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Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 27th Aug '07 7:30 PM


Nanaimo Bar

Base: 1/2 cup butter, 5 Tbsp. sugar, 5 Tbsp. cocoa, 1/2 Tsp. vanilla, 1 egg, 2 cup crushed graham wafers, 1 cup coconut & 1/2 cup walnuts.

Mix wafer crumbs, coconut, & nuts together in bowl. Place softened butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla & egg in a bowl, set bowl in a pan of boiling water, stir until butter has melted & it is the consistency of custard. Remove from heat, add crumb mixture, pack into 9" pan.

Center: 4 Tbsp. butter, 2 Tbsp. vanilla custard pudding powder (Bird's), 2 Tbsp. milk & 2 cup icing sugar

Cream butter, combine custard powder & milk, add to butter, mix in icing sugar, spread over chocolate base & allow to harden.

Top: Melt 2 squares semi-sweet chocolate & 1 Tbsp butter. Spread evenly over custard & refrigerate

Allow to warm a few minutes before cutting. Don't substitute butter or use Jello pudding mix but you can use pecans, etc. May be doubled. Yummy

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Mon, 27th Aug '07 7:38 PM

Don't know why you posted this recipe, but it sure sounds tasty.


Chargergbp  (Level: 8.6 - Posts: 16)
Mon, 27th Aug '07 8:01 PM

How appropriate, Randy! I'll be moving to Nanaimo at the end of September, so I guess we'll be neighbours.


Maurlin  (Level: 220.5 - Posts: 2707)
Mon, 27th Aug '07 8:26 PM

I had never heard of Nanaimo before, so I just googled it. In case you need help in our next Capitals WP, it is the "Bathtub Racing Capital of the World".

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Mon, 27th Aug '07 8:59 PM

I like different variations too, Randy. We have peanut butter, irish cream, and coffee flavored bars.

I have been known to eat this until I was absolutely physically ill and still managed to shove in one more. I'm no quitter!

Cjar855  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 838)
Mon, 27th Aug '07 9:52 PM

This sounds like my kind of goodies. By icing sugar do you mean Confectioner sugar? Is it the same?

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 27th Aug '07 10:14 PM

Yes Cathy they're the same

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 1:20 AM

Know the eat one Irish Cream bar
and then another - and before you know it you're bladdered
and don't even know how you got that way????

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 1:23 AM

Hi Brad....
Maybe when you get to Nanaimo, we can all get together
you, me and Randy - because I live close to there also.
We should meet at Randy's because she's always COOKING

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 1:31 AM

Randy....Lucky close to the "Bathtub on wheels
Capital of the World" What an honour!!!!

I think there's a little man in a booth who has two piles of paper
on his desk. One pile has names of Places, and the other pile has
Names of Things. He puts them together - one in each hand - and then
enters the pairings on Google!!!! The only qualification for his job
is....he has to drink ? bottles of Malt Scotch before work each day!!!!

Chargergbp  (Level: 8.6 - Posts: 16)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 4:47 AM


I'm all for the idea of a get together once we're settled. My girlfriend (73boo) is a chef too, and loves an opportunity to cook for more than just me. How do you feel about cocker spaniels?


Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 4:50 AM

Dogs are OK but my darn Dalmation hates cats. Lots of room to romp at my house. I meant for the dogs Rowlanda, don't start something

Zeedee  (Level: 234.0 - Posts: 1088)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 7:33 AM

Oops! I thought the spaniels were being offered as a menu selection.

Loverofpuzzles  (Level: 57.1 - Posts: 1)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 11:39 AM

This sounds delicious....I guess I'm not sure what Birds custard powder is....I'm from Florida, U.S.....Is it similar to the Jello pudding mix that you say not to use? Where would it be located @ the grocery store? Thanks for sharing....

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 12:11 PM

Carolyn, it's probably in the "Baking items" like cake mixes etc...
Reminds me of the old rhyme...."yellow matter custard, green snot pie....."
Don't mind me - I was just on the the TEACHERS thread, reading all the posts,
so now I'm feeling like a school girl again....

Brad....yes I WAS looking forward to HOT DOGS!!!! With onions and mustard!!!!
So it seems we are all three doggy people.

Randy....I NEVER start things, just join in.......

Kimoira  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 1195)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 2:46 PM

This sounded so delicious that I googled for a little history on these bars- delightful! My question about the Bird's powder has been already been asked. I know I've seen it - maybe at here at Wegman's or else in Canada, I can't remember which so I'll have to check at Weggies next time I go. In any event this sounds good enough to make the trek to Ft Erie in search of it!!

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 3:05 PM

I found both Foster Clark & Horne's Vanilla Custard Powder, maybe those are available in the States. I saw some recipes where they used Jello instant vanilla but it won't taste the same. Bird's is a General Foods product.

Cathyincayman  (Level: 50.2 - Posts: 33)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 4:46 PM

Nanimo bars bring back wonderfull memories of when I lived on Vancouver Island, it was great, the island and the bars, got a nice 3inch scar from tripping on the beach of Gabriola Island when I was 9, good times. Hey my husband is a chef too, what are the job oppertunities up that way like for chef's???? Definatly a recipe worth making, or having someone make for you!!! Yum Cathy

Jeannette  (Level: 114.2 - Posts: 1735)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 5:58 PM

going to use the recipe thanks sounds lovely thx

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 28th Aug '07 6:16 PM

Forgot to write chopped beside the nuts, but all you cooks out there had that figured out already

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Wed, 29th Aug '07 12:45 AM

Check out job opportunities at Work BC. Some job sectors are booming with the Olympics coming up. Were you from Nanaimo?

Penguin  (Level: 64.2 - Posts: 42)
Wed, 29th Aug '07 4:56 AM

aug 29 2007

Thanks Randy! That brings back memories. We lived on those in university.


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