it took a lot of balls to come up with last week’s recipe post!
this week, we’ll simmer down a little.
today’s recipe is definitely in the running as my favourite of our christmas treats. i was thinking that i have never known a christmas without these squares – and i am right! mom let me know that she has made this recipe every christmas since 1967, and she got the recipe from a teaching colleague/friend at smithson school.
now, you may know this recipe as “nanaimo bars,” but in our family, they always have been “squizzle squares.” (you’ll see why in a minute). we’re not sure whether it was me or the brother who came up with this name…matters not! squizzle squares they are, and will be forevermore!
once again, this past saturday saw me at the store and mom in the kitchen. we were both happy to be in our respective locations! by the looks of the photos, mom did a great job on the squares again this year – but no taste-testing ’til christmas! ’tis the rule!
here’s your recipe:
my favourite way to eat these squares remains unchanged from childhood: i nibble off the squizzled chocolate, then eat the rest of the square in small bites, savouring the mix of textured chocolate base and creamy icing top. mmmm!
let’s talk about SQUARES! (even though they’re not nearly as amusing as BALLS). i adore the apple squares at tango palace in toronto. i am very fond of dates squares. i can take or leave brownies.
at christmas, i love our marzipan squares, peanut butter squares, and my grandma c’s recipe of coffee squares. i dislike and refuse to even taste the caramel squares that are part of our christmas sweets collection – mostly because they are an add-on in recent years, and not part of our “traditional selection!”
i may be able to squeeze in one more recipe blog post before xmas…it depends on mom’s productivity!
have to say, i’m kinda jazzed about the idea of blogging about BUNS!