Nanaimo Bars
30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
11 ingredients
36 servings
Named after the city of Nanaimo in British Columbia, the first time this square was published under that name was in the early 1950's in the Vancouver Sun newspaper! This version of the original bar is from Company's Coming - 150 Delicious Squares! Later versions change the vanilla custard layer to mint or peanut butter but the original is my favourite. You can make this a day ahead of a special occasion or keep it in the freezer. I used to freeze half because I'm very weak & I would eat the whole thing myself BUT I soon discovered that it tastes good even when its frozen!

Categories:  north-american , taste~mood , brunch , bar-cookie , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , chocolate , food-gift , served-cold , <-30-mins , british-columbian , sweet , easy , kid-friendly , presentation , canadian , number-of-servings , vegetarian , cookie-and-brownie , dessert ,
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Serving Size (37.39 g)
Servings 36
Amount per Serving
Calories 170.41 Calories from Fat 72.09
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.01g 443.86%
Saturated Fat 2.59g 465.51%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.85mg 10.21%
Sodium 118.93mg 178.39%
Total Carbohydrate 24.32g 291.85%
Dietary Fiber 0.25 g 36.18%
Sugars 22.7 g %
Protein 1.0g 72.2%
Vitamin A 296.28IU% Vitamin C 0.1mg%
Calcium 26.03mg% Iron 0.1mg%
*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, finely chopped walnuts, vanilla custard powder