Pink Berry Nanaimo Bars

Pink Berry Nanaimo Bars250 Image by: Pink Berry Nanaimo Bars250 Author: Canadian Living

Vanilla wafer cookies, raspberry filling and white chocolate lighten up the traditional colour – and flavour – of the classic Nanaimo bar. 

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

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup vanilla wafer crumbs (about 50 wafers)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1 oz white chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
Filling:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam warmed
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk (approx)
Topping:
  • 8 oz white chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

Method

In bowl, stir together wafer crumbs, coconut, almonds and chocolate. Drizzle with butter and egg, stirring until combined.

Press into parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan. Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.

Filling: In bowl, beat together butter, jam, custard powder and vanilla. Beat in icing sugar alternately with milk, making 3 additions of sugar and 2 of milk and adding up to 1 tsp more milk if too thick to spread. Spread over cooled base. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Topping: In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with oil; 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 trace
  • Sodium 78 mg
  • Sugars 17 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 175.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 52 mg
  • Cholesterol 19 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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