipes from the lolly aisle for more delicious ideas with chocolate bars and sweets.