• Makes 36
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


This Nanaimo slice is named after the town in Canada where it originated.

Ingredients (makes 36 Pieces)

  • 125g Butter
  • 1/4 cup Caster sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa
  • 1x 59g Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 250g Plain sweet biscuits (Nice), finely crushed
  • 1 Cup Dessiccated coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Finely chopped nuts
  • 2 Tbsp Custard powder (for topping)
  • 90g Butter, softened (for topping)
  • 2 Cups Icing sugar mixture, sifted (for topping)


  1. Grease a 20cm x 30cm pan and line with enough baking paper to cover base and sides of pan.
  2. Combine butter (125g), caster sugar and cocoa in a small pan, stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat, cool slightly, then stir in egg and vanilla.
  3. Place biscuit crumbs, coconut, and nuts in a bowl, stir in melted butter mixture and mix until ingredients are moistened. Press mixture firmly over base of prepared pan and refrigerate.
  4. TOPPING: Blend custard powder to a smooth paste with 2 Tbsp warm water. Beat butter (90g) in a bowl with electric mixer until creamy, then add icing sugar and custard paste. Beat on low speed until ingredients combine, then increase speed and beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Spread over biscuit base. Return slice to fridge until firm. Cut into small squares. Slice will keep for several days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Lovely sweet treat for friends with a cuppa.

  • Oh wow I would love to try this recipe thankyou for sharing


  • Oh wow, this looks and sounds amazing!!


  • This sounds so delicious. Will definitely be making this.


  • oh something a little different, might have to make that on the weekend!


  • This looks very lovely. Thank you.


  • Thanks for sharing – would be great for the school fete.


  • Thanks for sharing, but not my type of recipe.


  • At first look, this reminded me of carrot cake sliced up into small pieces and of that, I’m a huge fan. The name did intrigue me, but now I understand this is not a mysterious or tricky sweet. Just a simple and yummy one.


  • mmm… this looks really yummy. Like carrot cake, can’t wait to try it.


  • The family loved this and are asking for more to be made.


  • This looks so moorish


  • Looks delicious


  • Looks similar to carrot cake yet completely different


  • This slice looks so irresistible.


  • These sound interesting to make – are they a staple in Canada?


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