Aliens in the Apple

Nanaimo Bars

Franci 19 Dec 2011 Food Recipes

Let me introduce you to a lovely piece of goodness. This little bite of joy is apparently a Canadian treat, and when I saw a recipe for it online some months back, I knew it would be something Ben would enjoy. Chocolate, nuts and coconut in the base, a sweet and smooth middle, and chocolate on top. Oh, it’s as good as it sounds. Actually, it’s better. And it is surprisingly not sickly sweet. Ben said it probably topped his old-time favourite, Country House Butterscotch Brownies, which says a lot. It’s called a Nanaimo Bar, and you should go make some. Soon.

Here’s a link to the recipe I used.

Comments (7)

Hilary 19 Dec 2011 at 11:58am

This looks like a must-bake recipe to me! I hits me in all the make-my-tummy-happy places: chocolate (check), nuts (check), coconut (check), vanilla cream (check). I’m printing off the recipe, to get the ingredients at the store.

Michelle Kloosterman 19 Dec 2011 at 1:43pm

Hahaha, Jessica is making them this very moment. One of our favorites.

Lillian 19 Dec 2011 at 4:39pm

Thanks Franci! I’m sure I’ll bake this sometime in the future, when my hubby-to-be is craving something sweet and chocolate. :)

Jeremy E 20 Dec 2011 at 9:56am


Hannah 20 Dec 2011 at 4:43pm

Looks amazing! How pronounced is the coconut flavor/texture?

Franci 20 Dec 2011 at 4:50pm

Hmmm, it’s not the main flavour or texture.. perhaps a bit like in Cherry Delight.

Laurel 21 Dec 2011 at 6:53pm

Looks yummy - and if it’s better than Country House Brownies, it’s gotta be! We’ll try them as soon as our supply of Christmas chocolates and cookies has dwindled a little.