Canadian Nanaimo Bars
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5 from 2 votes

Canadian Nanaimo Bars

These decadent Canadian Nanaimo Bars are one of the most delicious treats you will ever have. One of my most requested desserts.
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



  • 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


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


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


  • 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.


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


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.4mg