Nanaimo Bars
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Author: Manda
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Adapted from the City of Nanaimo's official recipe.
  • Bottom Layer
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups graham wafer crumbs
  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1 cup coconut
  • Middle Layer
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3-4 tbsp cream
  • 2 tbsp instant vanilla pudding powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Top Layer
  • 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  1. Melt first 3 ingredients for the bottom layer in top of double boiler (or in just a sauce pan, if you're like me and you don't have a fancy double boiler). Crack egg into a mixing bowl. Pour hot chocolate mixture over the egg in small quantities, whisking constantly. Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Press firmly into an ungreased 8" x 8" pan.
  2. Cream butter, cream, pudding powder, and powdered sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.
  3. Melt chocolate and butter over low heat (I did it in the same sauce pan from before). Pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
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