The Best Nanaimo Bars Recipe
  • CRUST:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • ¾ cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ½ cup chopped almonds, optional
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Start by lining a 9" x 9" pan with parchment paper being sure to let the ends extend over the sides.
  2. In a large pot combine sugar and cocoa then add butter. Stir over medium-low heat until the butter is completely melted. Add eggs whisking constantly until it thickens (about 2-3 minutes.) Add coconut, cracker crumbs, and chopped almonds or walnuts. Combine well. Press into pan and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until set.
  3. For the filling you're going to mix confectioners' sugar, pudding mix, butter and milk in a small bowl until smooth. Spread this over the crust and put in the fridge to chill.
  4. While the center layer is cooling, melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Stir until smooth and then spread over top. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Once set remove bars from the pan and cut into small squares.
Recipe by Simple as That at