Baked-Bottom Nanaimo Bars

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Eat these right away and serve it like a cobbler -- or chill, cut into small rectangles, and enjoy them out of hand.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 pieces

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds

  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 ¼ cups milk

  • ¼ cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter an 8x8-inch square baking pan.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat unsalted butter with sugar with an electric mixer until very creamy, about 1 minute. Add the egg and cocoa powder, and beat until the ingredients are well mixed. Pour in the graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup coconut, and almonds, and beat on low speed until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, and let the crust cool.

  4. Melt chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over very low heat, stirring until well blended. Remove from the heat, allow to cool for several minutes, then spread the chocolate mixture over the crust in a smooth layer. Refrigerate the dish while you make the next layer.

  5. Beat the pudding mix and milk in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until the pudding is thick and smooth, about 2 minutes. Spread the pudding over the chocolate layer; sprinkle the dish with 1/4 cup coconut, cover loosely, and refrigerate until chilled and set, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
15g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 160mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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