Mint Nanaimo Bars – Time for Christmas

Mint Nanaimo Bars from the best food blog 5starcookies
Mint Nanaimo Bars from the best food blog 5starcookies

Hello my dear readers,

It is that time of the year that I love the most.

“Time for parties
And celebrations
People dancing
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 from the best food blog 5starcookies
Mint Nanaimo Bars from the best food blog 5starcookies

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.

Mint Nanaimo Bars from the best food blog 5starcookies
Mint Nanaimo Bars from the best food blog 5starcookies

SHOPPING LIST

  • Butter, sugar, cocoa,egg
  • Milk, graham crumbs
  • Walnuts
  • Coconut
  • Margarine
  • Custard powder
  • Icing sugar
  • Mint extract
  • Chocolate
  • Oil

ACTION TIME

MAKING MINT NANAIMO BARS

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup cocoa

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups graham crumbs

1 cup coconut

1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Middle Layer

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)

Top Layer

5 oz chocolate

1 TBSP oil

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

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STORAGE

Store in airtight container in the fridge for a week.

Another option: Freeze.

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Mint Nanaimo Bars - Time for Christmas

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Prep Time: 55 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Merry Mint Nanaimo Bars to you! 3 Layers of happiness from 5 star cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups graham crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • Middle Layer
  • 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)
  • Top Layer
  • 5 oz chocolate
  • 1 TBSP oil

Instructions

  1. Line 9 x 9 inch square pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat combine the butter, sugar,cocoa, egg until the mixture boils.
  3. Boil for 2 minutes and add vanilla extract.
  4. Remove from heat and stir graham crumbs, coconut and walnuts.
  5. Press evenly into a 9 inch pan.
  6. Chill in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.
  7. Making Green Filling of JOY
  8. Using a mixing bowl combine custard powder and milk.
  9. Stir until smooth.
  10. Add icing sugar, margarine and mint extract.
  11. Mix using the whisk attachment for about 5 minutes. (high speed)
  12. Then add a few drops of green color and mix until combined.
  13. Note: Use as much as you wanted of green color.
  14. Spread the filling evenly over the base and return to fridge of freezer while you make the topping.
  15. Top Layer - Chocolate Nirvana
  16. Using a double boiler method melt 5 oz chocolate and 1 TBSP of oil.
  17. Spread over the second layer of JOY.
  18. Keep in the fridge until the chocolate is set.
  19. Cut, enjoy and share.
  20. STORAGE
  21. Store in airtight container in the fridge for a week.
  22. Another option: Freeze.

 

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“The greatest joy is giving joy to OTHERS!”

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