How to make it

  • First 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"x8" 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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    " It was excellent "
    Cosmicmother ate it and said...
    This is exactly like the's recipe except for one detail: It should read 1-1/4 cup graham crumbs with 1/2 cup ground almonds. Or 1-3/4 cup graham crumbs if you don't use the almonds.
    My favorite dessert growing up! As a native Islander and former Nanaimo resident, I highly recommend it! Perfect for Christmas time, and they freeze well too :)
    Made Dec.2016
    added to IMI: Nanaimo Bars
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    " It was excellent "
    Cookie_Momster ate it and said...
    My family loved these. After I made them, they were all gone in less than a day. My family was asking for more of them within a couple of weeks. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
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  • synecdoche 9 years ago
    These look goooooood. Count me among those who will walk across broken glass for a Nanaimo Bar-- they just might be my favourite dessert.
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    " It was excellent "
    luisascatering ate it and said...
    When I worked at this other cafe in HMB, someone asked if I knew how to make these. I had never heard of them before and totally forgot about them until I saw your post. I will be trying them for sure now; thanks! Luisa
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  • ruskingirl 10 years ago
    I am new to Nanaimo bars...these sound so yummy. I will be trying them sometime. Thanks
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  • jett2whit 10 years ago
    This sounds very interesting....I've never heard of these, but I don't get out much! Saving this to try!! Thanks for sharing! Jett
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  • akross 10 years ago
    LOVE LOVE LOVE Nanaimo's!!!!!

    I'll definitely try this - I'd never heard of this wonderful dessert until I moved to Seattle, but I love them now!

    Thanks for posting this!
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