Put the two together and dun dun dun (very dramatic music here!)
Yummy AWESOME. That’s right baby!
So what’s a Nanaimo Bar you ask! Apparently I’ve just been told by my mother that it’s another Canadian thing. It’s a chocolate cookie crust with a sweet creamy custard center covered in chocolate! Seriously, what’s not to love????
I found this on the Kraft Canada website many moons ago and have made it every year for our annual Christmas party. It’s always a big hit.
I halved the recipe because we aren’t having a party but it still makes a 9” by 12” pan. Which is more than enough for this family so after a taste I sent it in to Rob’s work as a treat! It was gone by lunch!
Recipe – adapted from KraftCanada.com
- 2 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (I used the Oreo crisp wafers)
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut
- 4 pkg brick cream cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp Birds Custard Powder (this I bought at World Market b/c it’s not something the local grocery store here keeps. In Ottawa, it is)
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 4 oz bitter sweet chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix crumbs, coconut and butter until well blended. Press firmly onto bottom of 13x9 inch baking pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
- Beat cream cheese, sugar and custard powder in electric mixer.
- Add eggs one at a time until blended.
- Pour over crust.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until center is almost set.
- Cool and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
- Melt chocolate and combine with whipping cream. Pour over chilled cheesecake.
- Place back in fridge until chocolate is set. Decorate as you want.
So if you like Nanaimo bars and cheesecake, you’ll love this! What I like about this is that it’s not as sweet as a true Nanaimo bar.
Thanks for looking!
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