Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bar is a bar cookie of Canadian origin popular across North America, named after the west coast city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. It consists of a wafer crumb-based layer topped by a layer of light vanilla or custard flavored butter icing which is covered with melted chocolate.

Though I couldn’t get the perfect three layers but I have never tasted anything like it before. The original recipe contains walnut, I gave it a twist by using almonds, cashews and raisins.For alphabet”N” ,this would be my entry in the ABC cooking series of BM #32 under International /fusion theme. So let’s  start the recipe . Yum

Nanaimo bars

Nanaimo bars
Nanaimo bars


Bottom layer
5 tablespoon Cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup White sugar
2 cup graham crackers crust
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup walnuts
or (1/4 cup almonds,chopped
1/4 cup cashew nuts,chopped
1 tablespoon raisins)

1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoon milk
2 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon custard powder
Semi sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
Mix 1/2 cup butter , white sugar, cocoa, in a heavy sauce pan or double boiler. Stir over low heat until mixture is of custard like consistency.Set aside.
Combine graham crackers, coconut , almonds , cashewnuts , raisins in a bowl. Add the melted mixture in it .

Nanaimo bars
Nanaimo bars

Mix well and pack into buttered 9 inch square cake pan.
Cream 1/4 cup butter, icing sugar sugar, , vanilla extract , vanilla custard powder and milk. Beat until creamy and spread over melted base.
Refrigerate till hardened.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate with 1 tablespoon butter and drizzle over custard icing. Refrigerate. When totally hard cut into square bars.

Nanaimo bars
Nanaimo bars

Serve chilled and enjoy.

Nanaimo bars

Nanaimo bars
Serve – about 25 squares. Cooking time -30 minutes

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33 comments on “Nanaimo Bars”

  1. They look so delectable with that chocolate glazing.

  2. very new to me and looks super delicious bars dear 🙂 lovely choice of recipes and bars looks super yummy with chocolate topping !! 🙂

  3. Sumee says:

    Those bars looks sooo exotic.. Yumm

  4. Delicious Nanimobars Looks perfect.

  5. This has been on my list for a long long time.Yours looks nice Sapana..

  6. Rafeeda AR says:

    this looks really tempting… the nuts are bonus…

  7. Delicious looks so yumm..

  8. Nilu A says:

    Wow! I liked your version of the Nanaimo bars.. These look divine Sapana 🙂

  9. Totally loving these bars..they look so so tempting..wish could grab a the basic chocolate flavor.super.

  10. this bars are absolutely delicious and tempting…loved these…

  11. new to me.. look so tempting

  12. looks so yummy and delightful…Thanks for sharing this new recipe…Happy to follow you..
    Simply Delicious

  13. Love that you've given the traditional bar your own unique twist, Sapana.

  14. Srivalli says:

    These bars are surely looking very tempting Sapana..doesn't matter abt the layers..:)

  15. Pavani N says:

    I've made nanaimo bars years ago and remember loving them.. Your post makes me want to make them again soon.. Yummy!!

  16. these are totally new to me – never even heard of them but they look delicious

  17. Janani says:

    tempting bar so nice loving it. Its come out perfect dear.

  18. CHITRA says:

    Nice name. new recipe to me:)

  19. The bars look gorgeous Sapana. With all those ingredients which went into it, it must have tasted wonderful…

  20. the ingredients are so tasty individually!! can only imagine how delicious their combination would have been!! so yummy!!!


  21. With such good ingredients they are bound to be delicious.

  22. These bars looks so good! Yummy!

  23. Simi J says:

    chocolate and nuts : a combo to die for

  24. They look amazing!! Thanks for linking the recipe to my giveaway =)

  25. They look tempting & yum..

  26. Rajani S says:

    The topping looks superb!!

  27. This is new to me but looks super delicious!!

  28. new to me. Looks so yum. I think I will make them this diwali

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