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Nanaimo Bars

junio 15, 2022

These nanaimo bars are made out of three layers, can you manage to find out what they are? check it out with this amazing recipe for nanaimo bars!

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Servings: 16


  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4  cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds (Optional)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet baking chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons butter


Step 1.
In the top of a double boiler, combine 1/2 cup softened butter, cocoa powder, and sugar. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Beat in egg and stir until thick, 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 2.
Remove from the heat and mix in graham cracker crumbs, coconut, and almonds. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 8×8-inch pan.

Step 3.
For the middle layer, beat remaining 1/2 cup softened butter, heavy cream, and custard powder until light and fluffy. Mix in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over the bottom layer in the pan. Chill to set.

Step 4.
While the second layer is chilling, melt semi-sweet chocolate and 2 teaspoons butter together in the microwave or over low heat.

Step 5.
Spread melted chocolate mixture over chilled bars. Let the chocolate set before cutting into squares.