Unbaked Maple Nanaimo Bars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hutchinson Maple



  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa
  • 2 tbsp Hutchinson Maple Syrup, or Pure Infused Vanilla, Cinnamon & Star Anise
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp to 1/4 cup water (as needed)


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in 2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp Hutchinson Maple Syrup, or Pure Infused Vanilla, Cinnamon & Star Anise
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup water (as needed)


  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil



  • Grease an 8x8 pan and line with parchment paper.
  • Combine walnuts, coconut, oats and dates in a food processor, pulse until pieces are combined and uniform in size.
  • Add cocoa, maple syrup, salt and vanilla, and pulse until it begins to form a ball.
  • If necessary, add water slowly until the dough sticks together.
  • Press into the pan in a uniform layer


  • In a high speed blender, add soaked cashews, melted oil, maple syrup and water as necessary to blend.
  • Blend until you have reached a very smooth consistency.
  • Spread over the crust layer in the pan.


  • Melt dark chocolate in microwave or in a double boiler.
  • Add melted coconut.
  • Pour over filling layer in the pan.
  • Let sit for at least 1 hour in the freezer before serving.
  • Store Nanaimo bars in freezer.
  • Cut with a knife that has been run under hot water to prevent the chocolate from cracking.

Vanilla, Cinnamon & Star Anise

We created this flavour profile to deepen the silky sweetness of maple syrup and give it an exotic twist. Starting with pure vanilla, cinnamon bark and just a touch of star anise, this infusion creates a familiar yet unique taste that will transport you to the spice markets of the Orient. Use it to give a distinct twist to bread puddings, ice cream or your morning oatmeal. Better yet, transform your everyday pancakes, waffles or French toast into something extraordinary.

How To Use

  • Bread puddings, to give them a distinct twist
  • Drizzled over ice cream
  • With pancakes, waffles and French toast
  • On any number of warm breakfast cereals – cream of wheat, oatmeal, kasha
  • As a exotic sweetener for whipping cream
  • Over cheesecake
  • In smoothies and yogurt
  • To replace simple syrups in warm and cold beverages (vanilla steamers, iced coffees, etc.)