The Nanaimo bar is a dessert of Canadian origin popular
across North America. A type of chocolate no-bake square, it is named after the
West-Coast city of Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Left: Traditional Nanaimo Bars.
It consists of a wafer crumb-based
layer, topped by a layer of light vanilla or custard flavoured butter icing,
which is covered in chocolate made from melted chocolate squares.
varieties are possible by using different types of crumb, flavours of icing
(e.g. mint, peanut butter), and types of chocolate. Two popular variations on
the traditional Nanaimo bar involve mint flavoured icing or mocha flavoured