Nanaimo Bars, like Butter Tarts, are quintessentially Canadian. Everyone’s got a recipe for it that has been passed down from someone else and everybody loves them. And rightfully so! How can you resist a Nanaimo Bar? The base is similar to a brownie, only better (obviously) because it’s mixed with walnuts and coconut. It’s topped with a sweet vanilla custard and silky smooth chocolate. Pure, cavity creating, bliss.
People love Nanaimo bars so much, that you can pretty much find a recipe for any flavor; peanut butter, mint, you name it, it’s out there. My take on the Nanaimo bar doesn’t change any of the classic elements. It’s the same flavor we all know and love. It still has the chocolaty and nutty base, silky smooth vanilla custard filling, and crisp chocolate topping. The only difference, is that I made it resemble a Cadbury Cream Egg which is fitting considering Easter is just around the corner. I got the idea to make it look like a cream egg from Love and Olive Oil. All you need to do is reserve about 1/3 the filling, dye it yellow and layer it on! Simple as that. You have an Easter version of the Canadian classic dessert.