World Food Challenge

Day 33: Canada and Nanaimo bars

Howdy, Raffies!

Today we are going to Canada! This is one of the countries high up on my bucket list..

Anyways, I have been longing to making a cake or some dessert for a while now, therefore we are going to tickle our sugar tooth today with the legendary Nanaimo bars.

Upon reading about them, there is quite some mystery involved, but I too wanted to try these little squares..
They taste delicious! I myself am not much of a sugar tooth, nor do I love chocolate, but this was really good. I have also read that there are varieties with mint or peanut and I would be really curious to try those too..

Are you familiar with Nanaimo bars? If you want to try this at home, I have loosely followed this recipe. Why loosely? Because I have made a vanilla custard for the middle layer, since I am not much of a sugar tooth and I prefer less sugary dishes.


  1. Bottom layer

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

5 tbsp cocoa powder

1 egg, beaten

1 1/4 graham crackers, crumbled

1/2 cup almonds, chopped

1 cup coconut flakes

2. Second layer

1/2 cup butter

3 tbsp cream

2 tbsp vanilla pudding powder

2 cups powdered sugar

3. Third layer

120 g milk chocolate

2 tbsp butter

Melt the butter, cocoa powder and sugar from 1. in a bain-marie. Add the egg and stir it with the butter mix. Cook until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the Graham crackers, coconut and nuts. Press the mixture into a backing tray.

Now move over to the ingredients in 2. and mix the butter, cream, vanilla pudding powder and icing sugar. Beat until frothy and spread over the crackers.

As a last step, melt the chocolate and butter on a low heat. Cool down a little and pour it over the custard. Refrigerate for a few hours.

Are you a sugar tooth? Do you know Nanaimo bars? Let me know in the comments below.



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