No dessert spread is complete without Nanaimo bars. Layers of chewy coconut, creamy custard and sweet chocolate come together in this classic B.C. treat that’s truly a fan favourite from coast-to-coast. From traditional to pumpkin to decadent cheesecake bars, sink your teeth into our scrumptious Nanaimo bar recipes.
Anna Olson’s Nanaimo Bars
For those who like a little extra crunch in their nanaimo bars, roughly chopped walnuts give the base of these sweet bars a chewy bite.
Learn how to make Anna Olson’s Nanaimo Bars
Nanaimo Cheesecake Bars
The classic Canadian layered bar gets a cheesecake twist in this delicious treat that will quickly become a family favourite.
The Ultimate Nanaimo Bars
The history of the Nanaimo bar can be traced back to the Vancouver Island city of Nanaimo, B.C., with the first known recipe published in 1953. Requiring no baking, Nanaimo bars have become a favourite dessert thanks to the ease of making them along with their undeniable sweetness.
Nanaimo Bar Pie
It was just a matter of time before pie and Nanaimo bars got together. Break out your pie pan and celebrate the flavours of your favourite B.C. bar with this chocolate-filled recipe. Each delicious bite has a crumbly graham cracker and coconut base topped with creamy custard and a rich chocolate glaze. For more great Canadian desserts, try one of these scrumptious options.
Cappuccino Nanaimo Bars
The same walnut, coconut and chocolate base you know and love is topped with a bold coffee custard, and a layer of creamy semi-sweet chocolate.
Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Nanaimo Bars
This classic Canadian dessert gets a fall twist with pumpkin and cinnamon. Pumpkin butter cream is spiced with nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon sits atop a crunchy chocolate and coconut base, and is topped with a layer of dark chocolate. You may want to make extra because these will disappear fast!
Nanaimo Ice Cream Cake
Turn that sweet tray favourite into a decadent True North dessert by layering the traditional base and custard filling with ice cream, then topping it off with chocolate.