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    The Original Nanaimo Bars

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    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    Starfire (aka Wendy)'s Note:

    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!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

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

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    Nutritional Facts for The Original Nanaimo Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (59 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 291.7
     
    Calories from Fat 178
    61%
    Total Fat 19.8 g
    30%
    Saturated Fat 11.6 g
    58%
    Cholesterol 42.4 mg
    14%
    Sodium 71.5 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 29.0 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 22.3 g
    89%
    Protein 2.8 g
    5%

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