03 Jul 2016

Nanaimo Bars

No Comments Baking, Bars / Traybakes and Cookies

Nanaimo bars are a Canadian bar from the city of Nanaimo. They have a biscuit and walnut base, custard in the middle and chocolate on top. They’re a good ‘make-ahead’ dessert for Canada Day on July 1st and a change from the predictable maple syrup and pancakes.


Nanaimo Bars
 
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Serves: 16 bars (8" x 8" square)
Ingredients
Base
  • 115g butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 25g (5 tbsp) cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 150g digestive/graham cracker crumbs
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 50g chopped walnuts/almonds
Custard Centre
  • 115g butter
  • 45ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp custard powder
  • 200g icing sugar
Topping
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Directions
Base
  1. Melt the butter, sugar and cocoa powder, then add the egg.
  2. Cook for a couple of minutes until slightly thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat and mix in the biscuit crumbs, coconut and your choice of walnuts or almonds.
  4. Press into the tin.
Custard Middle
  1. Beat the butter, cream and custard powder until fluffy, then add the icing sugar.
  2. Spread over the base and chill to set.
Chocolate Topping
  1. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave.
  2. Spread over the cooled bars.
  3. Chill to set the chocolate before slicing.

Spread each layer into the pan

Spread each layer into the pan

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Label for Nanaimo bars

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