Authentic Nanaimo Bars
75 mins (prep 60, cooking 15)
11 ingredients
24 servings
This is THE original recipe from Joyce Hardcastle who won the Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe contest in 1986; no variations, just the exact ingredients she usedAn offset spatula comes in handy for this.These are very rich and sweet, one small bar is enough! If you don't have Birds Eye custard powder it totally changes the taste and I wouldn't make it if there was non in the kitchen. Why make the original if you do not use the original recipe. A tin of this product lasts forever and is a nice topping for stale cakes or a nice warm bowl of real comfort food! Someone mentioned the crust was greasy....If the crust ingredients are added in order the crust has never been greasy. Or, add 1/4 cup extra graham cracker crumbs. The ratio of butter to the other ingredients isn't a lot.If you omit any crust ingredient and use the same amount of butter called for in the recipe it won't turn out the way it should. This is one recipe that should never be altered!

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Serving Size (58.08 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 265.31 Calories from Fat 124.11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.79g 509.09%
Saturated Fat 7.85g 942.13%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 25.25mg 202.0%
Sodium 44.73mg 44.73%
Total Carbohydrate 35.22g 281.74%
Dietary Fiber 0.92 g 88.77%
Sugars 32.3 g %
Protein 1.83g 87.93%
Vitamin A 290.23IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 28.79mg% Iron 0.3mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large egg, graham cracker crumbs, custard powder, baking