Nutty Bars and Sugar Wafers

Nutty Bars
So I finally attempted the Nutty Bar. The final result is these are a delicious cookie! Finding the wafers though was quite a challenge. I first tried to make them. Wait. Back up. I first tried to find a recipe to make them. Unfortunately the only recipes I could find made more of a waffle cookie, not the wafer. If you can picture it, the wafer is about the same consistency as an ice cream cone (not a sugar cone).  The only recipes for making those are waffle cones, nope….or manufacturing companies to mass produce the cake cone.

So, now I need to know how to find already made wafers. I found one recipe that talked about a polish wafer cake and the woman bought wafer sheets. Hmmm…I started googling wafer sheets and there are places online that you can buy them (such as amazon). This is definitely something to look into, as they are only priced $3.99 on Amazon, however…I wanted to make these ASAP. So, I found out that in Germany they make wafer cookies and they are a big hit there.

We have this wonderful store, called Jungle Jims, not too far from my house. It has all the regular groceries you would need, plus it has international sections too. I spent about 20 minutes looking at every item in Poland and Germany, and finally found it. Packages of wafer sheets. Unfortunately, they were round, but still what I was looking for. Here is what I find funny though. I spent $6 on a package of wafers (10 in a pack), plus all the ingredients I need for making these cookies…why? I could just go to the grocery store and for a dollar buy a box of Little Debbie Nutty Bars. Why must I do this? Do other people do this?
Homemade nutty bars
I then attempted to make sugar cookies. You know, the vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry wafers with filling? Voortman’s and Keebler both make a great variety of these cookies. I personally LOVE the strawberry the best. 
Strawberry Wafer Cookies

I also made some cookies with the wafers by spreading nutella and layering them. As well as make chocolate fudge cookies, but I forgot to take pictures of those two varieties. The Nutty Bars and Strawberry wafers were by far the favorites in the house!

Nutty Bar Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 4 wafer sheets
  • Peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp corn syrup
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one wafer sheet. Place another wafer sheet over peanut butter and repeat, until you end in a wafer on top (4 layers).
  2. To make chocolate, melt butter with heavy cream, vanilla and corn syrup over medium heat. Decrease heat to low, add in chocolate morsels and whisk smooth. Remove from heat, continue whisking while adding in powdered sugar.
  3. Cut wafer sheets into pie shapes. Dip each nutty bar into the chocolate, spread thin.
  4. Allow to set, eat, enjoy, repeat.

Strawberry Sugar Wafer Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry gelatin powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 wafer sheets

Directions: 

  1. Blend crisco with powdered sugar, cream, gelatin powder, and vanilla until fluffy. Add more cream if needed. Spread onto a wafer sheet and top with a second sheet.
  2. Wrap in foil and place a book over the wafer for an hour before cutting. Makes two large sandwich cookies, cut into bite sized pieces. ENJOY

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14 comments on “Nutty Bars and Sugar Wafers”

  1. Anonymous

    Oh good, now all I’m thinking of is Nutty Bars.
    Thanks..I’m sick and now I have to drive up to the store.
    Any snack with the name,Little Debbie on it, is just like a Twinkie. They can be eaten even after a nuclear accident. In Japan they are eating them right now!!!
    Yes, you are getting a little nuts..just go buy them….buy all you want, they will stay fresh.
    Dad

  2. It all looks good to me!! I love nutty bars but I’ve never tried to make them myself. Great job!!

  3. You just made me really hungry!!! Thanks for linking up to 2 Maids a Baking!! Hope to see you back next week!!

  4. I bet these are SOOOOO good!

  5. Mmm, those look like some wonderfully delicious sweet treats.

  6. Anonymous

    Yep…you are getting a little ambitious…you know you could have bought a pack of cookies, made a cup of coffee, and watched Dr. Phil without any of the mess or stress! 🙂 I admire your tenacity, though!!!
    Aunt Sandy

  7. Leia

    Hello, since you’ve made these before, I was curious if you had any particular ideas of what ingredients I should use to make chocolate sugar wafers instead of the strawberry ones. I want the filling to be really creamy and wasn’t sure what combination of ingredients I should use for this. Thanks.

  8. Ha ha, it’s always a little depressing when you realize your homemade recipe is way more expensive than store bought, but I consider it worth the price if I can eliminate HFC, hydrogenated oils, or artificial flavors in my home made treats. Your strawberry wafer cookies look yummy; I have been wanting to make this for a while, but I had no idea how to make wafer sheets. Thanks for the tip on how to locate them.

  9. Christina

    I don’t think this is silly at all! Personally I can’t stand the stuff like Little Debbies. It tastes terrible, the chocolate tastes waxy and it’s so full of chemicals I really wonder if there are any actual food ingredients in them. Making things homemade is the only way to go as far as I’m concerned…………my opinion only folks! You can control the ingredients and make them much more healthy for your family and your family still gets the goodies they crave. Way to go, I applaud your efforts! And thanks so much for sharing them with us all. I will have to make them for my family now. My hubby was hooked on Little Debbies before we were married and now I make all his favorites at home and these definitely will have to be added to the list.

  10. No, you are not the only person who does that. I’m always trying things just to see if I can! I have always loved nutty bars so now I’ll be on the look out for these wafer sheets! Thank you!

  11. Kerri

    I am the same way – in fact, that’s how I found this website – I’ve been wondering lately how to make sugar wafers – just the wafers, not waffles, not cones or vanilla wafers, just a sheet of wafer, so that I can use it with whatever topping I like.  I’ve gotten into my ‘focus’ where I spend way too much time on the computer looking to find this one in a million item that everyone knows what it is, but where in the WORLD do they come from? Then it becomes a super-challenge and i’m hooked.  And here I be, looking at your find saying “Ah HAH! Eureka!”  This person had the same idea!!!  Thank you very much for saving me several more hours – I will look in the European markets here in the Dallas area to find my find!  Except – I still really want to be able to say I made a sugar wafer.    :  /       

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