- Icing Sugar2 Cup(s)
- Milk3 Cup(s)
- Egg1 Piece(s)
- Vanilla1 Cup(s)
- Graham Crumbs2 Cup(s)
- Coconut Flakes1 Cup(s)
- Chopped Nuts1/2 Cup(s)
- Bird's Custard Mix2 Cup(s)
- Butter1 Teaspoon(s)
- Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate170 Gram(s)divided
Nanaimo bars look like cheesecake but are a sweet dessert made of crumbs as a base, icing in the middle, then topped with chocolate. Named after the West Coast city in British Columbia, the term “Nanaimo bar” is strictly Canadian. Nanaimo bars obviously just need assembling the ingredients in layers – no cooking involved – and cookers are free to variate the flavors to further bolster this Canadian favorite.
Prepare the chocolate
Heat the oven to 350 ° F.
Heat 2 ounces of chocolate and 1/2 cup of butter in a large microwave-safe bowl for 2 min., Or until the butter has melted. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted. Stir in egg and vanilla.
Add graham crumbs, coconut and walnuts. Press the mixture firmly to the bottom of a 9-inch square pan. Bake 8 min; let cool completely.
Whisk the custard mixture and milk in a medium bowl until well blended. Add 1/4 cup of butter; mix well. Gradually add the sugar, beating until smooth. Spread over the crust. Refrigerate 15 min.
Nanaimo Bars Final steps
Heat the remaining chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl for 2 to 3 min or until the butter has melted. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Spread over the filling. Refrigerate for several hours or until the dessert is cold before cutting it into bars.
Make your job easier
To facilitate demoulding, line the mold with aluminum foil or parchment paper, letting the paper protrude from the sides of the mold. Then use the paper as handles to remove the cold dessert from the mold before cutting it into bars.
Nanaimo coffee bars
Replace the 3 tablespoons of milk used in the filling with 3 tablespoons of coffee liqueur mixed with 2 teaspoons of Nabob coffee granules .
Nanaimo bars red or green
Prepare the recipe as directed, adding 1/2 teaspoon mint extract and a few drops of red or green food coloring to the garnish, along with the butter.
Keep the bars in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or up to 3 months in the freezer.