"Nanaimo bars with a blackberry twist; they take a while to be ready to eat, but are well worth the wait." — QTPIEANGELICA
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unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups
graham cracker crumbs
butter at room temperature
custard powder (such as Bird's® Custard Powder)
12 (1 ounce) squares
This was my first experience with Nanaimo Bars, and I'm not sure whether these are classified as a bar cookie or a candy. They seem like candy to me---judging by the amount of sugar. My finished product came out looking very attractive. I cut the bars into small squares, and tried one. The first bite made every tooth in my head ache. Also, I'm not sure that 1/4 cup of blackberries is enough, as I really couldn't taste them in the filling. I also found that 5 squares of chocolate was sufficient to make the glaze. I do think it is great that folks in the Nanaimo area have a "treat" that they are known for and that they enjoy. I would encourage them to try this recipe and post their comments. Just because it was too sweet for my taste doesn't mean that others wouldn't enjoy this.
A little soggy if the berries arn't dried.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sunshine Coast-Style Nanaimo Bars
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 206
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