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Time to Savor Serenity



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We need rest and relaxation time in our lives. It is what recharges our human batteries.

Did you know that nearly 3 in 4 Canadians wish they had more time to relax and recharge. That's 73% of Canadians not getting enough 'me time'. Out of those people, 42% of them would do it with a biscuit and a coffee. That's where Loacker comes in!


Loacker recently did a survey in Canada, The Loacker Savor Serenity Survey, and found these stats out. With 55% of Canadians more stressed out this year than last, Loacker wants you to relax! The time is now to savor serenity!

Loacker is offering up some inspiration with a new product in their line; Double-Chocolate Wafers. Enjoy a moment of relaxation with these bad boys!

Recipes Celebrating Pure Goodness and Canadian Classics 
To celebrate the best ingredients nature has to offer, Loacker has created ten recipes inspired by iconic Canadian desserts and Canada’s favorite flavors. These indulgently delicious recipes are easy to prepare, so that Canadians can share a moment of pure goodness and serenity with their loved ones. Here is a few of those ten with a recipe afterwards, enjoy; 

·         Nanaimo Bars: Chocolate wafer biscuits are flaked into the crust of this quintessential west coast dish, adding even more of the flavor Canadians know and love!

·         Maple Sugar Bars: Canadian through-and-through, this recipe adds maple and a light wafer crunch to the classic tarte au sucre.

·         S’mores Brownies: Inspired by summer at the cottage, layers of marshmallow, crisp wafer biscuits and chocolate combine for this take on a nostalgic treat – no campfire necessary!


NANAIMO BARS

Chocolate wafer biscuits are flaked into the crust of this quintessential west coast dish, adding
even more of the flavor Canadians know and love!

Ingredients
1 package Loacker Double Chocolate Quadratini, crushed
1 cup butter, softened + 2 TBSP for topping
5 TBSP cocoa powder
1 egg, beaten
1 cup shredded coconut
½ cup almonds, finely chopped
2.5 TBSP whipping cream
2 TBSP vanilla custard powder
2 cups icing sugar
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate

Directions
1. In the bottom of a double boiler over medium heat, bring 2 cups of water to a simmer.
2. In top of the double boiler, combine ½ cup of butter, cocoa powder and half of icing
sugar; place over simmering water.
3. Continue to stir until butter has melted and mixture is smooth.
4. Add egg to the mixture and stir until thick.
5. Remove top of double boiler from heat and stir in crushed Quadratini, coconut and
almonds.
6. Pour into parchment paper-lined 8-inch square baking dish. Press firmly to create an
even layer and set aside.
7. In a separate bowl, cream together ½ cup of butter, cream and custard powder.
8. Gradually add in the remaining icing sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
9. Pour over the bottom later, smoothing top with spatula.
10. In a clean double boiler, melt chocolate and remaining butter together.
11. Once melted, remove from heat and cool slightly; pour over custard
layer.
12. Cover and refrigerate until cold. 

** Tip: If you don’t have a double boiler, half fill a saucepan with water and heat over medium heat until
water begins to simmer. Then, place a metal or glass bowl over the simmering water and proceed as
directed


About Loacker 
Founded in 1925 by Alfons Loacker, the family business grew over the last 90 years from a small, regional pastry shop in Bolzano, to a world-famous brand whose products inspire in over 100 countries. Even today, all Loacker products are manufactured at the foot of the Dolomites, in Unterinn (South Tyrol) and in Heinfels (East Tyrol), the highest quality standards. The company attaches particular importance to selected, natural ingredients and produces its products without additional flavorings and preservatives.

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