Nanaimo bars hold a special place in the hearts of many Canadians, but recently this dessert and its fascinating history has been attracting attention internationally. Michelle and Barack Obama even served it at a US state dinner with the Trudeaus in 2016. And the term “Nanaimo bar” has been canonized forever in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Suffice to say, the beloved dessert from BC is here to stay!
To celebrate this three-layer no-bake classic, we asked recipe developer Sonia Wong to create a decadent version using Lindt Excellence 85% Cacao Dark Chocolate. And since she also specializes in recipes that limit gluten, dairy and artificial additives, she has provided substitutions that allow everyone to enjoy a bite!