CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Nanaimo BarsThis legendary dessert from Vancouver Island is perfect for Olympic snacking.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This legendary dessert from Vancouver Island is perfect for Olympic snacking.
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/3 cups butter, melted, plus 2 tablespoons unmelted
2/3 cup cocoa
½ cup granulated sugar
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13-by-9-inch pan. Line with parchment paper, 1 inch extending over long edges. Whisk eggs, 1 cup melted butter, cocoa, sugar in bowl; stir in crumbs, coconut, walnuts. Press into pan. Bake 10 minutes and cool. Mix 1/3 cup of butter, milk, vanilla in bowl; beat in confectioner’s sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled base. Refrigerate until firm. Put chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in microwave-safe bowl. Heat 1 minute; stir. Heat 30 seconds until smooth. Spread over filling. Score surface into serving-size pieces. Refrigerate until set. Use paper to lift bars from pan; peel off paper. Cut into bars.
Yield: 48 bars.
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