If some is good, more is amazing. That's the guiding principle behind the mega-brownie that is the stunningly delicious and unbelievably rich result of combining brownies with the Canadian delight known as Nanaimo bars.
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This seasonal variation on the classic Canadian treat is easy to execute, and the cute upgrade is pretty intense, with a Neapolitan-hued (if not flavored) treats that are as adorable to behold as they are rich, decadent, and satisfying to eat. But don't forget to keep a toothbrush nearby, because these treats are extremely sugary.
The Canadian classic takes a tart-but-sweet Thanksgiving turn by adding dried cranberries to each of the three layers. The resulting seasonal variation is bound to delight family and friends at Thanksgiving festivities and start the holiday cookie season off sweetly.
In Nanaimo, British Columbia (home of the Nanaimo bar), several bakeries and restaurants have put their own spin on the classic bar, creating everything from Nanaimo bar cheesecake to Nanaimo bar martinis. I took a walk (which quickly turned into a waddle) down the "Nanaimo Bar Trail" to document a dozen of the offerings.