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Old 11-01-2014, 03:48 PM   #1
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Nanaimo Bars - Non Perishable?

I was hoping to make some Nanaimo bars and send them to relatives in Serbia - but is there a way to make them using substitutes for the perishable ingrediants (butter, eggs, etc.). I know it wouldn't taste the same, but is it possible to come even close?

The bars are found here ( Nanaimo Bars Nanaimo Bar Recipes )

Any input is much appreciated.

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Old 11-01-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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I don't think you could sub out for non perishables. You could make some pretty jars/baggies of the mixes and include instructions then they could make it fresh when they get your gift.
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They're not that perishable once they're cooked. I'd worry more about them melting in transit. Companies ship perishable medicines in Styrofoam coolers with frozen Blue Ice packs to keep them cold. That should work for your purpose.
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply.

But as far as I understand - you don't cook the bars. Maybe that makes it even easier? I couldn't say.

How long would something like this last generally speaking? We usually eat them the night of' - haha.
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How to Ship a Cake Overseas | eHow

Will this link help??

And this one???

http://images.fedex.com/us/services/...bles_fxcom.pdf
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:21 PM   #6
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OK, they aren't as perishable as say a cheesecake, but they ARE still perishable and the cost to ship them in any kind of time for them to be as tasty as they can be would be prohibitive. The bottom layer can be quite crumbly and might not make it. Vancouver to Serbia, about $20 for ground service (up to 6 weeks), no clue what air would be.

Good luck to you, I stand by my original answer, ship the pre measured ingredients and the method in a pretty container and let them make the recipe themselves.
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I agree with Alix. The only things they would have to add would be the butter, egg, and cream.
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I will defer to the bakers. I will say, though, that I would not be thrilled about receiving a gift that I had to make myself. YMMV, of course, but there are lots of baked goods that can be successfully sent overseas. Just search for ideas for sending care packages to military troops. I've read that Pringles containers are great for cookies
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I like the look of Mason jars with layered dry ingredients, with a nicely printed recipe. You could put each layer in a separate ziplock and shove them in the jar.
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