The Legendary Nanaimo Bar

This creamy, chocolatey treat’s origin is elusive, shrouded in mystery, and claimed by many as their own. Of course, we know that Nanaimo Bars originated in Nanaimo, or they would be called New York Bars, or New Brunswick Bars. Here are some fun facts about this delicious treat!

Music artist macklemore

threw Nanaimo bars into the crowd at a Vancouver concert.

Bottom Layer: Walnuts vs almonds

the debate continues amongst local bakers.

Nanaimo Bars

were served at the White House State Dinner in 2016.

The first published recipe

was in 1952 Women’s Auxilliary Hospital Cookbook, now on display at the Nanaimo Museum.