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Nanaimo Bars Recipe

Nanaimo bars are a classic Canadian, hand-held, no bake dessert. They have a base layer of graham cracker crumbs, then coconut, nuts, and chocolate are added. The perfect sweet treat!

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Have you ever been called something so out of the box that it takes you back and remains at the forefront of your brain all day?

The other day I had to send out an email for business. I am not overly frilly when it comes to work (actually I think the a good description would be ‘matter of fact’), but I never try to be mean or rude. That wouldn’t work out to well for me in the end, would it?

I got a reply though that really just stung me. “You’re not as objectionable as you seem, are you?” was the subject line and that’s all it said regarding what I may have said to be considered objectionable. Snarky, sarcastic, bitchy – all words I could have skimmed past and not really been bothered by, but objectionable? I immediately apologized to the person, telling them I meant them no offense and they replied that it had all been a misunderstanding, but the word objectionable kept floating around on my mind all day. I reread my original email several times, trying to find where the error could have occurred, but nothing popped out at me.

I really think you lose a lot in basic interaction via the internet and often I find myself not commenting on things the way I would say it in person because of that very reason. I spend time thinking that the things I write are probably not going to be read as I intended them and that someone’s feelings may get hurt, which is a shame, because if it was a normal face to face interaction, the sarcastic tone would be heard, the amusing facial expression would be seen and the true intention of an otherwise harmless comment would be understood.

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I would be truly upset id this personal really did think I was objectionable, so for a good make up treat I’m bringing these Nanaimo bars to work (plus you’ll work out any extra frustration smashing up those graham crackers).

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As a side note it should be noted these Nanaimo bars bars were dubbed the Nanu Nanu bars by a friend because neither one of us can figure out the proper pronunciation.

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Tuesday 20th of December 2011

VERY funny, and these look WONDERFUL !!

I used to get the feeling folks thought me "snarky" at work too, and would live in fear that my work emails were being taken out of context as I sent them, "just the facts" notes too.

So... I started using smilies. Suddenly, basically just to cover my ass for any mis-interpretation of straightforward notes, my notes were full of smilies. Hilarious to me!

So get back to me when you can. :)

... kidding... mostly!

Promise Gephart

Thursday 11th of August 2011

These look delicious, plus chocolate and coconut is the perfect combo...BUZZ!

Mari's Cakes

Friday 18th of February 2011

These bars look delicious. You have a great blog! Love what I see here.

Have a great weekend :)

Mateja @Indulging Life

Friday 18th of February 2011

These look out of this world delicious! Oh, and chef Dennis said to tell you that he send me over here ;) Been browsing through the recipes and everything looks so yummy! Wishing you a pleasant weekend :)

Leah Lipszyc

Monday 14th of February 2011

Here is the origin, from wiki: The Nanaimo bar is a dessert of Canadian origin popular across North America. The Nanaimo bar is a bar cookie which requires no baking, and is named after the West-Coast city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. It consists of a wafer crumb-based layer, topped by a layer of light vanilla or custard flavoured butter icing, which is covered in chocolate made from melted chocolate squares. Many varieties are possible by using different types of crumb, flavours of icing (e.g. mint, peanut butter), and types of chocolate. Two popular variations on the traditional Nanaimo bar involve mint flavoured icing or mocha flavoured icing.

It seems like it might be too sweet (I'm sure my kids never thought they'd hear that from me,) so I'm going to try Tofutti cream cheese in the filling, like a cheesecake bar.