You love Nanaimo Bars so we've come up with the next best thing - a Layered Nanaimo Bar Cheesecake! Why didn't we think of this cheesecake variation before?

  • PREP: 0 hr(s). 15 min / Total: 3 hr(s). 55 min
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  • Servings: 16

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Make It

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix baking crumbs, butter, pecans and coconut; press firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

  • Beat cream cheese, sugar and custard powder in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.

  • Bake 40 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Place whipping cream and chocolate in saucepan. Cook on low heat until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring occasionally. Pour over cheesecake. Refrigerate 15 min. or until chocolate is firm. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchen Tips


    This party-size cheesecake is great for large crowds. Be mindful of serving size.


    After chocolate topping is firm, place 2 additional chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM 2 min., stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into small resealable bag; seal bag. Snip off one small corner from bottom of bag; twist top of bag to squeeze chocolate from bag to pipe a special message, such as " Greetings," on top of cheesecake.

Ratings & Reviews



Just did you get this out of the pan?


A great update on an old classic. Everyone loved this cake. I've made it several times to rave reviews everytime.


Indeed very easy to make, but lacked flavour. Very plain, won't be making this one again.


Very Easy to make. Made this for a family gathering and people who said they didn't like cheesecake - had seconds!!!!! I used white chocolate to write on the top.


I just made this cake for our Christmas dinner dessert. It was terrific! It looked great, especially with "Merry Christmas" added to the top in white chocolate. It seemed easier than other cheesecakes I've made in the past and it was certainly easier to cut it up than round cheesecake. Several family members took some home to enjoy as well. I'll certainly keep this in my recipe book!


What a hit! A rich dessert that disappeared very fast, even after a large Christmas Dinner!


This cheesecake was great. I took it to our family dinner and everyone loved it. So much so that it was gone in about three mintues. I also found it eazy to make, I had surgery on my hand the day before but still mangaged to pull this awsome cake!Thanks


I took this large cake to a BBQ. People LOVED it! It was easy to make and beautiful when done! My only complaint is that some of the younger folks actually thought it was a large Naniamo Bar and were disappointed that it was a cheese cake.


this cake was so easy to make. And it just came out absolutely great. No one could believe I made it. Everyone was asking me for the recipe. I'm somone who has just started cooking and baking, and I if I can make this. Anyways can make it. It just taste amasing. It went really fast.


DELICIOUS!!! My tip: It tastes even better after it sits for a couple days. I will definitely make this again!


WOW !!!!!!!


This is by far my favourite dessert recipe. Nanaimo bars are my all time favourite, so when I saw this recipe I thought I'd try it. I was a little hesitant because in my mind, no one can beat the original Nanaimo bar recipe, but let me tell you, this take on the recipe was amazing!! Now it's hard for me to decide which recipe is my favourite!!


this is an amazing recipe! it feeds a crowd and is a realy surprise that its cheesecake. I am a cheesecake fan and my favorite ssquare is the traditional nanimo bar - what luck i had to find this recipe! Everyone loved it!



This makes a large pan, and is absolutely wonderful.I will make it again.



Excellent!! I made this in a 10 X 15 jelly roll pan to take to a party and it turned out wonderful. Served a lot of guests! I think the only thing I would do differently is maybe X 1 1/2 the base to make it a little thicker. Otherwise this was the perfect size for the 15 X 10. :)


Excellent! It was a hit at my Christmas function!




delicious, very good for a big party


I made this recipe using two pans. I kept one and took the other to work. All the girls just raved about it!! I will definitely make it again. By the way, I live in Nanaimo!


I made it for a baptism and everyone wanted to take the extras home - no leftovers. Very good, but expensive to make. I would suggest cutting the middle layer by a third or a half.


I am not much of a cheesecake fan but this recipe was delicious! Everybody loved it.


This recipe is wonderfull, my friends and family just devour it.I like it even better than regular nanimo bars.I think the crust is just a little too thick though so next time I will cut it down by a 1/4.


Tasty. I served it with fresh whipped cream. It is very rich. Next time I will try light cream cheese to see if it turns out a little less dense.


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Makes 16 servings, one square (125 g) each.

Nutritional Info

Serving Size 1 square (125 g)

Total Fat 40g
Saturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 450mg
Total Carbohydrates 43g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A20%
Vitamin C0%

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


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