Canadian Nanaimo Bars
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5 from 2 votes

Canadian Nanaimo Bars

Amazing Flavors!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: chocolate, custard
Servings: 16
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Chef Rodney

Ingredients

BASE INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 5 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg(s) Beaten
  • 2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs

FILLING INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Custard Powder
  • 2 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar

TOPPING INGREDIENTS

  • 6 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter

Instructions

  • In a sauce pan, combine first 5 ingredients and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until smooth and slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Add graham cracker crumbs to the mixture and mix well. The batter should be thick at this point. Pack the mixture into a 9 inch square pan.
  • Combine 1/4 cup butter, milk, 2 tsp vanilla and custard powder. Beat for 5 minutes. Blend in powdered sugar. Spread custard filling over the base and chill in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and 1 Tbsp butter stirring frequently. Spread the chocolate mixture over the custard filling.
  • Let dish cool completely in the refrigerator before cutting into squares and serving.

Notes

→ Add a little shredded coconut during step 2 for something a little different.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 6.3% | Calcium: 2.9% | Iron: 7.9%