Nanaimo

Nanaimo bars are a Canadian no-bake treat consisting of 3 layers: a crumbly chocolate wafer base, a creamy custard or vanilla flavored butter icing center and a rich chocolate top layer. Rich and indulgent, they are a true Canadian classic.

Here is a simple recipe for Nanaimo bars that you can make at home:

Ingredients:

Bottom Layer:

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup granulated sugar

5 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 egg, beaten

1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Middle Layer:

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 tablespoons custard powder

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Top Layer:

4 oz semisweet chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions:

  1. For the bottom layer, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the sugar, cocoa powder, and beaten egg.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in graham cracker crumbs, coconut, and chopped walnuts. Press mixture into an 8×8 inch square baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  3. For the middle layer, cream the butter, cream, custard powder, and powdered sugar together. Spread mixture over the bottom layer.
  4. For the top layer, melt the chocolate and butter together in a double boiler or in the microwave. Spread over the middle layer.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Tips for preparation of Nanaimo

Here is a simple recipe for Nanaimo bars that you can make at home:

Ingredients:

Bottom Layer:

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup granulated sugar

5 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 egg, beaten

1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Middle Layer:

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 tablespoons custard powder

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Top Layer:

4 oz semisweet chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions:

  1. For the bottom layer, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the sugar, cocoa powder, and beaten egg.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in graham cracker crumbs, coconut, and chopped walnuts. Press mixture into an 8×8 inch square baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  3. For the middle layer, cream the butter, cream, custard powder, and powdered sugar together. Spread mixture over the bottom layer.
  4. For the top layer, melt the chocolate and butter together in a double boiler or in the microwave. Spread over the middle layer.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Nanaimo serving size

The serving size of Nanaimo bars can vary depending on how they are cut and served. Typically, they are cut into small squares, with each square measuring around 2-3 inches per side. As a general guideline, a serving size of a Nanaimo bar can be considered as one or two squares.

Nanaimo nutrition value

The nutrition value of Nanaimo bars can vary depending on the recipe and the ingredients used, but in general, they are a high-calorie, high-fat, and high-sugar food.

A typical recipe for Nanaimo bars includes butter, sugar, cocoa powder, graham cracker crumbs, coconut, walnuts, and chocolate. These ingredients are high in calories and fat, and provide little nutritional value. A serving of Nanaimo bars can range from 200 to 400 calories, and around 15 to 30 grams of fat. They also usually have a moderate to high amount of sugar, around 15 to 20 grams per serving.

They are not considered as a healthy food option, and should be consumed in moderation as a occasional treat. If you are looking for a healthier version, you can try using some low-fat or low-sugar alternatives to the ingredients, but keep in mind that it may affect the taste and texture of the bars.

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