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Nanaimo Bars

These bars are proabably one of the better things Canada has to offer
Nanaimo bars

These are a Canadian specialty. The coconut in these cookies give the bars a great texture. You don't even have to turn on the oven for this one.


For the bottom layer

  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 Cup graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 3/4 Cups almond flour
  • Alcoholic beverage, distilled, all (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) 100 proof
  • 1 Cup shredded coconut

For the 2nd and 3rd layer

  • 4 Tablespoons vanilla pudding powder
  • 1 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


For the bottom layer

In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, alcohol,cocoa, salt and sugar until smooth.

Add the graham crackers, almond meal and coconut.

Grease a 10x10 inch pan and press the mixture into the base of the pan.

For the 2nd and 3rd layer

In a mixer beat the butter and powdered sugar until fluffy. Add the custard powder, milk, vanilla and salt. Continue mixing.

Spread over the graham cracker base.

In a double boiler, over low heat, melt the chocolate chips.

Once the chocolate melted, pour over the second layer of custard mix and spread evenly with a spatula.

Refrigerate overnight or until hardened.

Store the bars in the refrigerator.