Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars Recipe
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Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars Recipe

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I love Tiramisu. After tasting Nanaimo Bars at a local bakery, I decided to combine them with the flavors of Tiramisu. My friends and I love my creation and it is more convenient to eat than traditional Tirimisu. —Susan Riley, Allen, Texas
Featured In: Tiramisu Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Baking cocoa

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 162 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In large heavy saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, sugar and coffee. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160°. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in the cracker crumbs, coconut and pecans. Press into a foil-lined 8-in. square baking pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat the butter, whipping cream, rum and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth; spread over crust.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Spread over top. Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars and dust with cocoa. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2012, p129

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"Well it is not a quick recipe....."

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013


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