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  • Serves: 24 Bars

Nainaimo Bars

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Category: Canadian, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Butter (or margarine)
  • 1/4 c Sugar, white
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 tb Cocoa
  • 2 c Graham wafer crumbs
  • 1 c Coconut
  • 1/2 c Nuts, chopped
  • 1/4 c Butter
  • 3 tb Milk
  • 2 tb Vanilla custard powder
  • -(or pudding powder)
  • 2 c Icing sugar, sifted
  • 4 Chocolate squares
  • -(semisweet)
  • 1 ts Butter


Mix the 1/2 cup butter, white sugar, egg and cocoa. Set over boiling water
and stir until mixture resembles a custard. Combine crumbs, coconut and
nuts. Combine with the butter/sugar mixture, blending well. Spread and
press tightly into a 9 x 9 inch pan.

Cream the 1/4 cup butter, milk, custard powder and icing sugar. Spread over
mixture in pan. Melt the chocolate over hot water; add butter and blend
well. Spread over the icing. Let set. Chill and keep refrigerated.


* A Favorite Canadian sweet This comes from a page in an obscure
magazine called something like "Canadian Homemaker_, by way of a Canadian
friend, Steve Deering. This is a traditional Canadian sweet, much loved and
admired. The origin of the recipe seems to be lost in the mists of time,
though everyone seems to agree that it comes from the town of Nanaimo, in
British Columbia.

: Difficulty: easy.
: Time: 20 minutes preparation, several hours chilling.
: Precision: measure the ingredients.

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