mint chocolate chip ice cream bars

Photo: Lennart Weibull

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Northern Exposure
Instead of bringing yet another pie, pack a cooler with Amanda Cohen's modern spin on Nanaimo bars, a layered dessert popular in her native Canada. When the chef and owner of the New York City restaurant Dirt Candy first moved to the States, she made this her signature contribution to Thanksgiving gatherings. "Everybody likes the person who brings ice cream," says Cohen.

Get the recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Nanaimo Bars