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Drizzled Nanaimo Bars

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling

Makes

4 dozen

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
Drizzled Nanaimo Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded 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 15x10x1-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 180 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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