Alice's Nanaimo Bars

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by juliec

A recipe handed down from my mother-in-law. Passive work time is estimate of time necessary to chill.

Top Review by Jen T

A very easy sweet slice/bar/square to serve with tea or coffee as a treat or as an after dinner dessert. These were made by the Chef 'Sackville' whilst she was staying with us for a couple of days with her husband on the New Zealand leg of their around the world trip by bicycle. We all loved them and I know I will always think of Canada when I make them :) A 'keeper' for me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bottom Layer: In double boiler melt together butter, cocoa, and sugar. Stir in egg and vanilla. Remove from heat and add graham cracker crumbs, nuts, and coconut. Pack in buttered 9 x 12-inch pan.
  2. Middle Layer: In a medium-sized bowl, mix together icing sugar, butter, custard powder and enough cream (or milk) to reach spreading consistancy. Spread over first layer. Set aside.
  3. Top layer: Melt semi-sweet chocolate squares with butter. Spread in thin layer over top of custard layer.
  4. Chill until set. Cut in squares. Store in refrigerator or they get too soft.

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