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Nanaimo Bars

Sat, 11 May 2019

Nanaimo Bars

 

ingredients:

For the Crust:

125g. butter

50g caster or granulated sugar

5 mls vanilla extract

50g cocoa powder

1 egg, beaten

250g digestive biscuit crumbs (grind your biscuits in the food processor)

100g desiccated coconut

60g ground walnuts (again using food processor)

 

For the Filling:

60g soft butter

250g icing sugar

20g custard powder

50 mills cream or full-fat milk

 

For the Topping:

60g butter

225g chocolate of your choice (suggest mostly dark)

 

 

method:

  1. Melt the butter, sugar, vanilla extract and cocoa powder over a medium heat.  Then add the egg and allow to thicken.  When smooth, set aside to cool.
  2. Combine the biscuits, desiccated coconut and ground walnuts.  Then add your cooled chocolate mixture.
  3. When evenly mixed, press into an ungreased 9 inch square dish and chill for ten minutes.
  4. Blend the icing sugar, butter, custard powder and cream/milk together in a medium sized bowl until creamy and smooth.
  5. Spread this mixture over the chilled crust and then place back into the fridge.
  6. Melt the topping ingredients of butter and chocolate together in a small saucepan on the hob.  When smooth and silky, spread evenly over the creamy filling,
  7. Chill for a further 10 minutes before slicing.

 

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