I have never had or made another version of Nanaimo Bars. That said, I really like this recipe as is. I first made it a couple years ago and have made the bars several times since. Everyone loves them! I cut them really small since they're so rich.
AmysFavorites Posted: 01/07/10
Foodiewife Posted: 12/21/09
Wow! I was so disappointed in this recipe. I've made Nanaimo bars, but misplaced my original recipe. When I made the crust, I realized that this recipe is so far from the authentic Nanaimo bar, that I had to throw out the crust and start over-- it was bitter and just not right. I found the real recipe, which involves cooking the egg, butter, sugar and cocoa over a double boiler until thick-- then adding to the dry ingredients. Much better! Also, you have to use Custard Powder! Vanilla? No way! Sorry, but this recipe was just not up to par.
janran Posted: 01/24/10
That must have been a mistake - unsweetened chocolate for the topping. Should be semi-sweet