But things went very wrong. The cookie recipe I've always used was nowhere to be found. It's in my former cookbook software, so I googled "Nanaimo Bars". I haven't made these in years, but they're very simple. Things slid downhill from there-- the recipe I found was so wrong. Don't even get me started! Suffice it to say, that I tossed out that version, and started winging it. In the end, they turned out delicious and I will post them. Just let my nerves settle a bit-- after making a huge batch of butter cream filling and melting oodles of chocolate, I don't want to taste chocolate or sugar for a very long time!
Nainamo bars, and they are fantastic. Y
I found a version of this recipe on The Pioneer Woman Cooks food blog, as Apricot Bars.
These are super easy to make, by the wayhese would be super easy for me to post. I had just made a batch of my own raspberry jam, so this was a perfect easy cookie recipe.
I baked this for about 30 minutes at the usual 350F. It smells so good!
I let this cool for a little bit, and then cut them into squares. I got 20 squares, because I kinda cut them a little big.
Now, I'm not sure why Ree would categorize this recipe under "Breakfast & Brunches", because I think these are more of a snack or dessert. But, who am I to argue with one of the most popular food bloggers of the Year?
My family loved these. They disappeared in no time, flat. These are fast, easy and go great with a cup of coffee. Maybe that's why Ree ranks them as a breakfast or brunch!
To view the recipe, you need to JUMP to my blog, if you're reading this via email. By the way-- I still don't have any house decorations up nor my Christmas tree. There's always tomorrow!