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Nanaimo Bars Recipe

Very sweet dessert bar with a chocolate-nut-coconut base layer, a vanilla custard middle layer and a chocolate glaze topping. Named after the city of Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. See also our Canada Travel Guide and More Recipes From Canada.
Canadian Nanaimo Bar

Nanaimo Bar Chocolate Base Ingredients
- 2 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup of shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup of softened butter
- 1/2 cup of chopped almonds or walnuts
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 egg

Nanaimo Bar Custard Filling Instructions
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar

Nanaimo Bar Glaze Instructions
- 4 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon of butter

Nanaimo Bar Instructions
Combine all base ingredients and press them into a 9 inch square pan. Combine butter, milk, and the vanilla pudding powder. Blend in powdered sugar and spread custard filling over the chocolate base. Partially melt glaze chocolate and butter, remove form from the heat, and stir until melted. Spread the glaze over the custard layer. Serve chilled. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month. Makes 24 bars.

More About Nanaimo Bars
- Wikipedia Introduction to the Nanaimo Bar
- Where to Buy Nanaimo Bars in Nanaimo, Canada (PDF)

See also
More Dessert Recipes
Other Recipes Collected by Kathie Fry
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