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Nanaimo Bars Recipe

Makes: About 24 bars
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Step 1

In large microwaveable bowl, combine 3/4 cup butter, cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Microwave 30 seconds or until butter has melted; stir until smooth. Add graham cracker crumbs, coconut and almonds. Stir until well coated. Press firmly into 9 in. square pan. Cool completely.

Step 2

For filling, beat 2/3 cup butter with electric mixer until smooth. Add pudding mix and confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cream and beat 4-5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled crust. Refrigerate until icing is ready.

Step 3

For icing, combine chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at half (50%) power 1 minute; stir. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is almost melted. Stir thoroughly until mixture is smooth. Cool 5 minutes. Spread over top of bars.

Step 4

Refrigerate until chocolate is set before cutting, about 20 minutes.

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butter (3/4 cup (1-1/2 stick) for Crust, 2 tablespoons for Icing)

cocoa powder

1/3 cup cocoa powder

granulated sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar


1/4 teaspoon salt

graham cracker crumbs

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

sweetened shredded coconut

3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

toasted almonds

1/2 cup toasted almonds (finely chopped)

butter, softened

2/3 cup butter, softened

instant vanilla pudding mix

3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix

sifted confectioners' sugar

3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

dark chocolate, chopped

4 oz. dark chocolate, chopped

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