This is a variation of the classic Nanaimo Bars, but it tastes like a B-52 shooter. These are a great alternative to Nanaimo bars or rum balls.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 pieces
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To make the crust, melt 1 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, and whisk in the sugar, cocoa, and eggs. Stir in the coffee liqueur, and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens, about 2 minutes. Mix the graham cracker crumbs with coconut and walnuts in a bowl, and stir into the cocoa mixture. Grease a 9x13-inch square dish or line with greased waxed paper, and pack the crumb mixture into the bottom of the dish. Refrigerate the crust while making the filling.

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  • Place 1/2 cup of butter, confectioners' sugar, custard powder, and Irish cream liqueur into a mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Spread the filling over the crust, and refrigerate the dish until the filling has set, at least 1 hour.

  • Melt the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of butter in the top of a double boiler over hot water, stirring until the mixture is smooth and well blended. Stir in the orange liqueur, and drizzle the filling over the custard filling to cover completely. Return the dish to the refrigerator, and chill until the topping has hardened, at least 1 hour. To cut, run a sharp knife under hot water and cut the bars with the heated knife, reheating the knife as necessary.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 43.5g 14% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterol 38.8mg 13% DV; sodium 159.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2010
These are pretty good bars. I used Kahula for the top layer instead of the orange liqueur. (I know - kind of defeats the purpose of B-52 bars). In each layer I added a little more liqueur than called for. The top layer was good the middle layer was incredible but the bottom layer was just ok. It wasn't quite sweet enough. If I make again I think I would add more sugar to that layer or maybe try icing sugar instead. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/25/2010
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
(3)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2010
These are pretty good bars. I used Kahula for the top layer instead of the orange liqueur. (I know - kind of defeats the purpose of B-52 bars). In each layer I added a little more liqueur than called for. The top layer was good the middle layer was incredible but the bottom layer was just ok. It wasn't quite sweet enough. If I make again I think I would add more sugar to that layer or maybe try icing sugar instead. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2010
I had to increase the Irish cream to 1/2 cup in order to moisten all of the icing sugar and I found the top layer to be a little thick. That being said these are quite tasty. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2011
I really love these bars...very rich..a small portion is all you need....needed more liqueur for icing sugar...but on the whole...I would make this agin Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/25/2010
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
Super delicious..Thats all i can say about this one. Read More
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