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Old 04-18-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Low Carb Nanaimo Bars

Watch the amounts of sweeteners you use for this recipe. Too much makes it really "twangy"!!! Taste test often.

Only 2.5 grams net carb per bar



INGREDIENTS

Bottom Layer
½ cup unsalted butter. melted
¼ cup granular sweetener (or sweetener to equal 1/4 cup)
5 tbsp. cocoa
1 egg beaten
1 3/4 cups almond meal
1 cup coconut

Second Layer
½ cup unsalted butter
3 tbsp cream
2 Tbsp. vanilla custard powder
2 cup powdered sweetener to equal 2 cups sugar (powdered in a nut or coffee grinder. measure before grinding)

Third Layer
4 oz NSA chocolate chips (I used Lily’s)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter



DIRECTIONS

Bottom Layer.
Combine and press firmly into an ungreased 8″ x 8″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

Second Layer
Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and powdered sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.

Third Layer
Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.

Makes 24 bars



Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 194.4
Total Fat: 17.6 g
Cholesterol: 32.9 mg
Sodium: 67.9 mg
Total Carbs: 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
Protein: 3.3 g
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:08 AM   #2
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Thank you! These sound so good! Where do you buy Lilly's chocolate chips? I get the Krisda ones at super store and they are good, but they are out of stock often.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:16 AM   #3
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Netrition has Lily's Sweets Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips, No Sugar Added...
Lily's Sweets Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips, No Sugar Added
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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What is custard powder? *blush* Is that Vanilla Pudding?
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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Yes, what is custard powder? Instant Pudding?
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:14 PM   #6
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Birds custard powder...must have for good Nanaimo bars
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:17 PM   #7
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Birds custard powder...must have for good Nanaimo bars
Where do we find that and what is the carb count?
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:44 PM   #8
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Ingredients: Cornflour, Salt, Colour (Annatto), Flavouring
The package says 84.2g carbohydrates trace of fibre for 100g powder. So 1 tablespoon is about 14.3g of powder.

It's English. I found it online. It sounds high carb, and basically like our cornstarch with flavoring.

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Old 04-20-2014, 03:52 PM   #9
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So about .84g carbs per 1g powder × 28.6g for 2 tablespoons = about 24 carbs?
The math confuses me a bit.
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:12 PM   #10
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Given: 84.2 gm carb / 100 gm powder
So ? gm carb / 1 gm powder
84.2 x 1 / 100 = 0.842 gm carb per 1 gm powder

Given: 14.3 gm powder / 1 tbs
100 gm powder is then equal to approx. 6.993 tbs
(I wanted to see the yield per package)

Find gm carbs per gram of powder:
28.6 gm powder / 2 tbs
14.3 gm powder x 0.842 gm carb = 12.04 gm carb total
28.6 gm powder x 0.842 gm carb = 24.08 gm carb total

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Sounds like vanilla-flavored, yellow-colored corn starch, doesn't it? Could we use our own thickeners, add yellow food coloring and vanilla extract?
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Sounds like vanilla-flavored, yellow-colored corn starch, doesn't it? Could we use our own thickeners, add yellow food coloring and vanilla extract?
Yep. Looks that way to me!
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:25 PM   #13
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I just found the Bird's at QFC. If it's 24 cbs, that comes out to one per bar. Makes sense. Flirt puts the carbs at 4ish per bar.
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There is protein pudding powder on the market. I would think a vanilla flavor would work - and keep the carb count down.
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Man, I'd just make my own custard. Or use SF Jell-o Pudding in a pinch...but that's pretty carby too.
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These sound great! I wonder if I could sub vanilla protein powder for the custard powder? Can't use that 'cause my daughter is allergic to annatto.

What does the custard powder add? Would this really need a thickener? Guess I'll have try it see what happens.
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I remember making these years ago and we used s/f vanilla pudding. I found a few of the discussions.

My kingdom for a LC Nanaimo Bar!!!!



Post #11 is Linda Sues lovely picture of one.
Help with Nanimo Bars

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