Nanaimo Bars *drool*

“According to local legend about 35 years ago, a Nanaimo housewife entered her recipe for chocolate squares in a magazine contest… The entry won a prize, thereby promoting the town as much as her cooking.”

– nanaimo.ca

GOD BLESS THE OPPRESSED CANADIAN HOUSEWIFE!

I’ve bought these delicious squares before but never attempted to make them.

But holy cow, these are delicious, I’m hooked.. and it’s a no bake recipe too. win win win.

Thankyou anonymous housewife, thankyou.

Nanaimo Bars

(recipe from nanaimo.ca)

Bottom Layer
½ cup unsalted butter (European style cultured)
¼ cup sugar
5 tbsp. cocoa
1 egg beaten
1 ¼ cups graham wafer crumbs
½ c. finely chopped almonds
1 cup coconut

Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Press firmly into an ungreased 8″ x 8″ pan.

Second Layer
½ cup unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. and 2 Tsp. cream
2 Tbsp. vanilla custard powder
2 cups icing sugar

Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.

Third Layer
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Melt chocolate and butter overlow heat. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.

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2 comments
  1. d said:

    Even as a non dessert-sweet eating person the only word here is ‘yum’

  2. Susan said:

    I have to say I appreciate that your recipes are in N. American measurements!

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