Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

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Nanaimo bars are one of those things that I just can’t resist.  A chocolatey nutty base topped with a sweet buttery custard layer and more chocolate.

These bars are something that my Mom always had on every cookie tray along with Shortbread Cookies and Sugar Cookies!  They’re easy to make and even easier to eat!

Oh,  and a side note, I have to tell you that I loved cutting into the squares to find a perfect little heart (in the middle square above).


  • 2 cups graham crumbs
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 oz semi-sweet chocolate (or chocolate chips)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
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