6 Reviews

Not as good as Jean Pare's. But pretty good! I don't think I mixed the custard filling long enough. Mine were a bit harder than I remember them being. I can't stress enough the importance of good chocolate on the top. I took these to a funeral, where several other people took them as well. Mine were definitely better than the cheap chocolate ones. But I paid a price for that. I used Bernard Callebaut semi-sweet chocolate.

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PrairieRose November 17, 2010

This is hands down the best recipe Nanaimo bar recipe I have made. I couldn't find custard powder, but vanilla pudding powder is a great substitute. Fabulous! I noticed that someobody found the crust to be very greasy/oil- I didn't find this at all.

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goushiangirl February 18, 2010

These are really really good. VERY rich, very sweet but not in a tooth-achinng way. My only complaint is that the base was very oily and greasy. But otherwise, these were delicious! Thanks for posting.

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katii May 14, 2009

Un-freaking-believable! These ones are so packed with sweet and chocolate you can only eat one or two. Whoa. I used cornstarch and a little vanilla instead of vanilla custard powder. Really good.

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BrianaJoy December 24, 2007

This is the real thing. They remind me of the squares my grandmother made many years ago. Authentic Nanaimo bars use custard powder!! I have made several different Nanaimo Bars over the years but these are definitely the best.

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Carolyn in Toronto December 06, 2007

Wonderful! I have never tried a Nanaimo bar before and I have only heard of them recently, so I chose this recipe because it was the "original". I was very pleased. These are rich, but in a GOOD way!

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Shannon Cooks September 10, 2007
Authentic Nanaimo Bars