Nanaimo Bar Recipe?

I'm a Canadian, but live in the US. I used to buy Lemon and Orange Nanaimo bars that I just loved. Would anyone have a recipe for these very good bars? Thanks.


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November 23, 20080 found this helpful

None of these recipes included the detail that the middle layer should be colored green. One souce said it was to match the smoke stack of the ferry that serviced Nanaimo. Also, Tim Horton's donuts carries a decent nanaimo, or at least they did.

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November 24, 20080 found this helpful

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November 25, 20080 found this helpful

The middle of a Nainaimo Bar should not be colored green unless you have added mint flavoring into that layer. The original kind has Bird's eye Custard Powder and no other flavoring. I have never had lemon or orange flavored ones, but I assume if you wanted to have this variation, all you would have to do is add some lemon or organge juice or extract to the middle layer, and maybe food coloring if you desired.

The vanilla custard powder has a distinctive flavor, and it is what makes them so good. Other kinds, made with something else -- condensed milk, for example -- may be good bars, but they aren't really Nanaimo bars.

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November 23, 2008

I would like to request a recipe from your Canadian Readers or anyone else who has made this bar. We were in Western Canada for 2 weeks. and tasted a Nanaimo Bar (not sure of the spelling). They sold for $2.95 each. I would like to make these at home in the States. Can someone supply the recipe for me?


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