Nainaimo Bars Ii
Author/Submitted by: Steven Sutphen University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Can
fine Graham wafer crumbs
sifted icing sugar
1. Grease a 22-cm square cake pan.
2. In a sauce pan combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, egg, and vanilla.
Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, until smooth and slightly
3. Stir in the remaining crust ingredients and press into prepared pan.
4. Make the creamy center: cream the butter and gradually beat in icing
sugar and egg. Spread over crumb mixture and chill for about 15 minutes.
5. Make the chocolate topping: melt the chocolate and butter together
over hot water or in a microwave, being careful not to burn. Spread on top
of the previous parts.
6. Chill until set. Cut into squares with a sharp knife.
Nanaimo bars are a traditional Canadian dessert, though nobody is
certain where the tradition came from. Laura Secord is a Canadian candy
company; their cook book says this about the origin of these fattening
delicacies: ``A version of these no-bake bars developed in the Canadian
kitchens of a well-known food company, was christened by them "Nanaimo
bars" after the city of that name on Vancouver Island. Nanaimo (from
sne-ny-mo, a local Indian term for a loose confederation of five bands)
started as a Hudson Bay Trading Post in 1849.''
Difficulty : Easy.
Precision : Approximate measurement OK.