Nutty Nanaimo Bars

Nutty Nanaimo Bars250 Image by: Nutty Nanaimo Bars250 Author: Canadian Living

Rich, decadent milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter make the perfect topping for the nutty base. For an added garnish, sprinkle finely chopped peanuts over the topping before refrigerating.

  • Portion size 25 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cups finely chopped cashews
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Filling:
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
Topping:
  • 4 oz milk chocolate chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Method

In bowl, stir together graham crumbs, pecans, cashews and sugar. Drizzle with butter, egg and vanilla, stirring until combined.

Press into parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan. Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven until edges are dry but centre is still moist, about 10 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.

Filling: In bowl, beat together icing sugar, butter and peanut butter; spread over cooled base. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Topping: In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with butter; spread over filling. Refrigerate until chocolate is almost set, about 30 minutes.

With tip of knife, score into bars; refrigerate until chocolate is completely set, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 days or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.) Cut into bars.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 105 mg
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 194.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Potassium 94 mg
  • Cholesterol 29 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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