Nanaimo Bars

posted by Marlen 12-03-101 4:57 PM

Nanaimo Bars

Bottom Layer:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. cocoa
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup nuts, chopped

Middle Layer:
2 Tbsp vanilla pudding powder
1/2 cup soft butter
2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup milk

Top Layer:
1 Tbsp butter
4 - 5oz. semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate bars

Bottom Layer: In a double boiler, melt butter, sugar, cocoa; add egg and vanilla and cook until thickened. Add crumbs, coconut and nuts. Press into buttered 9-inch square pan and chill for about 15 minutes.

Middle Layer: Beat together butter, pudding mix powder, sugar and milk and spread evenly over bottom layer. Chill 15 minutes.

Top Layer: Melt chocolate with butter; cool slightly and gently spread over second layer. Chill until just set. Score with a sharp knife, then cut into squares. (Can be frozen for up to 6 months)

Variations: Cherry Nanaimo Bars: add 1 tbsp. Kirsch and red food coloring.

Mint Nanaimo Bars: add 1 tbsp. Creme de Menthe and green food coloring.

Grand Marnier Nanaimo Bars: add 1 tbsp. Grand Marnier

Go to Mimi's Archive Page

Return to Mimi's Recipe Request Line