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Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars

 Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars
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
30 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Baking cocoa

Directions

  • 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.

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Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 162 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.