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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day I thought these Gluten Free Mint Nanaimo Bars would be the perfect dessert to help celebrate!
So take it away Holly!
One of the other favourite holiday treats mentioned by my nearest and dearest (other than Scottish Shortbread) was Mint Nanaimo Bars. I admit, I did start to drool slightly when these were mentioned. The textured bottom with coconut melts into your mouth, followed by the sinfully delicious creamy sweet filling, then the big finish – a crisp crackle of sweet chocolate on top. It was difficult not to eat all of these before we sent them on to family and friends.
I didn’t realize that the original recipe for Nanaimo Bars actually comes from Nanaimo, British Columbia. With the name, I suppose it makes perfect sense that this delightful treat is Canadian-made! I also love the fact that is no bake, so literally, you throw those terrific layers together and that’s the end of it. I find the layering works best when you freeze it in between putting each layer together.
This may not have been the healthiest holiday recipe I made recently but I was determined to give it a kick of nutrition, so I naturally dyed the custard using spinach and used gluten-free products too. My husband didn’t know the difference and hoovered them up. I didn’t tell him either. PS. If you see my sister enjoying her homemade Mint Nanaimo Bars, don’t tell her they are healthy and gluten-free!
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