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Classic Canadian Nanaimo Bars – No Bake

Classic Canadian Nanaimo Bars – No Bake

Serves 18

Ingredients:

Base:

  • 1/2cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4cup granulated sugar
  • 3Tbsp cocoa powder sifted
  • 1large egg lightly beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1cup fine coconut unsweetened      

Custard:

  • 1/4cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2cups powdered sugar
  • 2Tbsp custard powder
  • 3Tbsp milk room temperature

Chocolate:

  • 8oz  dark or semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

 

Instructions:

  1. Grease a 9 x 9″ pan and line with parchment.
  2. Place 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and 3 Tbsp cocoa powder into a large, heatproof bowl over a pot with simmering water. Whisk until combined.
  3. Slowly pour in egg while whisking vigorously. Add vanilla. Continue whisking over simmering water until mixture has thickened and resembles a pudding.
  4. Remove mixture from heat and stir in graham cracker crumbs and coconut.
  5. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of your 9×9 pan. Press down firmly to pack in. Chill in fridge

Custard:

  1. Cream together butter and powdered sugar, add in custard powder and milk and beat until smooth
  2. Spread evenly over base layer and return to fridge. Chill for 30mins.

Chocolate:

  1. Place chopped chocolate and butter in-to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Continue microwaving in 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate has melted.
  2. Spread evenly over custard layer. Chill in fridge until set (about 1 hour).  Cut with a hot serrated knife.

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