How to make M&S Percy Pig Crispy Bars - with just five ingredients!

You only need five ingredients!

Percy Pig crispy bars are the sweet treat any Percy Pig fan needs to try immediately – and you only need five ingredients.

If you’re the kind of person that can’t leave an M&S store without picking up a pack of Percy Pigs, there’s a new recipe in town that you need to try.

Percy Pigs, which were first launched in Marks in Spencer in 1992, have a huge fan base so it’s no surprise that new recipes are constantly popping up which showcase the sweet and emphasise the core flavours of grape and raspberry.

We’ve seen the Pigtini, a sweet cocktail that combines strawberries, ice cream, Percy Pig sauce and Tequilla Rose.

Now, M&S food product developer, Natalie Tate has created Percy Pig crispy bars.

The popped-rice-based treat has just five core ingredients and takes around 15 minutes to prepare.

How to make Percy Pig Crispy Bars

Percy Pig Crispy Bar Ingredients

  • 40g butter (unsalted)
  • 250g M&S mini marshmallows
  • 125g M&S Percy Pig dessert sauce
  • 100g Rice Krispies or equivalent rice pop cereal
  • 170g bag M&S Percy Pigs, chopped/torn into small pieces

Percy Pig Crispy Bar Method

  1. Line a large square baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt the butter over a low heat in a large saucepan, stirring until completely melted.
  3. Add into the saucepan 200g mini marshmallows, keep 50g in reserved to decorate, then add the 125g of Percy Pig Dessert Sauce.
  4. Stir carefully until all completely melted. Take off the heat.
  5. Stir in the Rice Krispies until completely covered in the marshmallow mixture.
  6. Add in 125g of the torn-up Percy Pigs and stir gently.
  7. Carefully press into the baking tin until flat and even.
  8. Top with the remaining 50g mini marshmallows and 45g Percy Pig sweets, lightly pressing into the mixture.
  9. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight.
  10. Carefully slice into bars with a sharp knife.

When the team posted the recipe on social media it attracted a lot of attention.

The post quickly gained more than 3,000 likes and hundreds of comments with one person writing: “Love these! Will be a great little food tech lesson for my little boy. Thank you 💕”.

Lots more people tagged friends and loved ones and made plans to make them as soon as they could pick up the ingredients.

If this recipe has left you feeling inspired and looking for some more rice crispy based treats, we’ve got plenty of options.

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Our Mars Bar Slice Crispy Cake, pictured above, is a delicious chocolaty twist and we’ve also got a classic no-bake toffee Krispie bar recipe.

For a birthday cake with a difference, consider our show stopping giant rice krispie cake too.

Will you be trying the Percy Pig Crispy Bars? Have you tried them already? What sweet treat hybrid would you like to see next?

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Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.