Nanaimo Bars Recipe

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Nanaimo Bars

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

This recipe was a contest winner for best Nanaimo bar in Nanaimo, British Columbia. They are very sweet!

From the Toronto Sun.

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Serves:
16
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

FIRST LAYER:

1/2 c
unsalted butter
1/4 c
sugar
5 Tbsp
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1
egg, beaten
1 3/4 c
graham cracker crumbs
1 c
coconut, sweetened
1/2 c
almonds, finely chopped

SECOND LAYER:

1/2 c
unsalted butter, room temperature
3 Tbsp
cream
2 Tbsp
vanilla custard powder
2 c
powdered sugar

ICING:

4 oz
semisweet chocolate (4 squares)
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter

Step-By-Step

1For 1st Layer:
Place butter, sugar and cocoa powder in double boiler over barely simmering water.
2Stir occasionally until melted.
3Add egg and stir to cook and thicken.
4Remove from heat and stir in graham wafer crumbs, coconut and almonds.
5Press firmly in ungreased 8-inch square pan. Chill.
6For 2nd layer:
Cream together butter, cream and custard powder together in bowl.
7Gradually beat in icing sugar until light and fluffy.
8Spread over first layer. Chill.
9For Icing:
Melt chocolate and butter in top of double boiler over barely simmering water (or in microwave).
10Stir to combine.
11Cool to room temperature.
12Spread evenly over 2nd layer with spatula. Chill.
13Cut into bars.
14MAKES: 16-24 bars

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: For Kids