Nanaimo Bars is one of those recipes that had been on LLP’s to-do list for…probably 2 years. Ever since it started popping up across the blogospere. I guess we needed a little extra nudge to move it from ‘to-do’ status to ‘done!’. That nudge was definitely Michelle’s Peanut Butter version of Nanaimo Bars. We were convinced in under 5 seconds!
As I mentioned a week or so ago, I started a new job recently. At my previous employment a friend/co-worker was vegan therefore I started thinking twice about what kinds of treats I would share with the office. Although I am not even slightly close to being vegan…I do appreciate incorporating as many vegan recipes into my diet as possible and I’m glad she taught me that it is possible (and simple) to enjoy treats that are vegan. I chose this recipe to bring in as a treat during my last week at that office.
My favorite…browned butter. There is something extra decadent and delicious about browned butter so I knew before trying these cashew bars that they were going to be good. I tried a browned butter recipe for the first time about a year ago. I can’t believe how long I was missing out!
The minute I saw these on the Pioneer Woman site they shot straight to the top of my “must make” list. And make them we did. Right away. And you know what we did after we made them? We ate them, just as quickly. Not surprising, really. Recipes made with brown sugar and butter tend to go fast around here. I don’t think i’ve ever thrown away extra brownies. Now, extra broccoli, yes. I’ve thrown away lots of leftover broccoli. Never leftover dessert though!!These were super simple to make. An easy brown sugar, oats, butter crust with some strawberry preserves and then more crust. Thrown in the oven and then ready to eat. These have both oatmeal and strawberry preserves so we are going to call them breakfast. And what a delicious breakfast they made. If breakfast always tasted this good, i’d eat it everyday!
Isn’t it sooo hard to go back to work after a vacation. I really dread it. I am so lucky to be able to go on vacation but I just know that when I walk into work today I will have piles and piles of papers on my desk and more e-mails than I can count. But going on vacation is so worth it. Spending time with family and friends and my husband is the best! I’ll have to remind myself of that when I am drowning in e-mails. Anyway, I am back from vacation! It went way too fast. But we had a great time.