Nanaimo Bars

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Total Time
40 min

Silk Nanaimo Bars Recipe


  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted margarine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp (40 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) egg replacer
  • 1 3/4 cups (400 g) graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup (100 g) toasted coconut
  • 1/3 cup (30 g) sliced almonds 

Custard Filling

  • 3/4 cup (190 ml) unsalted margarine
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp (65 ml) Silk Vanilla Almond Coffee Whitener
  • 3 Tbsp (30 g) vegan pudding mix or vegan custard powder
  • 3 cups (450 g) powdered sugar


  • 1 cup (210 g) semi sweet non-dairy chocolate or carob chips
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) margarine 

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  • Prepare crust
  • In the top of a double boiler, combine margarine, sugar and cocoa powder. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth.
  • Beat in egg replacer and stir until thick, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in graham cracker crumbs, coconut and almonds.
  • Press into the bottom of an ungreased 8x8” (20x20 cm) pan.
  • Prepare custard filling
  • For the middle layer, cream together margarine, Silk and custard powder until light and fluffy. Mix in powered sugar until smooth.
  • Spread over bottom layer in pan and chill to set.
  • Prepare icing
  • While the second layer chills, melt chocolate and margarine together in the microwave or over low heat. Spread over chilled bars.
  • Once chocolate has set, cut into squares and enjoy!