Monday, June 30, 2008

Nanaimo bars

Tomorrow is Canada day! I miss Canada very much and for so many reasons. My family is (mostly) there, I miss the weather, the food, friends, the food, water....lots of things! I made these yummy Canadian treats for a party Saturday (so much fun Linda!!) and another tomorrow evening (can't wait Kimmy!!) and they were SUPER yummy!
I'm thinking of doing a giveaway tomorrow in honor of Canada so check back then!

The Original Nanaimo Bar


***Bottom Layer ***

* 1/2 cup unsalted butter (European style cultured)
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 5 tablespoons cocoa
* 1 egg beaten
* 1 1/4 cup graham wafer crumbs
* 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
* 1 cup coconut

***Second Layer ****

* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 2 tablespoons cream PLUS
* 2 teaspoons cream
* 2 tablespoons vanilla custard powder
* 2 cups icing sugar

***Third Layer ***

* 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


Bottom Layer

Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Press firmly into an ungreased 8" x 8" pan.

Second Layer

Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.

Third Layer

Melt chocolate and butter overlow heat. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.

This recipe for Nanaimo Bar (Official) serves/makes 24 bars.


Sara said...

Oh my goodness - yum!! I am so copying the recipe and making them for the next time I take a dessert somewhere :) Thanks Amy! And a very happy Canada Day to you!

Kimmy said...

Just LOOKING at that is making me drool hardcore. I can not wait to eat more of those.