There is one thing I like more than Santa around this time of year, and that’s all the tasty treats. They seem to be everywhere for a good 3-4 weeks straight, plus is there any other time of the year when you can eat sweets non stop all day long and NOT feel the judging glare from those around you?!? Thank you Christmas.
I tend to be a creature of habit when it comes to the things I like, I really need to work on that when it comes to the men I date, but when it comes to sweets I always tend to go with chocolate. So it’s no wonder that when I was first introduced to the Nanaimo bar I fell head over heels. But the problem with Nanaimo bars is all the dairy, the bloody things are jam-packed. Butter in the base, butter in the middle, butter in the top, might as well call them butter bars, it’s probably why they taste so flippin’ good.
And as much as I’d like to share a stick of butter with all of you, I think I managed to find a better butter substitute, good ol coconut.
1/2 cup coconut butter (NOT oil)
2 tbsp coconut sugar
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups of your fave GF granola (I used One Degree Cocoa Quinoa)
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup coconut butter (NOT oil)
2 cups icing sugar
2 Tbsp custard powder
3 Tbsp coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 small bag of dark chocolate chips (225g)
2 Tbsp coconut butter (and again butter NOT oil)
Spread evenly over the middle layer, then back into the fridge it goes one last time to set.