Three yummy layers make up this Canadian favorite. Nanaimo bars originated in Nanaimo British Columbia and are a staple of many dessert trays all the way across the country! I have seen many variations, from mint to raspberry cream filling, but the original is by far the best if you ask me!
The first layer is a chocolately crumb crust made up of graham crackers, melted chocolate, chopped walnuts and coconut.
The second layer is almost like a vanilla-custard-icing! It is smooth, creamy and sweet.
As if the first two layers aren’t good enough….they are topped with melted chocolate and chilled til the chocolate is firm.
To get a good clean slice, warm a sharp knife under hot running water and wipe with a paper towel between each slice. Let the blade sit atop the chocolate for just a second to allow it to soften a bit before applying light even pressure to slight through without cracking the chocolate topping.
What do you think! Maybe a Nanaimo Bar will find its way on your next dessert tray!
The original recipe here at Canadian Living Magazine.
Jill Cooper says
YUM! I could go for one of those right now!
Foodie in WV says
I used to make these all the time when I was pregnant with my first. These look great!
Miss Messy says
I’ve never heard of these but they sound delicious!
merri cvetan says
Wow, I’m not much of a baker, but I will add these yummy treats to my list of favorites! Thanks.
Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life says
I’ve never heard of these either. They look super yummy! Thanks for the cutting tip ~ I’ve had problems with chocolate cracking on other things I’ve made so I’ll have to store this good info somewhere in my brain.