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The Nanaimo bar is a dessert of Canadian origin popular across North America.  It is a bar cookie which requires no baking and is named after the west coast city of Nanaimo, British Columbia.  It consists of a wafer crumb-based layer topped by a layer of light vanilla or custard flavored butter icing which is covered with melted chocolate made from chocolate squares.  Many varieties exist, consisting of different types of crumb, different flavors of icing and different types of chocolate.  This is absolutely delicious in both texture and taste.  It is also a wonderful Valentine treat! Yes Crunchy, Chewy, Creamy, Chocolatey   C^4 in each single Squares.

It’s so addictive that you cannot stop with one square. 




A Canadian treat !

 Bottom Layer (Crunchy and Chewy Layer)

Ingredients :

Graham wafer crumbs - 1 1/4 cups
Blanched almonds - 1/2 cup (Very finely chopped)
Coconut (I use sweetened coconut) - 1 cup
Egg 1 beaten
Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cocoa - 5 tbsp

Method :

1. Process the Graham wafer in the food processor and measure to 1 1/4 cup.
2. Melt butter, sugar, Cocoa in top of double boiler.
3. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat.
4. Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts.
5. When it is warm. Press firmly into a parchment-lined 8″ x 8″ pan.
6. Refrigerate while making second layer.


Second Layer (Creamy Layer)

Ingredients :

Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
Cream - 2 1/2 Tbsp
Vanilla instant pudding mix  - 2 Tbsp
Icing sugar - 2 cups sifted

Method :

1. Beat butter, cream and vanilla pudding mix until its turns light and fluffy. Spread over bottom layer. Refrigerate this while making third layer.

Third Layer (Chocolatey Layer )
Ingredients :

Semi-sweet chocolate - 4 oz
Unsalted butter - 2 Tbsp

Method :

1.Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Let it cool.
2. Once cool, but when it is still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator until they are set.

Note :

1.Cut with warm knife for perfect squares.
2.Take it out of the refrigerator just before serving.  

chef and her kitchen  – (February 13, 2013 at 8:58 AM)  

superb bars..perfect for d occasion...send me few pieces plz,badly drooling

Indian Khana  – (February 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM)  

Looks beautiful ...just so perfect and yum ...drooling

great-secret-of-life  – (February 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM)  

looks good.. I am so tempted.. can I hv some?

Unknown  – (February 13, 2013 at 1:14 PM)  

what is the substitute for vanilla pudding mix as i dont get that here :(

Sudha Sabarish  – (February 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM)  

As always ur rocking.Delicious bars.

Nandita SS  – (February 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM)  

Gorgeous post pavithra!! Loved the pictures. I just can't help but scroll up and down the screen :)

Unknown  – (February 13, 2013 at 4:38 PM)  

Looks soooo yumm .. tempting me dear :) perfect clicks and am drooling!!!

Bergamot  – (February 13, 2013 at 7:28 PM)  

looks great. I made them a long time back and they taste really great

Vidhya  – (February 13, 2013 at 9:46 PM)  

Nanaimao bars looks tempting ,would love to try this soon.

Rafeeda AR  – (February 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM)  

yummy yummy bars... lovely pics as well..

Love2cook Malaysia  – (February 14, 2013 at 2:05 AM)  

OMG...this is not done! Courier some to me dear...I'm willing to give you my home mail!!!

Superb bars dear...gorgeous! Happy Valentines to you and yours!!!

Unknown  – (February 14, 2013 at 2:23 AM)  

yummy and super clicks.yummy bars:)sure i will try this:)

Anonymous –   – (February 14, 2013 at 8:48 AM)  

Hi Pavithra,

Lovely crunchy bars...I remembre seeing them on Joy f was too much cream and fat for me!!! Lovely clicks Pavithra. Happy Valentines day to you!


Anu Nandu  – (February 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM)  

If only me hugging my computer would somehow magically let me taste this. Gorgeous looking Pavi. Kudos to your styling skills as always!

Tummy Delites  – (February 15, 2013 at 1:52 AM)  

Beautiful...!! Awesome..!!! Terrific...!!!

Smita Srivastava  – (February 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM)  

Looks absolutely wonderful !!! Love the gorgeous pics :) :)

Emanuelle Lee  – (February 22, 2013 at 7:22 AM)  

what a delicious and gorgeous post! i love the pink in the background too!

Akila  – (February 24, 2013 at 10:55 PM)  

Wow what a yummy bars... Just love it.. Any replacement for egg?

Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th

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