Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars

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Hi, nice people! With these scrumptious Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars, I’d like to finally greet 2017. Right, it’s my first recipe this year!

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Happy New Weight Year!

Let me ask you first how was your holiday season? Did you enjoy it? Did you travel somewhere or stay home cozy and warm? Did Santa bring you some fabulous presents? Did you have enough scrumptious meals? And the most important question is have you got a few extra but desired pounds as the result of those scrumptious meals? Sorry for asking such a personal question, but it would be just nice to know I’m not the only one. Let’s suffer together:)

Or let’s better pretend those extra pounds are so called water weight which would be easily dropped once you’re back to a normal lifestyle. However, as per the Internet, an average person could have a few pounds of water weight at once so there’s a possibility you’ll still need to work hard to get rid of these pounds.

That’s okay, though. I don’t regret. Christmas time is about some extra pounds, I believe.

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars. My January Tradition

But honestly, I’m happy to be finally back to my normal menu. Seriously, my body is craving for simple stuff like buckwheat, veggies, light soups and salads.

And January is going to be all about this kind of meals. But first, let’s enjoy some Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars. I mean, it’s a bad idea to reduce all the sweets at once!

Indeed, it seems to be a good tradition to post a Nanaimo Bars recipe in January. Look, last year the second recipe here was Nanaimo Bars. And now I’m presenting these boozy Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars. How awesome is that?

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Boozy and Only Zero Calories

You see, there’s even the same Christmas tree in the background:) Just joking. It’s a new one. But with my favorite Canadian ornaments. I told you, it’s a tendency!

Creamy, dreamy, boozy, and scrumptious, there Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars also have zero calories in each piece. Kidding again. They have minus 100 calories in each morsel so they would be a great addition to your diet!

How does this sound now?

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars|Havocinthekitchen.com

Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars

Ingredients

    Base
  • 1 cup graham cracker (or waffle) crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Custard Layer
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Irish Cream
  • 6 tablespoons custard powder
  • 2,5-3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Layer
  • 150 gr. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, stir together the graham crumbs, coconut, walnuts, cocoa, and sugar. Stir in the butter and egg. Mix until combined. Press into parchment lined 9 inch square pan. Bake in the preheated to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F) oven for about 10 minutes, until firm. Let it cool.
  2. In a bowl, beat the butter, custard powder, and vanilla. Stir in the Irish Cream. Gradually add the icing sugar and (You may need to add only 2,5 cups of powdered sugar. The mixture should be thick but spreadable. It will also thicken up once chilled.). Spread over the base. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. In a bowl over saucepan of hot water melt the chocolate with the butter until smooth. Spread over the second layer. Refrigerate about 30 minutes. With a knife, score into bars and then refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

Delicious Canadian recipe with a boozy twist!

http://www.havocinthekitchen.com/irish-cream-nanaimo-bars/

 

 

7 Thoughts on “Irish Cream Nanaimo Bars

  1. Hello Ben

    I’ve been to Nanaimo, BC. It’s beautiful out West. I’ve also made Nanaimo Bars many times, only the original way. This recipe is calling my name, and I can foresee this happening this weekend. You mentioned that you did not use ‘custard powder’ when you made your previous Nanaimo Bars. What did you use instead?

    Regards from Southern Ontario

  2. Happpyyyyy New Year Ben!
    Hahaha – yes, I agree, a little weight gain (wether that maybe water or not) seems to go hand in hand with the holidays! As for these Nanaimo bars, if they were 100+100 calories or -100, I would still love to get my hands on them – I mean, how could I resist a “creamy, dreamy, boozy, and scrumptious …Nanaimo Bar?” right?
    Hope 2017 is a wonderful year for ya!
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  3. I have yet to have a Nanaimo, but i must say these would do nicely to break me in Ben. Who could resist? I see nothing wrong with this one, everything in moderation, right? Happy New Year to you both! :)
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  4. So I just had my first Nanaimo Bar over the holidays at the curling club. One of my teammates is from Canada, and she made them for us. Amazing! So I can only imagine how good these would taste with the Irish Cream twist. Mind blown, Ben. Also, if you have leftovers, I’ll be happy to take care of them for you. These look amazing! Hope 2017 has been good to you so far!
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