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Drizzled Nanaimo Bars Recipe

Drizzled Nanaimo Bars Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, coconut and walnuts. Stir in chocolate mixture until blended. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-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 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.