Archive | February, 2012

Valentine’s Day Treat // Nanaimo Bars <3 <3 <3

14 Feb

Nanaimo Bars

Still delicious even though I didn't let it harden long enough in the fridge before cutting!

With Valentine’s Day one day away, it’s the time go run out and buy your loved one a bar of delicious chocolate. This year, why not make them this really simple recipe?

Truly Canadian and super sweet, this recipe is recommended because it requires no baking. Not only that, but it’s great for sharing to everyone you care for.

First Layer:

In a medium saucepan melt while constantly stirring,
4oz dark chocolate
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
1/4 cup raw cane sugar

Once melted remove from heat, whisk in,

1 egg or 1 tbsp flax seed
1 tsp dutch coco powder

Then stir in,
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers

Line an 9×13 deep dish glass pan with parchment paper and spread the whole first layer evenly. Refrigerate.

Second Layer:

In a medium bowl beat together until smooth,
1/2 cup softened butter
4 1/2 cup icing sugar

6 tbsp custard powder
6 tbsp water or milk

Remove pan from fridge and spread second layer over the first layer until smooth. Return to refrigerator.

Third layer:

In a medium saucepan melt over low heat while stirring,

6 oz dark chocolate
3 tbsp corn syrup
6 tbsp butter

Remove pan from fridge and spread third layer over the second layer until an even smooth layer is made.

Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Cut into squares and serve with strawberries.