Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nanaimo bars

August 14, 2010 This post was featured on FoodBuzz Top 9 today

base layer
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup sugar
5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg
1/2 cup cashew nuts
1 cup coconut grated and lightly toasted
2 cups marie biscuits or other tea biscuits crush to crumbs

Melt margarine, sugar, cocoa powder in a double broiler. Remove from heat and beat the egg into the mixture. Add chopped cashew nuts, grated toasted coconut and crushed biscuits. Mix all the ingredients and press firm unto the ungreased baking dish.

If making half the recipe put into a loaf pan, if making this full amount put into a square baking dish.

2nd layer
4 tbsp custard powder
4 tbsp sugar or more if needed
2 cups milk

Heat 1 1/2 cup milk add sugar bring into a boil in medium heat. In 1/2 cup water melt the custard powder add it to the hot milk and keep stirring till thick and pour over the cold first layer. Let it set before putting the 3rd layer.

3rd layer
2 tbsp margarine
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Melt the margarine and chocolate chips in a double broiler and pour over the 2nd layer after it has set.
When the layers are set and firm, cut bars with a hot knife and serve cold.

This recipe goes to MKMW Canada and cold desserts.

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40 comments:

  1. Simply superb.... i will take that piece....

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  2. Can you box up a dozen or so of these and send to Cape Coral?? Those look mouth watering!

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  3. A fabulous canadian recipe, loved it

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  4. These look great, but I would have to use butter in place of the margarine, personal preference!

    Bon appetit!
    =:~)

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  5. Wow.. Super delicious bars..

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  6. Hey simply superb dish yar... great work...

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  8. very tempting and inviting recipe.

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  9. yum! i didn't realize they were canadian! :D

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  10. I love love love these bar cookies!!! My aunt makes them for me all of the time!!! I had one yesterday! Delicious! Bravo!

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  11. These nanaimo bars look so delicious.Nice pic.

    Happy Ramadhan wishes to you and your family.

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  12. This reminds me of home! My sweet tooth thanks you!

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  13. wow luks yum...nice pics and happy ramadhan to u and to ur family...

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  14. LOved the dish..bookmarked it...

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  15. Okay, I'm officially drooling on my keyboard. But you know what? I've never used custard powder before! Is that found near gelatins in the markets?

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  16. Very new name and recipe. Looks simply mouth watering :)

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  17. super yumy...super delicious bars...

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  18. Those are beautiful! I love the look of that middle layer...want one!

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  19. These look beautiful and wish I had one now! I'm new here and really like your blog with all its delicious looking food. Good job!

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  20. Till I moved to BC I didn't even know there was a city named Nanaimo. I just thought these were really great treats with an odd name. Having a nanaimo bar in Nanaimo is kind of fun.

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  21. those bars looks amazingly delicious! I have to get some of that custard powder to try it!

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  22. those looks simply superb.........yummyyyyyyy

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  23. Absolutely delicious! Beautiful work!

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  24. Congrats on being featured at the Foodbuzz Top 9 today!

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  25. These look so yummy! Congratulations on making the top 9 today! :)

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  26. Looks delicious! Congrats on making to Top 9 :)

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  27. Ohhhh, Nanaimo bars. I tried to find Nanaimo bars in Nanaimo once. I thought that would be so perfect. But no such luck. Yours look amazing!

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  28. Congrats on the Top 9! I can see why you made it...these look so yummy!

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  29. Lovely! I made Nanaimo Bars for MKMW too (working on the post now). It was my first time trying them and they were delicious! Not as nice looking as yours though.

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  30. Wow, those look beautiful. YOu won't believe this, but I had actually thought of making those myself for MKMW. I found them when I was googling Canadian foods. But I went with some good pork chops instead. Easier on the hips if you know what I mean. But I sure would love to try one of your bars!!!

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  31. I came THIS close to making these for MKMW. Glad I didn't because they would not have been as beautiful as these.

    But I am holding on the the recipe. Cause I know I HAVE to make them.

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  32. Thank you Akheela. These look delicious:). All the best to you for the conteset.

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  33. mmmm i love nanaimo bars! great recipe and looks divine

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