Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Nanaimo Bars - January 2010 Daring Bakers' Challenge!

The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and www.nanaimo.ca.


I am still not quite up to par.  So Mom actually tackled these.  When she first saw the recipe the other day, she could not believe it, she had made this recipe 34 years ago and had gotten the recipe from a Canadian while she was attending Lake Superior State University!  They called them Manaimo Bars.  The recipe was the same (well, it didn't call for gluten free graham wafers. . . )

The gluten free graham wafers were delicious all on their own!

Here is the recipe and the directions.


  1. Your mum's 34 year old recipe must of been one of the 1st version's of Nanaimo bars. Nice photo. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia. Yes the gf wafers are very tasty.

  2. love that there is a little history in this months challenge for you or better your mom.
    great job.

  3. how nice to have your mom around to cook with! i wish that mine was closer. the nanaimo bars look great. well done once again!