The Happy Nanaimo Part Three: Peanut Butter

You can really never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. Am I right? When I was coming up with the flavours, I thought this was a pretty obvious one. Everyone loves chocolate and peanut butter so, why not? Everyone loved them. :D

Nanaimo bars are so disgustingly easy, it’s amazing. I brought two kinds of the nanaimo bars to a couple of vegan coworkers. I said, “Do you guys like nanaimo bars?” and they both stared at me blankly until one of them finally said, “…If they’re vegan.”

I wonder how many unfortunate vegans in the world have never been lucky enough to eat a nanaimo bar..? Do they know they exist? There’s lots of recipes out there to try out. They’re a very easy dessert to make, is all I’m saying. Ain’t no thang – make a nanaimo. :D

Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars

Bottom Layer

½ c margarine

¼ c white sugar

¼ c cocoa

1 T ground flax seeds

3 T water

1 ½ c chocolate or graham cookie crumbs

1 ½ c coconut

½ cup chopped peanuts

  • Mix together flax seed and water.
  • Combine margarine, sugar, and cocoa powder in a small pot over a medium heat until margarine is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in flax seed mixture and remove from heat.
  • In a separate bowl, combine crumbs, coconut, and peanuts.
  • Mix the two together and press firmly into a greased 8×8 in square pan.

Middle Layer

¼ c margarine

½ tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup peanut butter

1 T soy or rice milk

¾ c powdered sugar

  • Combine margarine, vanilla and peanut butter and milk in a bowl and mix with a spatula.
  • Add powdered sugar and combine.
  • Mix with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  • Press evenly on top of the first layer and put in fridge to cool.

Top Layer

4 oz semi sweet chocolate

2 T smooth peanut butter

  • Melt ingredients in a double boiler and spread over base.
  • Refrigerate until top is set.

Next Nanaimo: Mocha Pecan !

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