A Great Canadian Dessert Eh!
During our year long trip around the world, we have bee staying with many people and we wanted to be able to make something Canadian for them. We got this Nanaimo bar recipe from one of our neighbours back home, Gail, and have been making the bars our whole trip. They have been enjoyed by all and now others can make this great Canadian recipe too! This dessert has three layers: the base, custard in the middle, and a chocolate top.
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
5 tbsp cocoa
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 8×8 baking pan
1. In a double boiler, combine the first five ingredients.
2. Mix until combined and melted.
3. Remove from heat.
4.Stir in coconut and graham cracker crumbs.
5. Spread the mixture in a square pan lined with parchment paper for easy removal.
6. Pat it down into a firm base.
7. Chill in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.
1/4 cup soft butter (not melted)
2 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp custard powder
3 tbsp milk
1. Mix all ingredients until smooth and creamy without any lumps. Add more milk if needed.
2. Spread onto the chilled base.
3. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Top Layer Ingredients
4 big squares of semi sweet chocolate
1 tsp butter
1. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler or microwave.
2. Mix together and spread on top of the custard.
3. Chill until chocolate sets.
4. Score the chocolate when it is semi-firm to be able to cut it easier.
5. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!
A special thank you to Teta Gail for giving us a truly unique and fantastic Canadian dessert!