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Nanaimo Bars

No recipe image available.Named after the West-Coast city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, this layered cookie bar is one of Canada's favorite and best known confections.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 squares (2-ounces) semi-sweet chocolate
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg

1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding
2 cups powdered sugar

4 squares (4-ounces) semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Base: Combine ingredients. Press into 9-inch square cake pan. Chill.
  2. For Filling: Combine butter, milk, and custard powder. Blend in powdered sugar. Spread over base. Chill at least 15 minutes.
  3. For Glaze: Partially melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and stir until melted. Spread over custard layer. Serve chilled.
  4. Store in refrigerator, covered, up to 1 month.

Makes 24 bars.