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Nanaimo Bars

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
20 min
35 min
Nanaimo Bars are known and loved for their combination of chocolate, coconut and cream. Chef Corbin’s version takes those classic flavours and pairs them to create a delicious Nanaimo-inspired variation, packed with flavour but not fat.


All-purpose flour

1½ cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

¾ cup(s)

Unpacked brown sugar

1 cup(s), or sweetener (sugar substitute)

Baking powder

1 tsp(s)

Egg white(s)

4 egg white(s), medium

Unsweetened applesauce

1 cup(s), plus 3 tbsp

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Shredded coconut meat

¾ cup(s), unsweetened Icing:

Fat-free cream cheese

1 cup(s)


½ cup(s), icing

Imitation coconut extract

1 tsp(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 inch square spring form pan with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa and baking powder; sift until evenly combined, add the sugar.
  2. In a larger bowl whisk the egg whites until frothy, stir in the applesauce and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture and the shredded coconut and stir until well combined.
  3. For the icing, combine all ingredients and stir until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into an 8-inch square baking pan and tap gently to remove air bubbles. Bake the batter for 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes clean.
  5. Allow the baked bars to completely cool. Remove the cooled baked bars from the baking tray and spread the cream cheese frosting over the entire top surface- slice into 12 even slices and serve.