Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bar

Recipe courtesy of the City of Nanaimo, B.C.

Bottom Layer

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (European style cultured)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups graham wafer crumbs
  • ½ c. finely chopped almonds
  • 1 cup coconut

Preparation

Melt first 3 ingredients in top of 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" x 8" pan.

Second Layer

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. and 2 Tsp. cream
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla custard powder
  • 2 cups icing sugar

Preparation

Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well.
Beat until light.
Spread over bottom layer.

Third Layer

Ingredients

  • 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Preparation

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat.
Cool.
Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.

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