detail Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars with Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener

From its origin in Nanaimo, British Columbia, this traditional bar is rich and filling. This recipe, made with Truvía® calorie-free sweetener, has 20% fewer calories* and 55% less sugar* than the full-sugar version. Makes 25 bars.

Serving size

1 bar


Calories 160


Bottom Layer

  • 12 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Truvía® calorie-free sweetener spoonable*

  • 13 cup (75 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 egg, pasteurized

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

  • 2 cups (500 mL) graham cracker crumbs

  • 1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 12 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts

*or 4 packets Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener


  • 12 cup (125 mL) Truvía® calorie-free sweetener spoonable**

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) corn starch

  • 13 cup (50 mL) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 12 cup (125 mL) powdered sugar

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) skim milk

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) vanilla custard powder or vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

**or 32 packets Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener


  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) unsalted butter


  • 1.

    In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.

  • 2.

    Remove from heat and stir in the Truvía® calorie-free sweetener and cocoa powder. Whisk in the beaten egg. Return the saucepan to low heat stirring constantly until the mixture thickens (1 - 2 minutes).

  • 3.

    Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, graham cracker crumbs, coconut, and walnuts.

  • 4.

    Press the mixture into a greased 9” square pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm (about an hour).

  • 5.

    In a coffee or spice grinder, mix the Truvía® calorie-free sweetener and corn starch until it resembles powdered sugar.

  • 6.

    In a separate bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the powdered Truvía® sweetener and beat until the mixture is smooth. If the mixture is too thick to spread, add a little more milk.

  • 7.

    Spread the filling over the bottom layer, cover, and refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes).

  • 8.

    Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter.

  • 9.

    Spread over the filling and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to allow the topping to harden.

*This bar has 160 calories and 7 grams of sugar per serving as compared to 200 calories and 16 grams of sugar per serving in the full-sugar version.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 160
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 50mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fibre 1g
Sugars 7g
Erythritol 5g
Protein 2g