It’s finally time for a vacation!!! And after some technical problems, I can finally get in touch with you from sunny Croatia. Last Friday, my significant other and I, started our trip to Novigrad. Normally it takes about 12 hours by car but due to a longer break in Austria and some traffic jam near the European boarders, we arrived 16 hours later. Luckily, we’ve prepared a balanced lunch box for our trip, otherwise we would have spent half of our money for expensive snacks. Besides beverages, sandwiches and healthy snacks, my personal favourite was the super sweet Nanaimo Bar.
Do you know this bar?! Don’t worry, I came across it during internet research, and all those deliciously looking pictures made my mouth water within seconds. So, I had to try them out.
The Nanaimo Bar has its origin in the canadian city of Nanaimo and consists of three [no bake] layers: a crunchy cookie crust, some kind of buttercream or frosting, and a crisp layer of chocolate. You can find lots of variations of this bar, which have different flavours and use different cookies. My variation consists of roasted butter cookies, a buttercream with a tiny bit of mint, and dark chocolate on top.
Sounds delicious? Well, then get the recipe:
Oh, maybe this might be noteworthy for your next (longer) trip: I wanted to eat them during the car ride, but I am prone to spill everything, especially chocolate, and therefore I created bite-sized pieces and wrapped them into cupcake wrappers. This way, The car seats remain(ed) stain-free
With this in mind,
I send you warm and sunny greetings from Croatia
P.S.: Instead of buying mint syrup, I made my own syrup with Herrn Grün’s recipe.