Hailing from British Columbia, Canada, delicious nanaimo bars are a beloved treat that Canadians find irresistible.
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups powdered sugar
6 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
- For Base: Cream together 1/2 cup butter, sugar, unsweetened baking cocoa, vanilla, and egg. Mix well with graham cracker crumbs, chopped nuts, and coconut. Pat into a 9x9x2-inch pan. Refrigerate.
- For Filling: Cream 1/4 cup butter with milk; add instant vanilla pudding mix and powdered sugar. Spread this over the first mixture.
- For Glaze: In a sauce pan over low heat melt semi-sweet baking chocolate, add butter and peppermint extract. Spread this over all and chill before cutting into bars.
Makes 9 bars.