Sunday, August 28, 2005

Nanaimo Bars

Listen up chocolate lovers, you need to try this recipe.

Nanaimo or Maraima Bars

1/2 cup soft butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, slightly beaten

Place in double boiler; stir well until mixture resembles thin custard.

Then Add:

2 cups graham crackers crumb (my Mom used cinnamon graham crackers and I thought it was good)
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup coconut (mom left this out, we don’t like dried coconut)
Blend well and pack into 9 in pan.

Spread the following on top after mixing well:

1/4 cup butter
2 Tbsp. Instant Vanilla pudding (Mom used chocolate, we did not have vanilla)
3 Tbsp. Cream
2 cup powdered sugar

Let harden 15 minutes. Melt 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate with 1 tablespoon butter and spread over custard icing. Let set. Cut in bars.

Nanaimo Bars


Linda said...

It's 6:30 am as I write this and can I just say.... I could eat this chocolate goody for breakfast!!! looks yummy..

Amy said...

This is not helping me on my new crusade to lose weight!

Linda said...

It just occurred to me... am I the only one who doesn't know what nanaimo or maraima mean or what they refer to???

uninformed in the midwest

Kim Carney said...

I had to ask my mom. One of her water aerobic buddies gave her the recipe. It is a place, a town. at first I thought is was in WA, but I think after searching, it is a town around Vancouver, BC. So, we have both learned something today :)

andrea said...

Nanaimo is a large town on Vancouver Island just across the Georgia Strait from Vancouver. As you can probably guess, Nanaimo (pronounced "na-NI-mo") bars are standard fare in his corner of the continent!

Kim Carney said...

Thank you Andrea for clearing that up. Mom says her friend says these bars were very popular in the past, I guess they are making a comeback in Edmonds.

paula said...

Having been in Canada for 5 years I've still yet to taste this unofficial national sweet. This recipe looks really yummy (and the pic is a big selling point, too). Uhm, so what's the calorie count?

Erica Mulherin said...

Oh my god! There is a scene in "A Mighty Wind" (one of my favorite movies) where a character talks about making Nanaimo bars. I HAVE to make these!!

Kim Carney said...

Mom made more using Vanilla Pudding, and they were very good. Calories? Paula, oh, I am sure not very many ;)