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Old 03-09-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Never Thought I'd Get Excited About This.....



I found this set of toaster-oven sized bake/cookware at Safeway. They fit the Airstream criteria: lightweight, doesn't take up much space, and serve a dual purpose. The casserole/cake pan has a plastic cover which will work well on the move. Perfect for Nanaimo Bars!

Most of you are probably wondering...what is a Nanaimo Bar? It is a sinfully-rich dessert bar which was invented in Nanaimo, B.C.



Nanaimo is a city on the east-coast of Vancouver Island. Its roots are in logging and fishing. You have to take a two-hour ferry ride from Vancouver to get there


Nanaimo Harbour

Loggers and fishermen work pretty hard and burn-up many calories. So, a Nanaimo housewife named Mabel Jenkins submitted the recipe to a fundraising cookbook in the 1950s. They were originally called "Mable's Bars" and were offered in many Nanaimo cafes. Tourists, particularly U.S. tourists who would come to Nanaimo from Seattle and California on their pleasure boats started calling them "Nanaimo Bars" and the name stuck.

Here is a link with my favourite Nanaimo Bar recipe.
Nanaimo Bars Nanaimo Bar Recipes

"The dark side" may have cookies, but come to the FAN (Fly at Night).

We have Nanaimo Bars!
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Yummy! Um, isn't Nanaimo also where the Canadian HQ for the Hell's Angels is?
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I found this set of toaster-oven sized bake/cookware at Safeway. They fit the Airstream criteria: lightweight, doesn't take up much space, and serve a dual purpose. The casserole/cake pan has a plastic cover which will work well on the move. Perfect for Nanaimo Bars!

Most of you are probably wondering...what is a Nanaimo Bar? It is a sinfully-rich dessert bar which was invented in Nanaimo, B.C.



Nanaimo is a city on the east-coast of Vancouver Island. Its roots are in logging and fishing. You have to take a two-hour ferry ride from Vancouver to get there


Nanaimo Harbour

Loggers and fishermen work pretty hard and burn-up many calories. So, a Nanaimo housewife named Mabel Jenkins submitted the recipe to a fundraising cookbook in the 1950s. They were originally called "Mable's Bars" and were offered in many Nanaimo cafes. Tourists, particularly U.S. tourists who would come to Nanaimo from Seattle and California on their pleasure boats started calling them "Nanaimo Bars" and the name stuck.

Here is a link with my favourite Nanaimo Bar recipe.
Nanaimo Bars Nanaimo Bar Recipes

"The dark side" may have cookies, but come to the FAN (Fly at Night).

We have Nanaimo Bars!

Oh my goodness!

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I have a sweet tooth, but Nanaimo bars are just too sweet for me.
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Or another way to get to Nanaimo is to take the Ferry from Port Angeles, WA and drive North to Nanaimo. Been there, great place!! Many other areas to visit around there on the Island.

Thanks for the recipe, looks tasty. Am going to have to try it!!
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I think I'll be able to try baking this WAY before I'll get to Nainamo, but will definitely do both and soon!
Thanks for sharing, Derek
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I can't wait to try the recipe, my hubby is Canadian and I have tried these in the past for him.... Needless to say they weren't very good. I will try again!
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I just copied the recipe and will go to Safeway in hopes they have the pans too. Thanks so much for sharing. Love these kinds of posts ;-)
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #9
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Travel Bird, I scanned the box for you. They are made in America; should be in your Safeway stores too.

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I can't wait to try the recipe, my hubby is Canadian and I have tried these in the past for him.... Needless to say they weren't very good. I will try again!
Doglady, as Cameront wrote, they can be awfully sweet. I have cut the icing sugar in the second layer down to one cup instead of two. I think the real secret is getting the custard firm enough.

Hope it works for you~!
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I think I'll be able to try baking this WAY before I'll get to Nainamo, but will definitely do both and soon!
Thanks for sharing, Derek
crazee, did you know they won't let Rvers into Nanaimo w/o a Nanaimo-bar passport? Just show your pan of bars to the inspector before boarding the ferry.
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Or another way to get to Nanaimo is to take the Ferry from Port Angeles, WA and drive North to Nanaimo. Been there, great place!! Many other areas to visit around there on the Island.

Thanks for the recipe, looks tasty. Am going to have to try it!!
Smiles, yes. That's another route. The Port Angeles ferry docks in Victoria. You'll have to drive the Malahat Summit though. Very pretty drive, but a bit taxing on your TV. There is a Malahat bypass ferry at Brentwood Bay (unless they shut it down). You would have to check that.
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I have a sweet tooth, but Nanaimo bars are just too sweet for me.
cameront, I agree. On pan of Nanaimo bars every Christmas is all I can take!
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Yummy! Um, isn't Nanaimo also where the Canadian HQ for the Hell's Angels is?
Aage, I wouldn't be surprised. I've seen some pretty big bikers there. Must be all that beer with the Nanaimo bars!
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