They were absolutely amazing! My family and I ate the whole recipe in one sitting, which is not hard to do because once you start you cannot stop.
So what is this and where does it come from? Here is a brief explanation.
Nanaimo ( //) (Canada 2006 Census population 78,692) is a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It has been dubbed the "Bathtub Racing Capital of the World" and "Harbour City". Nanaimo is also sometimes referred to as the "Hub City" because of its central location on Vancouver Island and due to the layout of the downtown streets which form a "hub" pattern. It is also fondly known as the "Hub, Tub, and Pub City" because of its association with the bathtub racing and the numerous "watering holes" in Old Nanaimo.
So HOW do you pronounce it? I found some interpretations while trying to figure it out...it's still a mystery to me..LOL
I can tell you this, I will keep making this yummy treat regardless of the pronunciation...LOL
I made my own gluten free graham crackers and they were awesome used in this recipe. You can sometimes find GF graham crackers at Whole Foods or some specialty shops. I will post the recipe and pictures I used next week but if you cannot wait until then to make these, use google and you will find several recipes posted.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars
This recipe was found on the Food Network website. I put my personal notes in red.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (I used GF Graham Cracker crumbs...see note above)
- 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup finely chopped blanched almonds (I also tried a batch with pecans and they tasted just as good)
Peanut Butter Filling:
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter