Bexx Bars


A change up from a traditional Nanaimo Bar. I named this one after my beautiful daughter!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
16 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 5 tablespoons powdered chocolate drink mix

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ½ (9 ounce) box whole-wheat crackers (such as Triscuit Original®), crushed

  • ¾ cup unsweetened flaked coconut

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ teaspoon margarine


  1. Grease an 8-inch springform pan.

  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over low heat; whisk white sugar and chocolate drink mix into butter until smooth. Remove saucepan from heat; whisk in 1 teaspoon vanilla and beaten egg. Stir crushed crackers and coconut into chocolate mixture. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

  3. Beat 3 tablespoons butter and confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth; stir in milk and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread icing mixture evenly over chocolate-cracker mixture; refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

  4. Melt chocolate chips with margarine in a saucepan over low heat; whisk until smooth. Pour chocolate mixture over icing layer; smooth with a spatula. Refrigerate bars until set, about 1 hour. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Cook's Note:

Use an 8-inch square pan for squares or a 9-inch pan for thinner bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
19g Fat
40g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 121mg 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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