Friday, April 1, 2011

Nanaimo Bar

The Nanaimo bar is a dessert of Canadian origin popular across North America. It is a bar cookie which requires no baking, and is named after the West-Coast city of Nanaimo, British Columbia.  I wanted to see what all the fuss was about after seeing many versions of this recipe all over the place.  They were super easy to make...very rich and a chocolate lovers dream! 

Chocolateness... so worth the calories!!!

Nanaimo Bar Recipe

Bottom Layer
½ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup sugar
5 tbsp. cocoa
1 egg beaten
1 ¼ cups graham wafer crumbs
½ c. finely chopped almonds
1 cup coconut
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
½ cup unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. and 2 Tsp. cream
2 Tbsp. vanilla custard powder or vanilla pudding powder
2 cups icing sugar
Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.
Third Layer
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
Melt chocolate and butter overlow heat. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.

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1 comment:

  1. Think I better stop by Steinmart today to get a taste of these. They look so yummy!!


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