Nanaimo Bars Recipe: This Easy No-Bake Layered Dessert Recipe Is a Sweet Gift From Canada by 30Seconds Food

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Nanaimo Bars Recipe: This Easy No-Bake Layered Dessert Recipe Is a Sweet Gift From Canada

A Nanaimo bar is a layered dessert recipe named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. The Canadian no-bake recipe has three delicious layers: a chocolate crust, creamy filling and chocolate glaze. Surprise your family by making this easy Nanaimo bar recipe. (They would also make great gifts!)

Cuisine: Canadian 
Prep Time: 20 minutes plus time to chill 
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes plus time to chill 
Servings: 12 to 15 bars





Here's how to make it: 

  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. The parchment should extend at least 1 inch over the sides. 
  2. In a saucepot, add the sugar, cocoa powder and butter. Cook over low heat until butter melts. 
  3. Beat the eggs in a small bowl. Take about 1/4 cup of the butter mixture and stir it into the eggs to temper them. Whisk the mixture into the saucepot and cook until it reaches 160 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat. 
  4. Add the graham cracker crumbs, coconut and almonds, if using. Press the mixture into the baking pan. Refrigerate while you make the filling and glaze. 
  5. To make the filling, beat the powdered sugar, pudding mix, butter and milk together until smooth. 
  6. To make the glaze, put the chocolate and butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. 
  7. Spread the filling over the cold crust, then top with the glaze. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour, then cut into bars.

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Elisa Schmitz
Well, this looks absolutely delicious. Serve it up! #yum

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