Nanaimo Bar Recipe

The original "Nanaimo Bar" is a three layered bar, with butter, cocoa, chopped almonds, custard, semi-sweet chocolate, and other ingredients, that is absolutely delicious and available in variations at many of the local restaurants.

Nanaimo Bar Recipe:

Base
2 squares (oz.) semi-sweet chocolate
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup cocnut
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cupt chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

Filling
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding
2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar

Glaze
4 squares (oz.) semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
Procedure:
Base
Combine ingredients. Press into 9 inch square cake pan. Chill.

Filling
Combine butter, milk, and custard powder. Blend in confectioner's sugar. Spread over base. Chill at least 15 minutes.

Glaze
Partially melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and sitr until melted. Spread over custard layer. Chill.
Store in refrigerator, covered, up to 1 month. Makes 24 bars.

Serve chilled. They're rich, so small portions may be appropriate.

Variation: Add peppermint extract and green food coloring to the middle layer.

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