Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The origin of the GREAT Nanaimo Bar

Picture from here

It appears that there are those in the world who don't know the wondrous delight of sinking your teeth into the scrumptious Christmas time treat known as Nanaimo Bar.

This shocks me.

And I am so sad for you.

Really. You need to make it and then sit down and savour (yes, with a 'u'!) every crumb.

Apparently it hails from Canada, Nanaimo, BC to be exact. Here is the recipe (GET IT, MAKE IT). It also mentions something about "New York Slice". Whatever, if y'all want to mimic us Canadians go right ahead... but don't steal the name.

I kid, I kid! I have no idea where it came from but I have always called it Nanaimo Bar.

And don't fool yourself into believing that the bought stuff is just as good. As my family's self proclaimed Nanaimo tasting expert, I assure you, it's not EVEN close.

13 comments:

teeni said...

Oooooh, Kami I LOVE you for not forgetting to post this for us! This looks so good - I will have to try making a version of it. I say version because I'm not really sure about what vanilla custard powder is and wonder if I could use vanilla instant pudding mix in it's place or something else. Oh, I want one NOW! ;)

Angella said...

Hee!

I just posted my own Nanaimo Bar recipe on my recipe site.


Nanaimo Bars

They are way too good. We Canadians rock, eh?

:)

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Wow! Who knew? They are even "Legendary". I'm shocked, just shocked that no one has told me about these before, there must be some mistake! :) Thanks so much for posting the recipe, Kami, seriously, they sound wonderful and look really yummy, too! The story of how that lady won the contest is so cool! I think I may just have to make some of these for Christmas!

LVGurl said...

I've been wondering about that! See, blogging makes me more worldly. Now I need to make some of those.

The Foulds said...

Bought nanaimo bars are GROSS!!!

Hannah said...

I knew it had to be a Canadian thing! ;-)

Thanks for posting the recipe. I'm always keen to try new things, perhaps I'll give this a whirl!

Brittany - 4 little MEN said...

That looks delicious! I might have to make those. :)

Thanks for the recipe

Brittany

Stacie said...

it looks devine........I will let you know if I get the courage to make these....

You canadians know what you are talking aboat (hahaha, the only CA thing I know to say, eh?)

Anonymous said...

I really never knew about the origin of this sinfully delicious morsel, but my Mother was making them back in the 60's and got my family hooked on them, not to mention Pop!! Enjoy everyone!
Grams

Kellan said...

I have never heard of this Nanaimo bar - but it sounds delicious and I am going to have to make it - woo hoo!!

Thanks for coming over and leaving the nice Birthday wish for my Mom - that was so sweet. Take care and see you soon. Kellan

Tracey said...

I'll have to click that linky if it's that good! Who knows? Maybe I've had it and didn't even know it...

kaylee said...

wish I could eat that.You are tauting me now.I cant eat sugar no fair ;) How are you?

natasha said...

These are a true Canadian treat! So much so that you American's can't even buy the key ingredient, custard powder, in the US!

Finally, after having my sister in the US ship me all the good stuff she can buy that I can't get here, she has to ask ME to ship her custard powder!! :)

cheers!