Recipe | Peanut Butter Nanaimo Slice - A Canadian Treat

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As you may have noticed on my blog, I sometimes participate in Reddit's 52 Weeks of Cooking Challenge. This week's theme was Canada which peaked my interest because outside of Degrassi Junior High I don't really know much aboot (see what I did there?) Canada, in particular their food. After a Google search it became clear that Canadian food seems to include a lot of naughty treats like Poutine (chips covered in gravy and cheese curd) and Butter Tarts. After browsing all the different dish,  I decided to try making a sweet slice named Nanaimo, not knowing what it would taste like (barely knowing how to pronounce it) I adapted recipes online with ingredients found in my kitchen. And the result? Delish and easy. There was no baking involved and I think its a nice alternative to the regular slices, like caramel slice, that people usually make. Plus you can slice it up, cutely wrap it up in some red cellophane and ta da! A cute, little Christmas gift.

100 grams butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 egg, whisked
100 grams crumbed arrowroot or marie biscuits
1 cup desiccated coconut

76 grams butter
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup icing sugar

Chocolate Glaze
200 gram chocolate, roughly chopped
4 tablespoons butter

1. Double boil the 100 grams butter
2. Once melted, stir in the 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup cocoa powder until well combined
3. Whisk in the egg, continue whisking for about 5 minutes so the egg can cook.
4. Remove from the heat and add the biscuit crumbs and coconut. Mix well the press the mixture into a 10 x 20cm greased tray lined with greased baking paper.
5. Set aside while you work on the filing.
6. Using an electric mixer, mix together the peanut butter, butter and icing sugar until well combined.
7. Spread the filling over the base and place in freezer.
8. Double the butter and chocolate, stir until well combined.
9. Allow the chocolate glaze to cool before pouring over the filling. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Then refrigerate for another 30 minutes before slicing it up and enjoying the Canadian deliciousness!

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  1. Talk about AMAZING! I've visited Canada but never got to try a Nanaimo Bar before - next time I'll hunt them down. This looks incredible!

  2. I've never had Nanaimo either, but I have to say it looks delicious!! I do love Canada, though!


  3. I love it, what a great recipe and with peanut butter - thank you, this will be delicious and I can make it ahead of Christmas day xx

  4. Hi Dani I have nominated you for a Liebster award. Can you please send me an email (No need to publish this post). Thanks Cheers Merryn

  5. I've never actually had nanaimo bars, but I have heard many good things about them! YUM.

  6. These sound amazing! I've never tried nanaimo bars but I have no doubt your peanut butter version is even better than the original!


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