Not a Canadian Christmas without Nanaimo Bars: Most Canadians just buy them, but the homemade ones are the best. We’ve tasted this selfmade ones and can absolutely recommend them. You don’t have to bake anything, just put the layers together and put it in the fridge. Give them a try – you will love them!
Shopping List for 24 bars
½ cup butter
¼ cup sugar
5 tbs. cocoa
1 ¼ cup graham wafer
½ cup ground almonds
1 cup coconut
½ cup butter
2 tbs. + 2 tsp. cream
2 tbs. vanilla custard powder
2 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
340 g semi-sweet chocolate
6 tbs. butter
Preparation Time: approx. 40 minutes
Directions for the Nanaimo Bars:
Fill a pot about half full with water and place on the stove. Place another pot (that is slightly larger than the bottom one) on top. Put the butter, sugar and cocoa in the top pot and on medium heat stir until it is all melted together. Add the egg and stir until the egg is cooked and the mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the almond and coconut. Brake the graham wafers into crumbs (by hand or in a food processor) and stir into the mixture. When everything is mixed well together press firmly and evenly into and ungreased pan.
Bottom layer is ready!
Cream the butter, cream, vanilla custard and powdered sugar together. Beat until light and creamy, then spread evenly over the bottom layer
Middle layer is ready!
Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave (or on the stove). When it has thickened slightly and has cooled down, pour evenly over the middle layer.
Top layer is ready!
Place in the fridge for 1 – 2 hours to set. If you don’t have much time put it in the freezer for 10 minutes. It’s meant to be served cold.
Lastly – take a big bit and enjoy!