Perhaps the most famous of Canadian desserts, this no-bake treat is named after the British Columbia city where it originated. Made simply from a coconut-graham cracker-nut crust, custard filling and chocolate ganache topping, its gooey sweetness is world-renowned. It’s a perfect combination! I love a good no bake recipe and this is a great one. I highly recommend trying it out.
How To Make Nanaimo Bars:
- Melt ½ cup of butter. Stir in the sugar and cocoa powder until well blended.
- Add the beaten egg and stir until thick. Stir in the graham wafer crumbs, coconut and almonds.
- Scrape the mixture into a parchment-lined 9-inch baking dish. Press firmly to create an even underlay.
- In a large bowl, whisk together ½ cup butter, the cream, and custard powder. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Spread over the bottom layer, smooth the top with a spatula or palette knife. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Heat the milk in a clean saucepan until boiling, then quickly stir in the chocolate and stir vigorously until melted. Let something cool. When cooled but still liquid, pour over the custard layer.
- Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.