Nanaimo Bars

26  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 3 hr 45 min total
  • Makes 32 servings.

The classic Canadian treat has made the move over the border to become a crowd-pleaser in the U.S., too. You'll love our coconut-graham-walnut crust and creamy vanilla center.

Nanaimo Bars Recipe


  • 1-1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate (6 oz.), divided
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine


  • Mix  crumbs, coconut and nuts in medium bowl. Microwave 2 oz. chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. until butter is melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add to crumb mixture; mix well. Press onto bottom of 9-inch square pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Beat  dry pudding mix, 1/3 cup softened butter and boiling water in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in sugar; spread over crust. Refrigerate 15 min.
  • Microwave  remaining chocolate and 1 Tbsp. butter in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. to 1 min. or until butter is melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted. Carefully spread over pudding layer. Refrigerate several hours or until firm before cutting into bars. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseSince this dessert makes 32 servings, it's a great treat to serve a crowd.

Make it EasyTo make cleanup and serving of the bars easier, line empty pan with foil or parchment paper, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Then use to prepare dessert as directed. When ready to serve, use the foil handles to remove the chilled dessert from the pan before cutting into bars.


Nutrition Information

Makes 32 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 160 
    • Total fat 9 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 15 mg
    • Sodium 115 mg
    • Carbohydrate 19 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 14 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 1 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 0 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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