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Nanaimo Bars

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This Canadian recipe was posted on our forum. The popular Nanaimo bars are with vanilla pudding and chocolate, as shared on our forum.


  • Bottom Layer:
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 c.)
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c. coconut
  • .
  • Second Layer:
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tbsp. instant vanilla pudding mix
  • .
  • Third Layer:
  • 3 sq. semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. butter


Bottom Layer:
Melt sugar, butter and cocoa in a double boiler. Let cool. Add egg and vanilla. Add graham cracker crumbs, nuts and coconut and mix well. Cover the bottom of an 8x8 pan with the mixture, packing it down well. Refrigerate.

Second Layer:
Cream the butter and pudding mix. Add milk and powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Spread over first layer and chill until firm.

Third Layer:
Heat to melt. If too thick, add milk. Pour chocolate over top of second layer. Refrigerate. Cut into squares.
Makes 3 dozen.

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 5 out of 5
, Member Schelle70

To the two previous reviewers: Custard powder is almost impossible for me to find where I live,so I cannot use custard powder when it's simply not available. And don't mention buying it online because it's hardly worth buying a huge container of it for 2 lousy tablespoons. Not to mention the outrageous cost of shipping,so instant vanilla pudding is a good substitute for those of us who do not live in an area where custard powder is prevalent,or those of us who do not have a copious amount of money to flush buying the stuff online. Plus all custard powder is is cornstarch,coloring,and fake vanilla flavoring. Hardly that much different from the pudding mix.

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