20 June 2010

Nanaimo Bar Recipe

Nanaimo Bars
inspired by Maple Spice

And these Nanaimo Bars are Gluten Free and Vegan!

Base Ingredients

1.5 cups graham wafers
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
1 cup dried and shredded coconut 
1/2 cup vegan butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Kinnikinnick Gluten Free S'moreables Graham Style Crackers

Step A: Melt Chocolate Chips and butter over a pan of simmering water

Step B: Blend the pecans and graham wafers in a food processor

Step C: Once chocolate has melted, mix in the 
pecans, graham crumbs, and shredded coconut

Step D: Line an 8-9" pan with cling wrap and press the
 mixture firmly and evenly into the pan; Refrigerate until set

Filling Ingredients

3 cups icing sugar
1 cup vegan butter
3 Tbsp dairy-free milk
4 Tbsp custard powder

Bird's Custard Powder

Step E: Soften the butter, then beat in the custard 
powder. When smooth, beat in the icing sugar and milk
 alternately until you get a fairly thick frosting-like consistency

Step F: Pour and spread evenly over your chilled base and return to the fridge to set

Topping Ingredients

2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Step G: Melt chocolate and oil over low-medium heat

Step H: Pour and spread carefully over pan, then return to fridge

Step I: Before chocolate topping hardens, score lines with a
 knife to make for easier cutting, then return to fridge to fully set

Yields approximately 15 dessert squares


Mandiee said... [reply]

I've actually never heard of Nanaimo bars before this post! They look so ooey, gooey, and delicious. Thanks for the recipe, girl! These would be great to bring to a party for a fun summer treat.

Have a lovely day!

Monet said... [reply]

My boss is gluten intolerant...and I am always looking for new recipes for her. Thanks for sharing this, I'm excited to make some for her!

Annie :D said... [reply]

this entire post= YUMMMMM

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Anonymous said... [reply]

They look so heavenly! The filling makes my heart hurt that I want one so bad! Nice work... :)

Have a great day, lady!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said... [reply]

I don't think these could look any better! I'm drooling over that filling.

Megan D said... [reply]

Kelsey you are amazing! These look sooo good!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I LOVE Kinnikinnick! These look amazing!

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

Never heard of Nanaimo bars. Interesting!

Chelsea said... [reply]

I've never had a nanaimo bar before, but these look seriously good!!

Becca said... [reply]

omg those look absolutely amazing!! i want to jump through the computer and grab one :]

Anonymous said... [reply]

Oh man those look delicious! I love how the filling oozes out... yum!

Anonymous said... [reply]

These look so ooey-gooey and delicious.. I've never had a nanaimo bar before, but I'd love one of yours to take my nanaimo virginity away ;)

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

One Word.................YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitri said... [reply]

Holy moly!! I'm pretty sure I would ignore any disordered thoughts just to eat one of those. :D

Samantha said... [reply]

I dont even know what Nanaimo bars are, but they sure look excellent!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Those bars look BEAUUUUTIFUL! Nom nom nom :-)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Totally stealing that recipe!!! :) Thanks for posting it!!

Meg said... [reply]

A dream come true - AND it's gluten free. You, my friend, are my hero!

Devan said... [reply]

my great auntie makes infamous nanaimo bars.
i would loove to try yours. dang. those were my favorite desert (next to icecream, and berries with sugar) for desert... pre Ed

Anonymous said... [reply]

I've never had nanaimo bars, but they sure look yummy! They cn't beat the rice krispies treats you posted the other day though.
Aww hun thanks for your post hehe, unfortunately the girl in the pic is not me :( but that's how I wanted my hair to look. I have much darker hair now, but I guess is better than green! And if you want to go blonde, slowly is the best wy to go, if you don't want to end up with orange hair!
Have a lovely monday! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

These look great! Very prettily made...

I'm not a fan of custard, but I do love anything with chocolate and grahams!

Clean Eating Chelsey said... [reply]

These look so good! I am always looking for gluten free and vegan recipes (both of which I am). I think I need to go wipe the drool off my computer now.

Rebekah (clarity in creation.) said... [reply]

hey girl - saw that your wisdom teeth got infected. hope you've recovered!!! i got mine out when i was 15 and my infection was TERRIBLE! i was so sick. hope yours wasn't quite that bad!

Unknown said... [reply]

gluten free goodness! Where did you get those gluten free graham bars? I've been dying to make some GF smores and this is so very close to it. AWESOME job friend!

Krista said... [reply]

OMG! Those look so good. I just want to dive into the pan!!!

Erica said... [reply]

I'm drooling...for real. That looks like a smore on crack. haha. I bet they're amazing

Erin said... [reply]

whoa do those look good! I will have to bookmark them for sure

Anonymous said... [reply]

I don't there is a need for any words other than "HOLY HELL."


Anonymous said... [reply]

Those look so good love! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the yummy food porn pics!

They look like they would be fun to eat...and incredibly messy lol. Look at that runny filling! They look amazing.

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Katie ♥ said... [reply]

Love!!!! too crazy you had a coffee disaster today as well!!! sorry you did too! Ahhhhh glass is a PAIN to clean up!!

I just bought a new coffee maker!! Cant live without one!!!!!

We would have a blast working out together, I wish we did live by eachother!

Have a great day!! no more coffee disasters for us!! lol!

Anonymous said... [reply]

OH WOW!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe :D The s'mores on the graham cracker box is in itself appetizing lol.


p.s. making ghee does sound fun!!! I suggest looking for some ghee at an Indian store or maybe a healthfood store. But seriously though, I didn't know you could make your own ghee!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Kelsey - those look so good! Great job!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love how chocolately and gooey those bars look. Since I can't do soy, I'd try them with real butter. Yum.

Ali said... [reply]

Mmmmm....those look like delicious treats! This reminds me I need to remember to pack the ingredients for smores for my July 4th gathering at the lakehouse!! Or maybe if I have enough time, I'll break out this recipe :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I have never heard of these before...they look so delicious. I love the idea of using custard powder, which I haven't had in years. I used to love custard. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Um, what? I NEED to eat that!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love things with that type of various textures. YUM!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Two words.
Just. so. freaking. delicious!
Thanks for sharing, love!
Have a great week!
Brazilian XOXO´s,

Kris said... [reply]

Oh no you didn't......I must try these! Nanaimo bars are my ultimate favourite thing and I needed them all healthy'd up! WOnderful!


Laury@TheFitnessDish said... [reply]

OMG!!!! these look AMAZING!!!!! I LOVE smores, and these look like they may be close to that yummy taste...they sure look fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!! BTW--updating my blogroll, adding you onto it xoxo

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

love this one!

The middle layer...you have ingredients i have never seen. Icing sugar im pretty sure is confectioners/powdered sugar. But the custard powder, need to find that!

Oh and just a tip for you to save $$...you can buy most any brand of choc chip at the store that's a semi sweet or a dark. Just not milk. And they were inherently be vegan. You dont need to spend the extra $ on the vegan ones unless you are truly wanting it certified, i.e. TJs choc chips are vegan, they just cant label them as such bc they are not certified.

AMAZING creation Kelsey! 3 layer desserts are a PITA (check my vegan creme de menth bars in my choc recipes link)...but worth it!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I LOVED your comment on my blog! I laughed out loud :) Thanks for stopping by and leading me back to your blog! The Nanaimo bars look DIVINE! Mine would not turn out so pretty, I imagine ;)

Christina said... [reply]

Yum, I tried these when I was in BC. Amazing!

Andie said... [reply]

OH my goodness- how ridiculously tasty are those bars?!?! Love them!

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