Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars

Author: Canadian Living

Refresh your guests with this version of a perennial favourite.

  • Portion size 40 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 3 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1 pkg (200 g) sweetened desiccated coconut
Filling:
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 green food colouring
Topping:
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Method

In large bowl, whisk together butter, sugar and eggs; stir in cookie crumbs and coconut. Press into greased and parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until firm, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on rack.

Filling: Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together butter, milk and peppermint extract; beat in sugar until smooth. Beat in food colouring to desired shade. Spread evenly over base. Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes.

Topping: In bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with butter; spread over filling. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Score top to form 40 bars; refrigerate until set. Cut into bars. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per bar: about

  • Sodium 135 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 195.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 29 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • 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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