M&S shares simple recipe for Percy Pig crispy bars

Most of us have turned to baking for comfort during lockdown.

And over the past few weeks, we’ve seen all kinds of new and exciting recipes emerge – from how to make clotted cream in a slow cooker to Lotus biscoff lasagne.

Now, M&S has released a new recipe which features one of its most sought-after sweet treats – Percy Pigs.

Another positive is that the recipe – which was developed with food blogger Plates of Tate – is incredibly straightforward.

Those looking to give it a go at home will need a 40g knob of butter, 250g of mini marshmallows, 100g of Rice Krispies (or any rice pop cereal), the M&S Percy Pig strawberry dessert sauce and a bag of Percy Pigs.

Budding bakers should start by lining a square tin with baking parchment and melt butter in a saucepan, over a low heat.

When it’s melted, add 150g of marshmallows and the strawberry sauce.

Afterwards, mix it together and add the cereal and the chopped-up Percy Pigs.

Once stirred together, pop the mixture in the tin and decorate with the remaining marshmallows. Then chill in the fridge for a minimum of four hours.

The supermarket shared the method on its PR Instagram page, with the caption: ‘Move over banana bread … this weekend we’re making Percy Pig Crispy Bars!’

Naturally, fans were quick to comment on the new creation.

One happy follower replied: ‘Ooooh game changer right there.’

Someone else added: ‘Wow melty percy and marshmallow yummy.’

Another excitable fan commented: ‘Yes please!!! Send them my way.’

While another added: ‘These are cute.’

In other baking news, people are making doughnut cereal in lockdown – along with pancake cereal.

Similarly, cookie fries are another sweet treat people are attempting at home.