Hello crafty world!
The Dueling Darlings post on the 15th of every month and look at me, on time this month!
This round was hosted by Suzy and Deb. The kit this month was a Christmas in July theme. Love it! They also added a challenge of posting a favorite holiday recipe with our post.
So, first my card.
As for the recipe, I’ll share Nanaimo Bars. I’m not sure how popular these are outside of Canada, since apparently they originated from Nanaimo, BC. They are my very favorite. That being said, I don’t like the alternate variants (mint, mocha, cherry) and I prefer my grandmother’s recipe – it has just the right amount of butter in the middle layer to make it tasty, but not overly sweet.
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar
5 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups graham wafer crums
1 cup shredded coconut
Place butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and egg in a bowl> Set dish in boiling water (double boiler) and stir until butter has melted and mixture resembles a thin custard. Combine wafer crumbs and coconut, blending well. Add to custard mixture. Pack evenly into a 9″ buttered pan.
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons vanilla custard powder
2 cups icing sugar
Cream 1/4 cup butter. Combine milk with vanilla custard powder and add to creamed butter. Blend in sifted icing sugar. Spread over chocolate base and let stand about 15 minutes to harden. (Note: I never have time for sifting…my stomach never complains)
4 squares (4 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
Melt semi-sweet chocolate with butter and spread over custard icing. When set, cut into bars.
That’s right, no baking. I rarely eat these outside of the Christmas season, but I have this sudden urge to make myself a pan. Or, call my mother and request one…there’s nothing like Grandma’s recipe baked by Mom. Love in a pan.
Thanks for the great kit, Suzy!