Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars
Serves 25
These bars are simply to die for! You can be sure these will turn out wonderful even if you do not own custard powder or unsalted butter.
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Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
188 calories
23 g
25 g
11 g
2 g
6 g
42 g
53 g
17 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
42g
Servings
25
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188
Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
16%
Saturated Fat 6g
29%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 25mg
8%
Sodium 53mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Bottom Layer
  1. 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar
  3. 1/3 cup (30 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  5. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  6. 2 cups (200 grams) graham cracker crumbs
  7. 1 cup (65 grams) sweetened or unsweetened coconut (shredded or flaked)
  8. 1/2 cup (50 grams) walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
Middle Layer
  1. 1/4 cup (56 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 2 - 3 tablespoons milk or cream
  3. 2 tablespoons (20 grams) vanilla custard powder (Bird's) or vanilla pudding powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups (230 grams) powdered sugar
Top Layer
  1. 4 ounces (120 grams) semisweet chocolate
  2. 1 tablespoon (14 grams) unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Butter or spray a 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) pan with a non stick vegetable spray.
Bottom Layer
  1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar and cocoa powder and then gradually whisk in the beaten egg.
  3. Return the saucepan to low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens (1 - 2 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, graham cracker crumbs, coconut, and chopped nuts.
  5. Press the mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (about an hour).
Middle Layer
  1. In your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until the mixture is smooth.
  3. If the mixture is too thick to spread, add a little more milk.
  4. Spread the filling over the bottom layer, cover, and refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes).
Top Layer
  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces.
  2. Then, in a heatproof bowl, over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter.
  3. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the filling and refrigerate for about 10 minutes or just until the chocolate has set.
  4. Using a sharp knife, cut into squares.
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calories
188
fat
11g
protein
2g
carbs
23g
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