The Original Nanaimo Bars

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Starfire aka Wendy

Nanaimo Bars are a traditional Canadian bar cookie whose origins are in Nanaimo, British Columbia. My Mom used to make these when I was a child. She was from Canada & this is not your normal desert! Very rich and wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. BOTTOM LAYER: Melt first 3 ingredients in top of a double boiler.
  2. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in crumbs, coconut and nuts.
  4. Press firmly into an ungreased 8 X 8 pan.
  5. SECOND LAYER: Cream butter, cream, custard powder and icing sugar together well.
  6. Beat until light.
  7. Spread over bottom layer.
  8. THIRD LAYER: Melt chocolate and butter over low heat.
  9. Cool
  10. When cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.

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