Neopolitan Cremes

 

I decided to make these for my moms birthday, but she beat me to it! So I just decided to make a batch and eat the WHOLE. DANG. PAN. myself. Yep, it happened. This is a favorite recipe of mine, and my grandma used to make it pretty often! As Coby describes these, they are “basically dessert crack”. It’s the truth! What I love most about these is that they require no baking and are super sweet so you don’t eat a whole lot! Or you eat a whole lot and then sit on the couch miserable because of the sugar overload.

These neopolitan cremes are basically my grandmas take on Nanimo bars. If you aren’t familiar with Nanimo bars, they are a Canadian dessert. Nanimo bars (according to Wiki) “consists of three layers: a wafer and coconut crumb-base, custard flavoured butter icing in the middle and a layer of chocolate ganache on top. Many varieties exist, consisting of different types of crumb, different flavours of icing (e.g., mint, peanut butter, coconut, mocha), and different types of chocolate.”

For the base, my grandma uses graham crackers and coconut, as well as cocoa powder. The middle consists of a delicious buttercream made with powdered sugar and vanilla pudding instead of a custard. And the top is an easy mixture of chocolate chips and butter!

These are a really delicious and easy dessert that will accompany any meal. You cut them pretty small because of their sweetness, so they actually make quite a few servings! I hope you enjoy this dessert as much as I do!

What is your favorite family recipe? Did you make this recipe? Let us know in the comments!

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Neopolitan Cremes
My grandma used to make these almost every family dinner, and they are still one of my favorite desserts today! They are quick, have a lot of passive time so you can work in between steps, and are no bake!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Bottom
Middle
Top
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Bottom
Middle
Top
Instructions
Bottom
  1. Melt butter, sugar, cocoa, and vanilla together. Add 1 beaten egg and cook for 3 minutes and keep stirring (the mixture starts to form a weird consistency but cook the whole time)
  2. Add 2 cups of graham crackers and 1 cup of coconut to the mixture. (Betty usually uses less graham crackers to make it not so thick, I use about 1.5 cups).
  3. Press into the bottom of a 9x9 cake pan and put into the fridge until hard. (I recommend either lining the pan with parchment paper or greasing it, although you don't have to).
Middle
  1. Cream together the middle ingredients until fluffy. Layer over the bottom and chill until firm.
Top
  1. Melt ingredients together in saucepan and place on top. Put in the fridge until firm.
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