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Amaretto and Raisin Nanaimo Bars

The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and www.nanaimo.ca.

Before this challenge I was ignorant to the glorious creation that is nanaimo bars. I found a Vegan recipe for the custard layer from Sarah Kramer’s ‘Vegan a-go-go’ made with my own homemade powdered sugar and an added dash of amaretto. I also made my own chocolate topping straight from cocoa butter, cocoa powder, vanilla, pinch of salt and soy milk. My base layer was a combination of the leftover spice crumb base from our Christmas cheesecake recipe and some raw coconut ice sweeties I had in the freezer. I shoved some sultanas in with the raisins, just for effect. All gluten-free and all natural sugars too!

Here we are, frosty from the freezer:

And then some…

…with ice cream?

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