Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Photo by Cecelia H.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

3.5

Dozen

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

3.5

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1/4

    cup baking cocoa

  • 3/4

    cup butter, cubed

  • 2

    eggs, beaten

  • 2

    cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 1

    cup flaked coconut

  • 1/2

    cup chopped almonds, optional

  • FILLING:

  • 2

    cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2

    tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 1/4

    cup butter, melted

  • 3

    tablespoons 2% milk

  • GLAZE:

  • 3

    ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1

    tablespoon butter

Directions

•Line an 8-in.-square baking pan with foil, letting ends extend over sides by 1 in. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar and cocoa; add butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160°. Remove from heat. •Stir in cracker crumbs, coconut and, if desired, almonds. Press into prepared pan. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. •For filling, in a small bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, pudding mix, butter and milk until smooth; spread over crust. •In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Spread over top. Refrigerate until set. Using foil, lift bars out of pan. Discard foil; cut into bars.

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