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Bajadera (Bah-Ya-Deh-Ra)

Erin

"This is a Croatian recipe that I got from my friend. It has been a favorite since!"
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Ingredients

9 h 20 m servings 344 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 pieces)

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  1. Place the water, sugar, and butter in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until the sugar and butter dissolve, about 10 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl and cool to room temperature.
  2. Stir the crushed animal crackers into the sugar mixture until evenly moistened; spread half the mixture into an 8x8-inch baking dish. Stir the cocoa powder into the remaining animal cracker mixture until smooth; spread into the baking dish over the lighter-colored layer. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the bajadera.
  3. Refrigerate overnight; cut into 16 pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 344 calories; 13.2 g fat; 55.8 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 113 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I had a dinner party a few days ago and I served this. It was a hit! I didn't want plain old cookies or anything so I figured, why not give bajadera a try? After reading through the recipe, I di...

Most helpful critical review

It's ok. This is way too sweet.

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I had a dinner party a few days ago and I served this. It was a hit! I didn't want plain old cookies or anything so I figured, why not give bajadera a try? After reading through the recipe, I di...

Bajadera Haiku: "Sinful, yet sloppy. Decadent, but messy treats. Not hard to prepare." I followed the recipe as written, using Costco's organic vanilla animal crackers, but my bottom layer never...

This is a very unique recipe.

This isn't exactly the bajadera I've had before but it was still delicious. I modified the recipe slightly by baking the mixture for 5 mins in a 350 degree oven. That's how you finish off Christ...

It's ok. This is way too sweet.

I had nothing to compare this to but it sounded like something fun to try. I should have known better, looking over the list of ingredients, but it was like gnawing on hard sugar. Fixed per di...

I had animal crackers that needed to be used. I heard ZERO complaints for all that tried - just the sound of MMMMMM - YUMMY!