Nanaimo Bars I
Author/Submitted by: Barry Hayes Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
butter or margarine
Graham wafer crumbs
vanilla custard powder (or pudding powder)
sifted icing sugar
1. Mix the 1/2 cup butter, white sugar, egg, and cocoa. Set over
boiling water and stir until mixture resembles a custard.
2. Combine crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Combine with the butter/sugar
mixture, blending well. Spread and press tightly into a 22x22 cm pan.
3. Cream the 1/4 cup butter, milk, custard powder, and icing sugar.
Spread over mixture in pan. Melt the chocolate over hot water; add butter
and blend well. Spread over the icing. Let set. Chill and keep
This comes from a page in an obscure magazine called something like
Canadian Homemaker, by way of a Canadian friend, Steve Deering. This is a
traditional Canadian sweet, much loved and admired. The origin of the
recipe seems to be lost in the mists of time, though everyone seems to
agree that it comes from the town of Nanaimo, in British Columbia.
Difficulty : easy.
Precision : measure the ingredients.