Today we are going to Canada! This is one of the countries high up on my bucket list..
Anyways, I have been longing to making a cake or some dessert for a while now, therefore we are going to tickle our sugar tooth today with the legendary Nanaimo bars.
Upon reading about them, there is quite some mystery involved, but I too wanted to try these little squares..
They taste delicious! I myself am not much of a sugar tooth, nor do I love chocolate, but this was really good. I have also read that there are varieties with mint or peanut and I would be really curious to try those too..
Are you familiar with Nanaimo bars? If you want to try this at home, I have loosely followed this recipe. Why loosely? Because I have made a vanilla custard for the middle layer, since I am not much of a sugar tooth and I prefer less sugary dishes.
- Bottom layer
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 graham crackers, crumbled
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1 cup coconut flakes
2. Second layer
1/2 cup butter
3 tbsp cream
2 tbsp vanilla pudding powder
2 cups powdered sugar
3. Third layer
120 g milk chocolate
2 tbsp butter
Melt the butter, cocoa powder and sugar from 1. in a bain-marie. Add the egg and stir it with the butter mix. Cook until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the Graham crackers, coconut and nuts. Press the mixture into a backing tray.
Now move over to the ingredients in 2. and mix the butter, cream, vanilla pudding powder and icing sugar. Beat until frothy and spread over the crackers.
As a last step, melt the chocolate and butter on a low heat. Cool down a little and pour it over the custard. Refrigerate for a few hours.
Are you a sugar tooth? Do you know Nanaimo bars? Let me know in the comments below.