Saturday, August 15, 2015

Back to school treat: Nanaimo bar recipe

Nanaimo Bars
It's that time of the year...Back To School time! Most kids get excited about the first day of school, but the rest of that first week ca be challenging. You know...back to waking up early, back to going to bed on time, back to homework... 

Make these scrumptious cookie bars for your kids as a back to school bribe...I mean treat! You can pack them for a lunch dessert or have them ready for an after school snack. 

As you can see in the picture I inserted above (and you will see below), it was taken from the Time Hop app...I make these every year! You can too. Start making them for your family for the start of this school year and make them in years to come! 

In addition to school bribes, they also make a perfect addition to the Christmas cookie platter! Geeze, Christmas will be here before we know it! 

Nanaimo Bar Recipe

Bottom Layer

¾ cup of butter
¼ cup of granulated sugar
¼ cup of cocoa
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
In a pan over low heat, melt butter, sugar, cocoa and vanilla.
Remove and add graham crumbs.
Place mixture into a 9 x 9 buttered baking dish and cool.

Middle Layer

2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
¼ cup of butter
1 pack of vanilla instant pudding
3 tablespoons of milk
Combine all of your ingredients.
Beat for 1-2 minutes.
Spread mixture over your bottom layer.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Top Layer

6 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of butter
Melt together in a pan over low heat.
Spread over your middle layer.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Cut and serve!

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