Nanaimo bar is a popular Canadian dessert that requires no baking and is named after the city in which it was first created. It consists of a wafer crumb-based bottom layer topped with a custard flavored butter icing which is finally covered with melted chocolate. There are quite a few variations to the base recipe and are made with different types of crumb, different flavors for the icing (like Nutella, peanut butter, mint etc) and different types of chocolate topping.
I used Cooking Classy’s recipe for Nanaimo bars almost to the T. But mine didn’t turn out as classy looking as hers — her layers are so distinct and clean. Mine kind of blended together, but the bars tasted awesome nonetheless. The only change I made was to use egg replacer instead of the 1 egg that is called for in the recipe.
These bars are very easy to make and except for a little bit of butter melting and mixing ingredients, don’t need any cooking. Most of the time is spent in chilling the layers. They are great to make on short notice and you have a tray full of these in just about no time 🙂