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!