Whenever I do Christmas baking, Nanaimo Bars are a must. Living here on Vancouver Island, only a couple of hours from Nanaimo, it seems almost obligatory. This recipe, culled from the Victoria Times Colonist many years ago, was the winner of a contest in Nanaimo in 1986, whereby they sought the ultimate Nanaimo Bar. The lady who submitted it was called Joyce Hardcastle. I have enjoyed her recipe every year since then.