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Nanaimo Bars

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Nanaimo Bars (post #63344)

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This is a recipe for squares that are fabulous and are supposedely named after a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, and I would like to share them with you. They last for a fairly long time in the fridge.


Bottom crust


1 C. butter melted


1/4 C sugar


5 tsps cocoa


1 tsp vanilla


1 egg


2 C. graham crumbs (fine)


1 C coconut (fine and sweetened)


1/2 C chopped walnuts (fine)


Combine all ingredients and press into 9X9 pan.


Filling


1 C butter


6 tblsp milk


4 tblsp custard powder ( birds brand or similiar) this cuts down on the sweetness


of the filling but is not a necessity. may add peppermint or ?? flavoring if desired


3 C icing sugar or amount to make it spreadable


Cream butter, add custard powder, milk, and icing sugar.


Spread over graham crumbs and refrig.


Topping


8 oz. of dark chocolate chopped


1/2 C whipping cream


Heat cream and add choc, stir until melted and


pour over refrigerated crumb combo.


Refrig until chocolate has set and cut into bars.


This is very rich and if kept in a container in frig will last for weeks.


It is a 3 tierd brownie type of square.


FABULOUS!!! 


 


 

chef eileen

Philter's picture

(post #63344, reply #1 of 82)

I get a pan of these from a friend's wife every year for my birthday, they're the best.


 They are named after Nanaimo, British Columbia, but apparently, they have been called a New York slice as well...


'I've no desire to hang around with a bunch of upper-class delinquents, do twenty minutes' work and then spend the rest of the day loafing about in Paris drinking gallons of champagne and having dozens of moist, pink, highly experienced French peasant girls galloping up and down my - hang on...'

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

chef_wannabe's picture

(post #63344, reply #2 of 82)

Nanaimo is about 50km north of here, so I can assure you that Nanaimo is indeed a city in BC. This reminds me of a joke: "Q: What's in a Nanaimo Bar? A: Drunks, Hookers, etc." Does this paint a pretty picture of the town??

;)

J

Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket??

Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket??

MadMom's picture

(post #63344, reply #3 of 82)

Funny!  When I went sea kayaking in the Johnstone Strait, off Vancouver Island, we took the ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo.  Of course, I had never heard of Nanaimo Bars at the time.

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madnoodle's picture

(post #63344, reply #5 of 82)

Hot travelling tip:  go into the Travel Info centre in Nanaimo--they have free Nanaimo bars.  That's about the only thing I can recommend there . . .

Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Philter's picture

(post #63344, reply #6 of 82)

are you kidding!!!!??? there's mills and.....and.....and.........actually a nice little town, I've friends there and from there...

'I've no desire to hang around with a bunch of upper-class delinquents, do twenty minutes' work and then spend the rest of the day loafing about in Paris drinking gallons of champagne and having dozens of moist, pink, highly experienced French peasant girls galloping up and down my - hang on...'

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

madnoodle's picture

(post #63344, reply #4 of 82)

Wow, we always called these New York Slice, but we were the only ones.  Everyone else called them Nanaimo Bars.

Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Heather's picture

(post #63344, reply #7 of 82)

I grew up in Victoria, just south of Nanaimo, and Nanaimo Bars were there at every event, every shower, every party. At Christmas the creamy layer would be green. Thanks for reviving a childhood memory.

chefeileen01's picture

(post #63344, reply #8 of 82)

I am surprised at how many BCer's are visiting this site-thats great!


For Christmas I sub creme de menthe for the milk BUT if you want something truly decadent-try this--In the cream layer sub 1/2c peanut butter and 1 T. butter for the 1/2 c. butter. It's fabulous!     eileen                                                                                                     

chef eileen

Heather's picture

(post #63344, reply #9 of 82)

I'm actually an ex-BCer. I grew up in Victoria, went to UBC and then moved to California eons ago.
Your PB variation sounds great. Thanks!

oli's picture

(post #63344, reply #36 of 82)

Here's another vote for Nanaimo Bars, from an ex BCer, now living in SoCal.

case4's picture

(post #63344, reply #12 of 82)

We call those, with peanut butter, Squamish bars.

chefeileen01's picture

(post #63344, reply #13 of 82)

"Squamish Bars" that's great- We just call them decadent "No-No Nanaimos" but whatever, they are great!!


eileen

chef eileen

mslee's picture

(post #63344, reply #14 of 82)

Another exBCer here.  UVic to Calgary to Vancouver to Toronto to Boston to Fort Lauderdale.  Most requested donation - Naniamo Bars!

RheaS's picture

(post #63344, reply #16 of 82)

Vancouver to UBC to Springfield, IL here. But I will most likely move back to BC at some point.

TracyK's picture

(post #63344, reply #17 of 82)

How does one pronounce Nanaimo? :-)


That's just bad pigs.

deejeh's picture

(post #63344, reply #18 of 82)

nan-eye-mo


nan as in nanny; mo as in motor


deej


<edited to add:  emphasis on the 'eye'>


Edited 12/7/2004 2:31 pm ET by deejeh

TracyK's picture

(post #63344, reply #19 of 82)

Thanks! Emphasis on eye? :-)


That's just bad pigs.

madnoodle's picture

(post #63344, reply #20 of 82)

Really?  I say it more like nah-nay-mo, emphasis on the middle syllable, which rhymes with "eye".

Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

TracyK's picture

(post #63344, reply #21 of 82)

That doesn't seem all that different to me... :-)


That's just bad pigs.

deejeh's picture

(post #63344, reply #22 of 82)

That doesn't seem all that different to me... :-)

Me either.  Although, it's hard to tell the subtleties when you can't hear the person saying it.


deej

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #63344, reply #23 of 82)

Since I live near there, I can tell you it is Nan - eye - mo.  accent on middle syllable

Heather's picture

(post #63344, reply #24 of 82)

Not to argue with a native, but I grew up near there and everyone said Na-nigh-mo, accent on the "nigh" (Na as in nanny, nigh rhymes with high, mo as in motor). When you say it slowly do you really say Nan-ai-mo or do you say Na-nai-mo?

TracyK's picture

(post #63344, reply #25 of 82)

Where are you from that "eye" doesn't rhyme with "high"? :-?


That's just bad pigs.

Jean's picture

(post #63344, reply #26 of 82)

LOL, or even nigh??

Veni, vidi, velcro        I came,  I  saw,  I stuck around.


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TracyK's picture

(post #63344, reply #27 of 82)

?? She said nigh rhymes with high! So does eye.


I'm all confused, LOL.



That's just bad pigs.

Heather's picture

(post #63344, reply #28 of 82)

Now don't talk about me as if I'm not here! :-) My point was that the "n" should be attached to the second syllable, not the first. You don't say NAN EYE MO, you say NA NIGH MO. I thought it would look funny if I said NA NEYE MO--who knows how to pronounce NEYE? This is one of those conversations that you just can't have online.

TracyK's picture

(post #63344, reply #29 of 82)

LOL, you're so right!


It's been a long day. :-)



That's just bad pigs.

Jean's picture

(post #63344, reply #30 of 82)

LOL. I'm not in the habit of separating syllables when I talk, are you? Everything just sortarunstogether. Just ask my DH.

Veni, vidi, velcro        I came,  I  saw,  I stuck around.


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schnitzel's picture

(post #63344, reply #33 of 82)

Na·nai·mo



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MEANCHEF's picture

(post #63344, reply #34 of 82)

You are correct.  I lost my head for a moment.  I am old.