Scuttle (scuttle) wrote in vegancooking,

Nanaimo Bars

I just made some Nanaimo bars for emperorkefka to try and cheer him up despite his long weekend workload. I used a recipe based on this. The only tough thing was thickening the custard enough that it was not destroyed when the melted chocolate was poured over top, but I think it worked. They are in the fridge chilling right now.

Nanaimo Bar Recipe
Bottom Layer

½ cup unsalted butter (European style cultured) <--- Here I used unsalted Fleischman's margarine.
¼ cup sugar
5 tbsp. cocoa

1 egg beaten <--- I used Ener-G.
1 ¼ cups graham wafer crumbs
½ c. finely chopped almonds
1 cup coconut

Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Press firmly into an ungreased 8" x 8" pan.
Second Layer

½ cup unsalted butter <--- I used unsalted Fleischman's margarine again.
2 Tbsp. and 2 Tsp. cream <--- I used regular soy milk. Silk creamer would probably work well.
2 Tbsp. vanilla custard powder <---- I used Bird's custard powder, which is unflavoured so if you try this you might want to add vanilla and adjust the sugar amounts to taste.
2 cups icing sugar

Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.
Third Layer

4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter <--- Once again with Fleischman's.

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.

Enjoy! Mine just came out of the fridge! They are not quite authentic, I blame too much Bird's since I was short on icing sugar. Still tasty, and pure fat!
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