Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
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
Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.