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Taste of Family

A Taste From Home

When Frito-Lays asked me to write a blog about a recipe that reminded me of home, it took me a bit too really think about it. Then I came up with a treat my mother use to make a Christmas time. We are from Canada and from what I remember when we came to the States, nobody had heard about these yummy “cookie” bars. What they are called is Nanaimo bars. They are this decedent treat. Whenever I go back to Canada to visit my relatives I make sure to pick up the secret ingredient (Bird’s custard mix) you can use other custard (pudding) mixes, but it just isn’t the same. These bars are one of my favorite things to make during the holiday 1 – because they are different and 2 – they remind me of my family and growing up in Canada.

For bottom layer:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg, beaten
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1 cup toasted coconut
For middle layer:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoon…