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Nanaimo Bars


These popular Canadian bars were shared on our forum by Kate.


  • 24 squares graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • .
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg, unbeaten
  • .
  • 4 tablespoons butter,softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 packet (3 tablespoons) Bird's dessert powder, or use instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • .
  • 4 one-ounce squares semisweet chocolate
  • 1 T butter


Thoroughy grease 9-inch square pan and line with foil.

In large bowl, combine graham crackers, coconut and nuts.

Place top of double boiler over hot water. Put in 1 stick butter and melt. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar and cocoa; stir. Add egg and stir just until hot and well blended. Remove top of double boiler immediately and add crumb-nut; blend. Spread in pan and chill.

In mixing bowl, combine 4 tablespoons butter, powdered sugar, dessert powder or instant pudding powder, vanilla, and milk; beat to blend well. Spread on chilled bottom layer. Chill.

Combine semisweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter, melt over hot water or in microwave. Spread chocolate over pudding layer. Mark small squares before chocolate sets. Chill.

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