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Recipe

NANAIMO BARS

Serves: 12
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Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
Totaltime: 28 minutes
Additional info: Makes 36 squares

The Nanaimo bar is a dessert item of Canada origin popular across North America. It is a bar dessert which requires no baking and is named after the west coast city of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Ingredients

  • bottom layer
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups Graham crackers crumbs
  • 3/4 cup fine coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • second layer
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant vanilla custard powder
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • third layer
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Preparation

  • bottom layer:
    Melt butter, sugar, and cocoa in a heavy saucepan.
    Add beaten egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat . Stir in crumbs, coconut and walnuts.
    Press firmly into ungreased 9 by 9 inch pan.
    Second layer:
    Cream butter, milk, custard powder and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.
    Third layer:
    Melt chips and butter over low heat. Cool. When cool but still runny, spread over second layer. Chill in refrigerator. Cut into 36 squares.
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