Recipe by Sackville
This comes out of a family recipe box. I've never made it, but it is one of my husband's childhood favourites.
Top Review by Aunty Peach
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.
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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.