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Eggnog Nanaimo Bars Vegan

Eggnog Nanaimo Bars {Vegan}

Rebecca Coleman
A delicious Christmas variation on the three-layered bars made famous by a town on Vancouver Island (my vegan version).
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Refrigeration Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

For the crust

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 ¼ cups biscoff cookie crumbs
  • ½ cup vegan butter melted

For the eggnog filling

  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons vegan custard powder Like Bird's
  • ¼ cup vegan butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon liqueur of choice, like bourbon or rum (alternately, just use vanilla)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups icing sugar

For the topping

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk

Instructions
 

To make the base

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8” square pan by lining it with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, place the sugar, cocoa, walnut pieces, coconut and graham cracker crumbs, and toss well to combine. Pour the melted vegan butter overtop and mix well.
  • Press into prepared 8 inch pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

To make the filling

  • Place the eggnog and the custard powder in a medium-sized bowl and whisk them well together until combined. Add in the vegan butter and mix to combine. Add the flavouring and the nutmeg, then mix in the icing sugar until it is smooth. Spread this over top of the base layer evenly, smoothing over the top, and then place in the refrigerator to set for at least 30 minutes.

To make the topping

  • Place a large, heat-proof bowl over top of a small saucepan filled with about an inch of water. Bring the saucepan up to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Place the chocolate chips in the bowl and allow them to melt slowly, stirring occasionally.
  • Once melted, turn off the heat and add the vegan milk. Mix well to combine, making sure the chocolate mixture is smooth.
  • Spread in an even layer over the filling layer. Garnish with a little fleur de sel if desired. Return to the fridge to set for an hour, or overnight.
  • To serve: using the parchment paper, remove the bars from the pan, and cut into 12 or 16 squares.
  • Store for up to a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or in the freezer for up to two months.
Keyword bar, cookies, Square, vegan