Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Bottom Layer

  • ½

    cup butter

  • ½

    cup Ghirardelli Ground Chocolate (or ¼ cup cocoa powder and ¼ cup white sugar)

  • 1

    egg beaten

  • cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 1

    cup shredded coconut

  • ½

    cup pecans, finely chopped

  • Middle Layer

  • ½

    cup butter, softened

  • 3

    tablespoons half & half

  • 2

    tablespoons vanilla pudding mix

  • 2

    cups powdered sugar

  • Top Layer

  • 1

    cup semi-sweet-chocolate chips (or, even better, about 22 Dove Dark Chocolate Promises)

  • 1

    tablespoon Crisco or vegetable oil

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped white or milk chocolate, melted

Directions

Bottom Layer: In a 300° oven, toast coconut and chopped pecans until golden brown and fragrant. Remove from oven and set aside. In the top of a double boiler, melt ½ cup butter and Ghirardelli Ground Chocolate (or cocoa and sugar). Whisk to combine. Whisk in the beaten egg. Whisk until thickened, and then remove at once from heat. Fold in the graham cracker crumbs, coconut, and pecans. Press into prepared pan. Put in refrigerator while you prepare the next layer. LINE A 9 X 13 IN PAN WITH FOIL/PARCHEMNT Middle Layer: In a large mixing bowl, cream together ½ cup softened butter, half & half, and pudding mix. Fold in the powdered sugar. Beat until very light. Spread evenly on top of the first layer. Cover with plastic wrap. Put in refrigerator again for an hour or so, until middle layer is firm. Top Layer: In a double boiler melt the chocolate chips and Crisco or vegetable oil. The chocolate may melt the middle layer if it’s too hot, so you might want to let it cool for a little bit. Pour onto second layer and spread evenly. Drizzle white or milk chocolate over the top for decoration. Let set in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes and then cut. (This keeps the chocolate from cracking when you cut it.) Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Note: Be sure to remove any foil or parchment paper that may have stuck to the bottom of individual bars


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