Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Nanaimo Bars



Yep, I had no idea what these were. Here’s the blip from the challenge description:


Nanaimo Bars are a classic Canadian dessert created in none other than Nanaimo, British Colombia. In case you were wondering, it’s pronounced Nah-nye-Moh. These bars have 3 layers: a base containing graham crackers, cocoa, coconut and nuts, a middle custard layer, and a topping of chocolate. They are extremely rich and available almost everywhere across the country.


The first part of the challenge was to make the graham crackers needed for the bottom layer from scratch. We were also encouraged to make them gluten-free. But being a bit short on funds these days I had to make due with a wheat version since I already had all the ingredients. The second part of the challenge was whipping up the actual bars….


After the crackers were made the rest was a breeze, especially if you have everything on hand. I thought they were way too sweet, and would probably do a cream cheese middle the next time. The bottom crust was awesome. I would probably use it for my chocolate silk pie. to find the recipe head over to Lauren's site HERE.



The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and http://www.nanaimo.ca/.
Between yesterday and today,
I'm getting chocolated out!

1 Others Say::

suburbangrandma said...

These look delicious, but making your own graham crackers for the bottom, sounds like a lot of work.