A Nanaimo Bar is a great holiday treat. The delectable crust; a combination of cocoa powder, coconut, pecans, and vegan butter is topped with thin layer of sweet buttery goodness, which is then glossed with a smooth chocolate icing!
This is such a delicious dessert for a Christmas menu. Nanaimo Bars are traditional in Canada at holiday time. They are perfect for a Thanksgiving or Easter menu too. Just decorate them to suit the occasion.
Would you like to make a special vegan treat for your child's Halloween party? Decorate each square with pumpkins or spiders drawn from orange coloured icing.
Whatever the celebration, these chocolaty treats will become a family favourite.
Instead of graham cracker crumbs I like to use Dad's Oatmeal cookies crumbled in a food processor. They make a fantastic crust. I find that pecans work very well in this recipe but you can use walnuts or any other kind of nut you have handy.
- 3/4 cup melted vegan butter (like Earth Balance)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 2 cups Dad's Oatmeal Cookie Crumbs
- 1 cup fine flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup ground pecans
Mix together all of the base ingredients thoroughly. If it is at all dry add a little more butter. Press mixture into a 9" square pan. Refridgerate while making filling.
- 1/4 cup vegan butter
- 2 tbsp. custard powder
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp. soymilk or other non-dairy milk
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 3 oz. semi sweet vegan chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. vegan butter
Melt chocolate and butter together in the microwave or in a double boiler. Spread on chilled mixture. Decorate with red, green, and white sprinkles. Let icing set in fridge, then cut into squares with a sharp knife. Keep in fridge.
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