Nanaimo bars aren't very popular in Australia, and it may come as no surprise that a Canadian colleague was actually the first person to introduce me to these delicious treats. They're a simple but unstoppable offering: a crunchy loaded base, a creamy custard filling, and a rich chocolate topping. I've made a few tweaks to the more traditional recipes, making this version vegan and giving it a chocolate ganache finish.
They're great for sharing, very decadent and ultra indulgent, so you'll only need a little to satisfy your sweet tooth. They can be a little messy and difficult to cut into pieces, but I think a lack of uniformity gives them a lovely charm! Store them in the refrigerator for up to a week and the freezer for a few months.