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Title: Nanaimo Bars (say Na Nyme Mo)


These three layer bars are real show stoppers!! They certainly didn't come from the South. They originated in British Columbia

They are very rich so cut into small 1 inch squares. Now if you are me a 2 or 3 inch square will be just right.




1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

5 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup chopped walnuts



1/3 cup butter

3 Tbsp custard powder, Bird's brand (ask your grocer)

(or substitute vanilla jello pudding powder)

1/4 cup milk

3 cups icing sugar



8 ounces semisweet chocolate

2 Tbsp butter



Base: melt butter in heavy saucepan. Stir in sugar and cocoa until smooth.

Whisk egg with vanilla and stir into butter mixture. Remove from heat.

Stir in crumbs, coconut and nuts. Press evenly over bottom of greased

9" square pan. Chill until set, at least 20 min.


Filling: Beat butter with wooden spoon until light. Beat in custard powder and milk.

Gradually beat in sugar. Spread over chilled base and let set in fridge.


Topping: Melt together chocolate and butter; stir until smooth.

Spread in even layer over chilled filling. Store in fridge until choc. topping

begins to harden. Score topping into bars. Cut before totally solid, use a hot knife,

wipe clean between cuts. Store in fridge or freeze for up to 2 months.

NOTE: These look wonderful on a try of goodies and people love them.


VARIATION: Peanut Butter Filling

2 T Custard powder

1/4 c Milk

2 Tbsp Butter; softened

1/2 c Peanut butter, smooth

2 c Sugar icing sugar or confectioners -sifted


VARIATION: Grand Marnier Filling

2 c Icing Sugar

1/4 c Butter; softened

1/4 c Grand Marnier or orange -liqueur

1 tb Orange rind; coarsely grated

Edited by blearning
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