LOOKING for: Nanaimo Bars with Cream Cheese Filling

sjarzDecember 9, 2007

Hi everyone -

does anybody have a Nanaimo Bar recipe that uses cream cheese in the filling instead of custard powder? Alternately, does anyone know how much cream cheese one would use as the filling?


Suzan J

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Sorry; that had PB filling.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2007 at 10:51AM
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It's my understanding that true Nanaimo Bars from British Columbia, Canada use the custard powder, and I've never seen a recipe using cream cheese. However, here's the recipe I received years ago from a Canadian, and it is very, very good. I hope you enjoy it.

Named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup granulated sugar
5 Tablespoons regular cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
Combine in two-quart saucepan. Heat and then boil gently for 2 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly. It may look odd, but keep going.

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Add to above, mixing well. Press firmly into lightly greased 9x13" pan.

1/4 cup margarine, softened
3 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups confectioner's sugar
Combine with mixer in small bowl. Put dollops all around bottom layer, then spread gently until smooth. Chill.

3 one-ounce squares semi-sweet chocolate, or 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons margarine
Melt together and spread on top of white layer. Chill until firm.

Cut into 1" squares. Store in refrigerator, in the back if you must hide them.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2008 at 6:26PM
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