Domino Time: Impress your Family and Friends with this Dessert

The holidays are right around the corner and soon we’ll start attending parties and family events. If you are looking for something different to bake this year, you might want to try making dominos.

This is a recipe has been in my family forever. In New Brunswick, where my mother is from, we call it “Domino” and it can be found is just about every bakery in the southeastern part of the province (my mother is from Shédiac). In Quebec, where I grew up, we call it “Nanaimo” (nah-nah-e-moe) and it is considered a traditional Canadian dessert.

When I married and started to attend events in my adopted Cajun family here in Louisiana, I brought dominos with me and they immediately were a big hit.

domino dessert in New Brunswick

1 – Melt together:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cacao
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

2 – Add

  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups graham crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans work very well)

3 – Put everything in a 9X9 cake pan and press it down a bit.

4 – The Cream: beat together

  • 1/4 cup butter (soft or melted)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding mix (just the powder)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

5 – Spread your cream on first layer and place in fridge while you work on the top. Having the creamy layer chilled will help when it’s time to spread the chocolate on top.

6 – Melt together

  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • Spread over the other layers. If the chocolate is a little thick, add a little milk while you are melting it down.

Put it back in the fridge, at least long enough for the top layer to solidify and then just cut in squares and serve.

Voilà!

Just for fun, I sometimes use pistachio or strawberry pudding mix instead of vanilla. It adds color and a different flavor to the squares. I even added some creme de menthe (green) one year with pistachio pudding. It was really good but I wouldn’t recommended it if you are making it for children.

If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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Domino Time: Impress your Family and Friends with this Dessert

The holidays are right around the corner and soon we’ll start attending parties and family events. If you are looking for something different to bake this year, you might want to try making dominos.

This is a recipe has been in my family forever. In New Brunswick, where my mother is from, we call it “Domino” and it can be found is just about every bakery in the southeastern part of the province (my mother is from Shédiac). In Quebec, where I grew up, we call it “Nanaimo” (nah-nah-e-moe) and it is considered a traditional Canadian dessert.

When I married and started to attend events in my adopted Cajun family here in Louisiana, I brought dominos with me and they immediately were a big hit.

domino dessert in New Brunswick

1 – Melt together:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cacao
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

2 – Add

  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups graham crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans work very well)

3 – Put everything in a 9X9 cake pan and press it down a bit.

4 – The Cream: beat together

  • 1/4 cup butter (soft or melted)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding mix (just the powder)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

5 – Spread your cream on first layer and place in fridge while you work on the top. Having the creamy layer chilled will help when it’s time to spread the chocolate on top.

6 – Melt together

  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • Spread over the other layers. If the chocolate is a little thick, add a little milk while you are melting it down.

Put it back in the fridge, at least long enough for the top layer to solidify and then just cut in squares and serve.

Voilà!

Just for fun, I sometimes use pistachio or strawberry pudding mix instead of vanilla. It adds color and a different flavor to the squares. I even added some creme de menthe (green) one year with pistachio pudding. It was really good but I wouldn’t recommended it if you are making it for children.

If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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