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.
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! 🙂
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.
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.
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!
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!!!