Nanaimo Bar Cookies

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Named after the city of Nanaimo in British Columbia. Cooking time is time to chill. Posted for ZWT II '06

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Base.
  2. Combine ingredients. Press into 9 inch square cake pan. Chill.
  3. Filling.
  4. Combine butter, milk, and custard powder. Blend in confectioner's sugar. Spread over base. Chill at least 15 minutes.
  5. Glaze.
  6. Partially melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and stir until melted. Spread over custard layer. Chill.
  7. Store in refrigerator, covered, up to 1 month. Makes 24 bars.
  8. Serve chilled. They're rich, so small portions may be appropriate.
  9. Variation: Add peppermint extract and green food coloring to the middle layer.


Most Helpful

I am from Nanaimo. These might be good, but not a true Nanaimo Bar. Sorry.

Mrs Thompson July 26, 2010

ive never had these before they are good .dee

Dienia B. June 24, 2006

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