Bajadera (Bah-Ya-Deh-Ra)

Bajadera (Bah-Ya-Deh-Ra)

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


9 h 20 m servings 344 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.8g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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  1. 6 Ratings


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...

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!