Nanaimo Bars II

Nanaimo Bars II


"A no-bake square, that freezes well. I make these during the year, but they are a must on my Christmas baking list as family and friends look for them. My parents live just outside of Nanaimo, B.C. Canada."


7 h 10 m servings 266 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine with 2 squares chocolate. Remove from the heat, and stir in white sugar, egg, rolled oats, coconut, chopped nuts, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Press mixture into a greased 9 inch square pan, and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Combine confectioners' sugar with 3 tablespoons softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla, and milk. Mix until it has an icing-like consistency, and spread it over the oat mixture in the pan. Chill for 1/2 hour.
  3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter or margarine with remaining 2 squares chocolate. Spread over the top of the bars. Chill for 4 to 5 hours.
  4. Cut into squares using a hot knife; dip knife in hot water, and let it melt through the chocolate.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 33 Ratings


These are okay. i had a big party & made four different versions of this cookie to see which was the most popular. This recipe was the only batch that had leftovers. The crust never got hard an...

The best Nanaimo bars I have tasted.I had to freeze them right away my husband would of ate the whole batch.These will definately be a hit at Christmas.Thanks Shirly

I followed a previous reviewer's advice of using graham wafer crumbs instead of coconut (my husband is allergic too). I used margarine instead of butter, 1 cup of graham wafer crumbs, and corn s...

These bars were a hit with everyone! The two batches I made disappeared in no time. The consistency was a little soft though.

I made these and they were yummy but I have a few suggestions. My husband is allergic to coconut so I used mixed nuts and graham cracker crumbs. I also followed the suggestion of another rater...

I made these for Christmas and they were a BIG hit with everyone. these are more like candy than a cookie so be sure to cut in small pieces.

Delicious! These are served in our local Borders and I think this recipe's version is even better! Make sure to cut in small pieces as they are incredibly rich and scrumptious!

This recipie blows it up !!!

Good but very sweet. I may try milk chocolate next time, and a little less frosting.