Nanaimo Bars

59  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 4 hr total
  • Makes 32 servings, 1 bar (33 g) each.


Nanaimo Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. butter, softened, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups Honey Maid Crumbs
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. custard powder
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 cups icing sugar

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Microwave  2 oz. chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in large microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Blend in egg and vanilla. Stir in crumbs, coconut and nuts. Press onto bottom of 9-inch square pan. Bake 8 min.; cool completely.
  • Mix  custard powder and milk in medium bowl with whisk until well blended. Add 1/4 cup of the remaining butter; mix well. Gradually beat in sugar until well blended. Spread onto crust. Refrigerate 15 min.
  • Microwave  remaining chocolate and butter in microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM 2 to 3 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Spread over custard layer. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled before cutting into bars.

Recipe Tips

Make it EasyFor easy removal of dessert from pan before cutting into bars, line empty pan with foil or parchment paper, with ends extending over sides of pan. Then, use the foil handles to remove chilled dessert from pan before cutting into bars.

Mocha Nanaimo BarsBlend 3 Tbsp. coffee-flavoured liqueur with 2 tsp. instant coffee granules. Substitute this for the 3 Tbsp. milk used to prepare custard layer.

Red or Green Nanaimo BarsPrepare as directed, adding 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract and a few drops green or red food colouring to filling with butter.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 32 servings, 1 bar (33 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 160 
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Sodium 90 mg
  • Carbohydrate 18 g
  • Dietary fibre 1 g
  • Sugars 13 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Vitamin A 4 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 0 %DV
  • Iron 2 %DV

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