Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This comes out of a family recipe box. I've never made it, but it is one of my husband's childhood favourites.
For the Base
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons sifted cocoa
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups graham wafer crumbs
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
For the Filling
- 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 tablespoons custard powder
- 2 cups icing sugar
- First make the base by placing the margarine, sugar, cocoa, egg and vanilla in a double boiler.
- Cook over a low heat until well mixed.
- Add in the graham crumbs and coconut, then spread and press into a pan.
- For deep squares use a 9 inch square pan and for thinner ones use a 9 x 13 inch pan.
- Beat together the filling ingredients until creamy.
- Spread on the base and chill.
- Meanwhile, prepare the topping.
- Either melt a bar of chocolate with 1 tsp butter or use your favourite chocolate icing.
- Spread on top of the chilled filling, chill again and then cut.
Yep, definitely Nanaimo bars. Didn't know it was a Canadian thing, but being from Canada, I am oblivious to what other people name their recipes. As of this posting there are 43 other recipes on this site for Nanaimo bars...they're all very sweet and tasty. Definitely a family favorite for us as well.
A very easy sweet slice/bar/square to serve with tea or coffee as a treat or as an after dinner dessert. This recipe comes from Canada and from what I can determine are known as Nanaimo bars there. Although not the exact recipe (Sackville used heavy cream in place of the orange juice) these were made by the Chef herself whilst staying with us for a couple of days with her husband on the New Zealand leg of their around the world trip by bicycle. Thanks so much for making these & I will always think of you and our happy days together when I make them myself. A 'keeper' for me :)
Greetings from Northern Sunny Portugal, this receipe is very similar to one that I usually make, I gave this one a try over the weekened and it was a hit with my family. I just added some walnutsto the Base of the cake to give it a bit of a cruch. It was gone in no time at all, these bar square are a keeper in my book!! Thanks so much for sharring.