Nov 29, 2005

Nanaimo Bars

When I was 18 years old a family friend brought over this wonderful treat as a Christmas gift to our family. She graciously included her recipe and I promptly decided I must learn to make them. I have made them for family and friends for the holidays ever since and am always happy to continue to pass on this delicious recipe. A word of caution, these are VERY rich so cut them very small. These bars are a national dish in Canada.

Mrs. Miles Nanaimo Bars

~ Base ~
2 squares Bakers Semi Sweet Chocolate, melted and cooled
2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. coconut
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Press into a 9 in. square pan. Chill.

~ Filling ~
1/4 c. butter, softened
3 Tbsp. heavy cream
2 Tbsp. custard or vanilla pudding mix
2 c. confectioners sugar

Combine butter, milk and custard powder. Blend in sugar until smooth. Spoon over base. Chill at least 15 minutes.

4 squares Baker's Semi Sweet Chocolate
1 Tbsp. butter

Partially melt chocolate with butter over hot water in a double boiler or microwave. Remove from heat and stir until completely melted. Spread over custard layer. Chill. Store in fridge up to one month.


Anonymous said...

Hey thanks so much for the recipe! I worked at a coffee shop and we sold the Nanaimo Bars and they where soooo good!! I can't wait to make these.

Michele said...

Glad you enjoyed the recipe! I know you will love these, they are delicious! I am going to make them for Christmas.

Darlaing said...

Thanks for stopping by Messy Cucina! Let me know how the risotto turns out.

I've never heard of such a treat as these Nanamio bars. . . I will try them for sure!

Michele said...

You will really love them, everyone I know who has tried them does. Let me know how your turn out!