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Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs

Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs
Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs

When I was little, I remember making Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs with my mom. I thought it would be a fun tradition to share with my kids, but I was disappointed that I couldn’t find directions online on how to make them. Needless to say that didn’t stop me from trying! It really is quite simple and makes a wonderful, unique addition to Easter. Here are the directions in case you want to try it out.

Directions:

I started with a basic Nanaimo bar recipe that I found online. I started by making the base. I used a ice-cream scoop and the kids helped me made egg like shapes. I let them set in the fridge for a couple hours. You probably don’t need to wait that long, but I needed to go buy custard powder for the filling and it took me a while to find some! 🙂

Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs - Centre
Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs – Centre

Next I used  a knife and roughly applied the icing, which is usually the middle layer of the Nanaimo bars. I used a knife and hot water to smooth them out. And then into the fridge again for an hour to let them set.

Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs - Icing
Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs – Icing

Next I made the chocolate topping, I was hoping that I would be able to dip them or pour the chocolate topping over them, but it was too thick. So once again I gently held each egg in my hand and applied the chocolate with a knife and smoothed it out (as best I could). And again, into the fridge to set.

Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs - With Chocolate
Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs – With Chocolate

Finally, I made a simple butter cream and tinted it various colours and the boys helped me decorate them to look like Easter Eggs. So cute!

Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs
Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs

It was quite a few steps but, in the end, I think they look really pretty. If you’re a fan of Nanaimo bars like we are, it’s worth the effort, because they are absolutely delicious!!!

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Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs
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