Nutty Bars and Sugar Wafers
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?
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.
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:
- 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
- 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).
- 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.
- Cut wafer sheets into pie shapes. Dip each nutty bar into the chocolate, spread thin.
- Allow to set, eat, enjoy, repeat.
Strawberry Sugar Wafer Cookies
- 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
- 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.
- 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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