Nanaimo Bars

240 32 servings, 1 bar (33 g) each
Recipe By
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(81) 48 Reviews
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
4
hr.
Servings

32 servings, 1 bar (33 g) each

Nanaimo Bars are THE classic Canadian hand-held dessert. Whip up a batch of our homemade Nanaimo bars and celebrate our culinary heritage.

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Make It

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  • 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 graham 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 blended. Add 1/4 cup of the remaining butter; mix well. Gradually beat in sugar until blended. Spread onto crust. Refrigerate 15 min.
  • Microwave remaining chocolate and butter in microwaveable bowl 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.

Make it Easy

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

Mocha Nanaimo Bars

Blend 3 Tbsp. coffee-flavoured liqueur with 2 tsp. Maxwell House Coffee granules. Substitute this for the 3 Tbsp. milk used to prepare custard layer.

Red or Green Nanaimo Bars

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

Servings

  • 32 servings, 1 bar (33 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 32 servings, 1 bar (33 g) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 150
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 80mg
Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
   
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* 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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  • scotianblue |

    So easy to make. I double the recipe and make one plain and one mint.

  • Shannon193 |

    The middle Custard was barely enough at all, and the butter to chocolate chip ratio for the top layer didn't exactly work out the greatest. I just used my mothers old chocolate chips and shortening melted over a double boiler instead.

  • Hutchd |

    Does this recipe freeze well??

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