Nanaimo Bars

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!

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The first layer is a chocolately crumb crust made up of graham crackers, melted chocolate, chopped walnuts and coconut.

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The second layer is almost like a vanilla-custard-icing!  It is smooth, creamy and sweet.

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As if the first two layers aren’t good enough….they are topped with melted chocolate and chilled til the chocolate is firm.

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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.

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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.

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