The Original Nanaimo Bars

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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30mins
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directions

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