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Drizzled Nanaimo Bars

 Drizzled Nanaimo Bars
Nobody knows for sure who invented Nanaimo bars, but nearly everyone who makes these creamy, chocolaty Canadian goodies knows how quickly they disappear. —Alice Maysick, Berrien Center, Michigan
48 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling


  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 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. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture reaches
  • 160°. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, coconut and walnuts.
  • Stir in chocolate mixture until blended. Press into a greased 15-in.

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Drizzled Nanaimo Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  • 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.
  • For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until
  • smooth. Drizzle over filling. Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars.
  • Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 180 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.