Let me preface this by saying that I’m still working on losing baby weight from 8 week old Bella, 2 year old Nicholas, 4 year old Colby and you get the idea. Next I want to say, “Shame on you Canada, for not sharing these with me sooner.” or perhaps I should say, “thank you”.
I found this recipe a few weeks ago and decided to make it for company we had over for Sunday lunch.
I had to feed these to the kids for Sunday dinner and both lunch and dinner on Monday otherwise I would have gained back at least 15 pounds of ‘baby weight’.
Reason #4,522 for having a large family: There’s always someone to eat the leftovers.
The bad part is that I’m still thinking about them…….
Without further ado, since I’m such a nice person (or is it bad person?) here is our recipe for Nanaimo Bars, a quintessential Canadian concoction.
Stir and melt in the top of a double boiler:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 5 Tblsp cocoa powder
- 1 beaten egg
Continue to cook and stir to thicken for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in:
- 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
- 1 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup Heath bars, finely chopped
Press into an un-greased 8 x 8 dish.
Cream together until light:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 Tblsp and 2 tsp half and half
- 2 Tblsp vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups powdered sugar
Spread mixture over the bottom layer in the 8 x 8 dish.
Stir and melt in top of double boiler:
- 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 Tblsp butter
Allow to cool, but while mixture is still soft spread over top of all. Chill in refrigerator for several hours (or overnight) before serving. Serves 24
Be sure to use all unsalted butter and have someplace to giveaway any leftovers that you don’t want to consume in an inordinately short amount of time.