Sunday, April 10, 2011

Nanaimo Bars

I subscribe to Taste of Home and this month I got the new issue.  Inside they have 5 types of cookie bars for all of us to try.  I made 4 of the 5 and will make the 5th soon.  Here is one of those bars recipes.

Thanks Taste of Home for publishing these great recipes!

Drizzled Nanaimo Bars

Prep:  40 minutes + chilling
Yield:  2 dozen

1         cup butter, cubed

1/2     cup sugar

2         ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

2         eggs, beated

2         teaspoons vanilla extract

4         cups graham cracker cumbs

2         cups flaked coconut

1         cup walnuts, chopped


1/2      cup butter, softened

3          Tablespoons 2% milk

2          Tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix

2          cups confectioners' sugar


8          ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (can use morsels)

1          Tablespoons butter

1.  In large heavy saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and chocolate. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted.  Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs.  Return all to the pan, whisking constantly (super important here, the help of someone else would be useful).  Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160º (definitely use a candy thermometer on this one).  Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla.

2.  In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, flaked coconut and walnuts.  Stir in chocolate mixture until blended.  Press into greased 15x 10-in. pan.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.

3.  For filling, in a large bowl, beat the butter, milk and pudding mix until blended.  Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth; spread over crust.

4.  For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth.  Drizzle over the filling.  Refrigerate until set.  Cut into bars.

These ones are really good!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a Taste of Home Field Editor that magazine!!! You can find me in Ohio :)