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.

~Glaze~
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.

4 comments:

Cinnamon Henke 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.

darlamay 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!