I used a recipe for raw Nanaimo bars found at the RawBC site, but I like raw honey better than agave, and I didn't have almonds, so used walnuts. I soaked both the Macadamia nuts and the Walnuts. The base layer is my least favourite, maybe because I am not particularly fond of Macadamia nuts? If I were to do it over, I would use all almonds for the base, and I am converting the recipe to just almonds as I transcribe. Otherwise, this is a treat suited to a Queen (or a visiting mother-in-law). A teeny-tiny little square satisfies any sweet-tooth.