Hello my dear readers,
It is that time of the year that I love the most.
“Time for parties
All night long
Time for presents
And exchanging kisses
Time for singing Christmas songs…..”
Are you like me?
Do you feel something special in the air when shy November is here and
red, happy December is coming?
I always do. It is my favorite time of the year.
When magic is in every corner and the snow sings like the summer.
And the baking….O God, my favorite subject of all.
Cookies, cakes, hot and steamy drinks and the promises …
for the bigger dreams, better life and new beginnings.
So, dear my friends 5 star cookies is here, ready to create baking abundance for YOU.
And today we are going to make the recipe that is signature for the Christmas.
Mint Nanaimo Bars
Mint Nanaimo Bars come with 3 layers of happiness:
1st layer – Base happiness
2nd layer – Green filling of JOY
3rd layer – Chocolate Nirvana
When you combine these three layers you get to a state of perfect happiness.
Merry Mint Nanaimo Bars to YOU!
Let’s start our baking show.
- Butter, sugar, cocoa,egg
- Milk, graham crumbs
- Custard powder
- Icing sugar
- Mint extract
MAKING MINT NANAIMO BARS
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups graham crumbs
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup margarine
5 TBSP milk
4 TBSP Bird’s custard powder
3 1/2 cups icing sugar
2 tsp mint extract
drops of green food coloring (use to your taste)
5 oz chocolate
1 TBSP oil
Line 9 x 9 inch square pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan over low heat combine the butter, sugar,cocoa, egg until the mixture boils.
Boil for 2 minutes and add vanilla extract.
Remove from heat and stir graham crumbs, coconut and walnuts.
Press evenly into a 9 inch pan.
Chill in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.
Making Green Filling of JOY
Using a mixing bowl combine custard powder and milk.
Stir until smooth.
Add icing sugar, margarine and mint extract.
Mix using the whisk attachment for about 5 minutes. (high speed)
Then add a few drops of green color and mix until combined.
Note: Use as much as you wanted of green color.
Spread the filling evenly over the base and return to fridge of freezer while you make the topping.
Top Layer – Chocolate Nirvana
Using a double boiler method melt 5 oz chocolate and 1 TBSP of oil.
Spread over the second layer of JOY.
Decorate as you wish.
Keep in the fridge until the chocolate is set.
Cut, enjoy and share.
Store in airtight container in the fridge for a week.
Another option: Freeze.
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Quote for YOU:
“The greatest joy is giving joy to OTHERS!”
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