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Friday, March 11, 2011

Nanaimo Bars

For the past month my Canadian Hubby has been requesting that I make Nanaimo Bars. I'de never heard of them before but he assured me they were out of this world delicious. I came across this recipe here and I knew I HAD to have whatever these were. They looked absolutely amazing. I calculated the Weight Watcher points and I came to a grand total of 18 points per bar. You know they have to be good if they are crammed with that much fat. So NO this is not the recipe for you dieters-- but your family and friends will appreciate them, and you might even be able to sneak a bite.

Nanaimo Bars

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)

1/3 cup butter
3 Tbsp. vanilla pudding powder
1/4 cup milk
3 cups powdered sugar

1 cup chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. butter

Crust: Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in the sugar and cocoa powder until smooth. Whisk in the egg and vanilla and remove from heat. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs, coconut and walnuts. Press into a greased 8 inch square pan and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Filling: Cream the butter. Beat in the vanilla pudding powder and milk. Beat in the sugar slowly. Spread over the base layer and chill in the fridge until it sets.

Topping: Melt the chocolate and butter in a pan on medium and stir until smooth. Spread over the filling layer and chill in fridge until chocolate starts to set up. Before chocolate completely hardens cut into bars. Let chocolate continue to harden and serve. Makes 9 bars.


1 comment:

  1. This is one of our families traditional Christmas treats! We always have called them Canadian cookies... I remember asking Jack about them one year and was super happy when he confirmed they are actually Canadian! SO SO GOOD! We only make them from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1 helps to keep eating a crazy amount of these to just one month. But honestly I'm considering making them a Easter treat in our home in addition to Christmas. Because basically I crave them all year long! YUMM