Recipes Canadian Nanaimo Bars 2 months ago 8 Comments Facebook Prev Article Next Article Facebook Prev Article Next Article Related Posts New Recipe: Inside Andra Day’s Star-Studded Oscars After-Party admin April 27, 2021 New Recipe: An eggless chocolate cake recipe for a quick dessert fix admin March 11, 2021 New Recipe: Circus Harmony Cookbook Takes Dinner and a Show to a New Level admin March 15, 2021 New Recipe: Erin Napier Carries on Family Easter Tradition After Grandmother’s Death admin April 5, 2021 New Recipe: Cake Batter Oatmeal With Sprinkles Recipe | Instagram Video admin March 20, 2021 New Recipe: 5 Dessert recipes with strawberry to satisfy your sweet tooth admin April 2, 2021 About The Author More from this Author 8 Comments unitedcuisines October 7, 2021 Nanaimo Bars are said to revive sweet childhood memories among many Canadians and is sometimes referred to as “Canada’s Favorite Confection”. It’s a NO-BAKE dessert, consisting of three well balanced layers of nuts, sweet custard icing and chocolate. I used the official Nanaimo Bar recipe published on the website of Nanaimo city by Joyce Hardcastle with slight adjustments and highly suggest that you give it a try with your next mug of coffee or tea. Enjoy! **Enjoy the recipe and** [**United Cuisines on YouTube!**](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vjy2saPEmU) *INGREDIENTS FOR 12-16 BARS* Base layer: – Graham wafer crumbs or, alternatively, digestive biscuits [1.75 cups / 180 g] – coconut flakes [1 cup / 75 g] – finely chopped almonds [1/2 cup / 50 g] – unsalted butter [1/2 cup / 110 g] – fine/caster sugar [1/4 cup / 45 g] – cocoa powder [5 tbsp / 30 g] – 1 fresh egg Custard icing layer: – unsalted butter [1/2 cup / 110 g] – heavy cream [3 tbsp / 50 ml] – Bird’s custard powder [2 tbsp / 25 g] – icing sugar [2 cups / 200 g] Coating: – unsalted butter [2 tbsp / 30 g] – semi-sweet chocolate [4 oz / 120 g] INSTRUCTIONS: 1. For the 1st layer: Pulverize crackers, if you can’t find Graham wafer crumbs, and – in a big enough bowl – mix those with the finely shredded coconut flakes as well as almonds and set aside 2. Melt butter in a double boiler (“bain-marie”). Whisk in sugar and cacao till well combined, before adding a beaten egg. When adding the egg, make sure that you’re simultaneously whisking the mass, in order for the egg to be incorporated fast. Otherwise you’ll end up with junks of scrambled eggs. Continue whisking for a few minutes, till all ingredients unite and the mass thickens 3. Combine ingredients from steps 1 & 2 and distribute over your 8×8 inch / 20×20 cm form. Evenly spread and press it with your spatula to a firm mass, leaving no space in between 4. For the 2nd layer: In a clean bowl, drop the warm butter, and unite it with the cream, custard powder and icing sugar. Once you get an even mass, you gotta grab your whisk and fluff it up! This took me 10-15 minutes, but if you have a proper electric whisk, you’ll get there sooner 5. Now spread that custard icing over the 1st layer of almond-coco-cracker 6. For the 3rd layer, combine the butter an chocolate in the double boiler till fully emulsified, which shouldn’t take too long 7. Before pouring it over the 2nd layer, let cool down a bit, till not hot anymore, but still liquid. Evenly spread the chocolate, but be very careful and don’t press it into the custard layer. I elevated the form and changed the angle and let the chocolate run all over. It worked out alright 8. Cover the form with plastic wrap and let chill in your fridge for at least 3 hours, before serving! I noticed that it tasted better, when kept in fridge overnight 9. Enjoy! **Folks, I embarked on a mission to home-cook dishes from around the world: join me!** Reply TheOtherBartonFink October 7, 2021 God, it’s been too long since I’ve had a nanaimo bar! Reply randay17 October 7, 2021 Canadian here, literally started drooling when I saw these lol. It’s been a while but damn they’re good Reply kitchenmagician29 October 7, 2021 I’ve never heard of these but they sound amazing Reply HeyCarpy October 7, 2021 You better believe the one time I was passing through Nanaimo I had to find a place that served the bars. I did, and hooo doggy they did not disappoint. Reply pimacat October 7, 2021 Ooh 😮 gonna make this Reply perpetual_researcher October 7, 2021 Thanks so much for sharing this! I can’t wait to try it Reply loupgarou21 October 7, 2021 I’ve only had a nanaimo bar once, and wasn’t super impressed, there was no flavor except “sweet”. I suspect the nanaimo bar I had likely wasn’t a good example though. I’d really like to try one again, but hopefully one that’s properly made. Reply Add Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.