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  1. Johanna

    oh don’t tempt me – I think doing these as a slice works better for me – if I rolled them in balls I might miss the patty pan cakes and find them landing in my mouth too frequently – great birthday treat!!!! (and I would prefer them to many of the desserts I see on Masterchef)

  2. whisperinggums

    Thanks, DD, for the wishes and the fridge full of bonza monza thingies! Go Marion …

  3. L-Izzle

    It’s 7:57am and I cannot think of anything I’d rather be eating for breakfast! Jealoussssssss.

    Just wondering — I’m assuming the Nuttelex is to ensure dairy-free-ness on account of food intolerances…but do the chocolate bars themselves pose a problem?

    Happy anniversary to your parents!! Sounds like they got a pretty awesome early anniversary gift in 1987 😉
    It’s my parents’ 40th next month….jesus.

  4. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Uh, yum! Too bad we don’t have any of these ingredients in the U.S.! Well, that’s not true, we have these “Bubbles,” but the brand name here is Rice Krispies. I didn’t know they went by any other name!

  5. theresa

    Seriously, how is Joanne on the show? She bothers me. I don’t know most of the others by name, though I was sad to see Fiona go last night — how cute is she?

    Incidentally, when I was in high school I went on a cruise of Lake George, which is a poshy resort-meets-mountains town 30 minutes from where I grew up, and we passed the waterfront summer retreat of the Mars guy. I had never heard of a Mars bar at that stage of my life but was all like “zomg the guy who owns M&Ms lives there!”

  6. Kath Lockett

    I soooooo want some of those….. and I’m due to put up a Monza review soon too!

  7. Louise

    These look fabulous Hannah. Wonder if I should make some this weekend too? I’m sure they’d be great for a wintery weekend treat. Although I’m hoping to get a batch of biscuits made, I’ve been longing to try a Donna Hay recipe for about 8 months, and if I don’t do it this week, well, it’ll be months from now….. I only recently saw that Monza bars existed, when I was driven despairingly to Woolies to try to find a Chokita after all the online discussion. I used to quite like those as a kid. They were sadly sold out, it’s an itch that still hasn’t been scratched. BTW I did another blog post taking your name in vain last night. Congratulations to your parents too. My parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year! My dad has been doing the “you get less for murder” line for as long as I can remember (at least 3 weeks these days).

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ooh look at these gooey, chewy little morsels! Like chocolate crackles except good 😛

  9. Hannah

    Johanna: That’s a compliment and a half! Though maybe if I’d added fish sauce, like Marion, I could make it on the next season? 😛 And there’s nothing wrong with half the mixture never making it to the serving platter, surely…

    Whisperinggums: On the strength of our cheering alone, surely she’ll win?

    L-Izzle: The best early anniversary present anyone could ask for. Funnily enough, my brother was born one day before my dad’s birthday, too! The nuttelex is because we don’t have anything else in the house (because of intolerances) and yes, the Monzas are full of dairy. But as you can tell on this blog, I can be quite lax about my lactose intolerance when it comes to chocolate!

    Amber: That’s where you’re wrong, my dear! Rice Krispies are indeed the exact same thing, and what we call Mars Bars are what you call Milky Ways (our Milky Ways are what you call 3 Musketeers… it’s confusing). But somehow I think you should save you “almost vegan” clause for something a bit fancier 😀

    Theresa: Thank you!!! I haven’t liked her from the beginning. And my Mum said the same thing about Fiona’s cuteness when she left yesterday. Was the Mars Bar guy’s house made of candy?

    Kath: I actually tried all the Woolies’ spin-offs last year, and though they were quite comparable (though I didn’t actually taste the real ones side-by-side). I’m looking forward to your review!

    Louise: *laughs* I love your dad’s joke! These Monza treats would probably be less work than a Donna Hay recipe, if you’re in stressed travel-prep mode, but your call 😀 And yay, heading over to your blog now!

    Lorraine: Teehee, quite! Funnily enough the Rice Bubbles packet has a recipe for chocolate crackles on the back. Thanks but no thanks…

  10. Simply Life

    oh my gosh, those look amazing! And even better since I know the cereal boxes there don’t have kid toys in them 🙂

  11. Tammy McLeod

    Just love them! I like that you’ve put them in the cupcake papers. My children all thank you for passing along this recipe.

  12. 101natural

    This must taste really good…

  13. penny aka jeroxie

    These are fantastic! I wonder how many I can consume in one sitting….? The lot?

  14. Hannah

    Simply Life: Yep, tastiness without too much extra plastic here!

    Tammy: Aw, thank you! If you do make them for your kids, I really hope they like them!!

    101natural: They definitely aren’t Michelin-star worthy, but they hit the [sweet] spot!

    Penny aka jeroxie: It really wouldn’t be hard to eat the lot! The rice bubbles make them seem airy and light, and completely justify the “just one more…” approach 😀

  15. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    I forgive you for the lack of Mars Bar, but I’m not so pleased about the lack of Bonza Monza Bubble Truffles on my desk right now.

    Not a skerrick of copha in sight either 😀

  16. Hannah

    Conor: If you’d only said yes when I asked if I could stalk you, I’d have had your address and could’ve sent you some Bonza Monza Bubble Truffles. Although that conversation might have happened in my head.

    Also, I can’t help thinking that if a cross-Australia postage event did take place, you’d deserve something more special than this. You know, like something with copha in it.

  17. croquecamille

    I’ve got to say, I think Rice Bubbles is a much more fun (not to mention correctly spelled) name for Rice Krispies. And I’m pleased that Snap, Crackle, and Pop have the same names in Australia. You never know when they’re going to change a name on you… Waldo.

  18. Hannah

    Camille: …Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone… (I actually find it deeply sad that American publishers thought American children couldn’t cope with “Philosopher’s”). But you’re right, Bubbles is definitely more fun than Krispies, not to mention correctly spelled.

  19. Erica

    These looks so yummy! I’m excited to make them!

  20. peacebeme

    I agree that its so interesting that they are called Rice Bubbles instead of Krispies! The snack looks yummy though!

  21. Hannah

    Erica: Thank you! Do let me know if you make them 🙂

    Peacebeme: Bubbles makes more sense, I think, particularly because once you add milk they aren’t crispy (“krispy”?) anymore!! These were pretty yum 🙂

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