The moment I saw a photo of Nanaimo Bars, I knew I had to make them. I had no idea what they tasted like or what the process entailed, but something about them tugged at my heart strings. They are just so stinkin cute, and as it turns out, also delicious.
All three layers -- the coconut pecan crust, vanilla cream cheese filling, and dark chocolate ganache -- work so well together, it's almost unfair. My self-control has consequently taken a turn for the worse.
More about the history behind these little bars and the recipe here.