Fifteen tons of Snickers chocolate bars have met a sticky end in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas authorities hurled boxes of the peanut chocolate treat into a bomb crater, dousing them with fuel and lighting them in a crackling bonfire.

The incident comes after confectionery giant Mars recalled sweets from its Netherlands factory last month when “a small piece of red plastic” was found in a Snickers bar.

Three children from a nearby Bedouin encampment managed to snatch some of the chocolate bars before they melted away.

Despite Israel’s restrictions on imports to Gaza since Hamas took over the enclave in 2007, chocolate is exempt, and Gaza should be able to restock its Snickers supply soon.