A wonderful friend came over and we made Nanaimo bars together! I hadn't made them before, but I was willing (and eager!) to try!
So, we started with a recipe from my cousin, added a recipe from the World Wide Inter-Web, and ended up with a version just slightly our own. Brittany ended up getting Oreo crumbs because graham crumbs were on sale and there were none to be found! Usually a Nanaimo bar recipe calls for graham crumbs and the addition of cocoa powder, but we just went with the Oreo crumbs instead and they were aaaawwwwwesooooome!!! :)
I took a batch with me to see family over the holidays, and I made another batch while visiting, and they got a lot of compliments (*blush*)! My father-in-law said he doesn't always really like Nanaimo bars, but these were the best he had ever had! That was high-praise indeed!
So, here it is!
Brittany & Amy-Lyn's Nanaimo Bars
These bars come together in stages and require cooling between layers.
Adapted from this recipe from Hidden Ponies, and my cousin Lizzie. :)
*Scoring these bars before they are fully cooled helps you get a nice clean square when you cut and serve them. Without scoring, your chocolate would harden, and when you cut into the bars the chocolate would break and the delightful middle layer would squish out! Thumbs down.
And there you have it!
Monday, Monday! I have a lots to do this week with the 'usuals' as well as finishing a few paintings, getting a chalk board/cork board done, and the start of rehearsals for the new show the Belleville Theatre Guild is putting on, The Drowsy Chaperone!
I am looking forward to the week though, and taking the challenges on!
Whatever your Monday looks like, try to have a good day!
1/18/2015 11:39:55 pm
These look delicious. My mom makes nanaimo bars similar to this and puts a few drops of peppermint extract in the middle layer and a few drops of green food colouring, delicious also!
Amy-Lyn Van Londersele
1/19/2015 11:31:36 am
Mmmm, those sound great!
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